Baby Matters: Your One And Only Pregnancy Guide
A lot of people are overjoyed but also a little scared when they first find out they are pregnant. Having some anxiety is natural, but you need to remember to keep your cool. It helps to try to learn as much as you can. The more you learn about pregnancy the easier time you can have during your pregnancy. So, take note of all these tips to try and make your pregnancy as easy as possible.
Stop taking your birth control pills at least a couple of months before you want to get pregnant. This will allow you to monitor your menstrual cycle and figure out the day you will ovulate. Stopping the pill in advance also lets your hormones regulate to their natural levels. This will make it easier to conceive and get on your way to parenthood!
Spend your money on good bras. You will definitely need the extra support. Wearing bras that are too tight, will really hurt you, and you will be very uncomfortable. You will outgrow a couple of sizes, so get some nursing bras that are not expensive but will give you good support.
Purchase some large, inexpensive “granny panties” to take with you to the hospital when you give birth. A high waistband is less likely to irritate a c-section incision, if you have one, and the full-coverage underwear can better accommodate the large post-partum maxi pads that you will wear for the first couple of days.
Don’t put on too much weight while pregnant. If you put on too much weight while pregnant, you risk impacting your health later, as the weight will be difficult to take off. A women who is of average weight when she becomes pregnant should put on about fiteen to thirty pounds over the entire nine months.
Stay away from saunas and hot tubs during pregnancy. Expectant mothers should avoid places where they can get overheated because it can be dangerous for the baby. Some spas also use oils that could cause early contractions, particularly during the first two trimesters of pregnancy. Juniper, rosemary and clary sage should all be avoided.
Ask the women in your family about their pregnancy and birth experiences. Knowing how long it took your mother to get pregnant or that your sister has ovarian cysts can be valuable information when you are trying to conceive. Not all fertility and pregnancy conditions are hereditary, though, so tell your doctor everything you learn and she will be able to discern what could be relevant for you.
Oral care is important for a healthy baby. You may not think of your teeth and gums as having any effect on a baby, but research has shown that mothers with gum disease are at a higher risk for miscarriage and preterm birth. It is best to see your dentist before you conceive, while you can still get X-rays and other treatments.
With all of the tips you just read and learned about you should start to feel a bit of that anxiety of pregnancy relieved. There’s no point in learning something if you aren’t going to use it. So, make sure you try your best to have as positive of a mindset as possible; as this will help you to apply the advice with enthusiasm.