5 things you should do immediately you realize you are pregnant. No 4 is VERY IMPORTANT
Before you start picking a name and painting the nursery for that beautiful baby of yours, think about how to prepare your body and your life for your little bundle of joy about to come into the home.
Get in shape ahead of time (even though your waist will disappear for a while) to make your pregnancy and delivery easier. Aim at least 30 minutes of exercise each day so that your heart will pump well always. You can try Walking, bicycling, and swimming are great ways to get a workout. Or join a prenatal exercise class which has been fantastic from several parents.
2. Eat Right always
Soon enough you’ll crave ice cream and pickles. For now, focus on eating well. You WIll need lots of protein, iron, calcium, and folic acid. Stock up on fruits, nuts, veggies, leafy greens, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. Cut back on chips, baked goods, soda, and other junk foods with empty calories.
Ask your partner to join you to make it easier. Make him deny all the junks at the early stage of pregnancy. Let him insist you eat well now so that when the cravings for junks come in, you will have had a base already.
3. Get a Checkup
Do you want to share your plans? Start with your doctor. See her a few months before you begin trying to get pregnant or when you are already pregnant. Ask about:
Tests or vaccines you need
How to manage or control any health conditions you have
Medicines you can and can’t take during pregnancy
4. See Your Dentist regularly.
If you’re not a regular flosser, now is the time to make it a habit. It’s good for your baby as well as your smile. Pregnancy raises your chance of gum disease, a health problem that may also make early labor more likely. So have your teeth cleaned and checked, and brush, floss and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash daily. This has a great effect on your baby coming out well with all the best and lovely smile available in the world.
5. Cut Back on Caffeine and QUIT SMOKING
Some experts suggest you get no more than 200 mg of caffeine a day while you’re trying to get pregnant and during pregnancy itself. That’s about one 12-ounce cup of coffee or four 8-ounce cups of tea. Switch to decaf or try warm, spiced milk instead. If you can’t get going without your morning brew, stop at just one, or downsize.
Among its other drawbacks, smoking can make it harder for you to get pregnant. And lighting up during pregnancy can raise the likelihood of problems like premature birth, low birth weight, and miscarriage. It also puts your baby at risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Ask your partner to quit, too. Secondhand smoke is also dangerous. And it may hurt male fertility.
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