Finding out that you are going to have a baby is an amazing and overwhelming discovery. You will have a million and one questions and concerns, whether this is your first pregnancy or not. For example, how is my body going to change, who do you tell, and what doctor should you see. This article has some of the basic information that you should know.
Are you having pregnancy cravings? Your body may need whatever you’re craving. Eat it in a small portion and enjoy.
Exercise and being active are important to a healthy pregnancy and an easier birth and recovery. Exercise can make labor and recovery easier, will keep your weight down and can reduce the chances of complications in pregnancy.
Discuss any travel plans with your doctor, during pregnancy. Ensure that your medical records are traveling with you, just in case there are any issues.
When pregnant, fill up your car at full-service stations or have someone else fill your gas for you. Gas fumes can actually have a negative impact on your unborn child. Just ask for help, don’t risk it!
Carefully go through your home and eliminate any chemicals that could cause harm to your unborn baby. Cleaning product are notorious for that, so try switching to natural products. After having the baby, go ahead and keep them out of the house to have a safer home for the baby.
Never feel too embarrassed to ask someone for help in lifting heavy items while you’re pregnant! Heavy lifting is especially hard on your pregnant body, and if you strain too much you can hurt your baby or even cause early labor. As an alternative, have a friend or relative life the object for you and ask your doctor how much weight you should be lifting.
If there’s a chance you’re pregnant, find out as soon as you can. Sometimes, it takes women a long time to realize they are expecting. This can bring complications during pregnancy and prevent getting adequate and necessary care.
Congratulations on having a baby in your womb! Get any help you can from your family and immediate friends, apply all medical advice given to you and make the best you can of the days ahead of you.