There is a lot of information currently available pertaining to pregnancy. If you do not want to sort through all this information, continue reading. If you keep reading, you will find some tried and true information to help you face the different challenges of pregnancy.
When pregnant, if there is a social event you do not want to attend, then don’t. People will understand that your needs are different at this time. Tiredness, nausea and constant bathroom outings will be common during your pregnancy. Don’t exhaust yourself just because you think something is expected of you.
It is very important that women, especially pregnant women avoid overexposure to the sun. Women have skin that becomes more sensitive when they’re pregnant so that means things like sunburn can happen. This could also cause skin cancer, so be careful about being in the sun too often.
Lower your intake of vitamin A when pregnant. Vitamin A can be harmful to the embryo. Avoid foods that have this vitamin, including liver, mozzarella cheese, egg yolks and mangos. You can eat small amount of these, but don’t overdo it.
If your feet swell unexpectedly during your pregnancy, you need to let your physician know right away. This is sometimes a part of pregnancy, but it can be a warning sign of preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is dangerous and causes high blood pressure. Leaving this condition untreated could cause birthing problems.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you experience vaginal discharge during your pregnancy. The discharge could indicate a common vaginal infection that you may experience while pregnant. However, if left untreated, the infection could cause problems for you or your baby.
You should have a hospital bag ready and waiting by the time you are in your third trimester. You want to be prepared in case you go into labor early. When you pack your bag be sure you pack your insurance cards, your copy of the birth plan as well as your camera and batteries.
Now that you know a bit more about pregnancy, you will better be able to manage everything that comes with it. Keep in mind that your child’s health depends on what you do.