5 Important Decisions To Make Once You’re Pregnant

Congratulations on your pregnancy! It’s a beautiful feeling to finally hold your baby in your arms after nine long months. It is a feeling that cannot be adequately put into words – It’s just awesome.

There is so much to get done from day one and your probably on the edge of freaking out, you’ve got a thousand questions running through your mind, but generally, a lot of mothers like you want to make sure the journey is a smooth one and their babies come out safe and healthy.

So here are 3 important tips to keep in mind as you get ready for your baby’s arrival.

Tip #1

Do remember to make a prenatal appointment – Usually, the first appointment is set up around the 8th week of pregnancy. You will want to go to that appointment with enough information about your medical history; this is so the doctor can plan for any complications that may occur during the pregnancy.

Tip #2

Quit alcohol, smoking and ease up on the caffeine – These substances can harm the development of your baby. While you’re at it, remember to make a list of medications you are currently on and relay this information to a doctor. The doctor will let you know which ones are safe for your baby.

Tip #3

Enroll in a childbirth education class

Tip #4

Stay away from all forms of strenuous activities and contact sports.

Tip #5

Eat well! Pregnant women require additional nutrients daily as the baby relies on its mother to survive; to help you out, here’s a useful infographic on nutrition for pregnant women.

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