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.
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.
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.
Enroll in a childbirth education class
Stay away from all forms of strenuous activities and contact sports.
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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