Are you pregnant then know that you are blessed! But don’t freak out. Let’s take things slow and one at a time. We have here a few ways by means of which you can enjoy your pregnancy very responsibly.
If it is the first time for you, we understand that it is quite natural to feel the stress but stress can rather affect you and your pregnancy more than you think it can. You need to understand that pregnancy is something very natural and we as women have the capacity to bear children in our womb with utmost efficiency. However here’s a guideline which you could follow in order to have a fulfilling 9 months of journey.
DON’T TELL PEOPLE UNTIL YOU ARE PAST THE FIRST THREE MONTHS
Don’t let the good news out already. Save it until you have past at least 3 months of pregnancy to disclose the news to friends and distant relatives because it can be not only a tedious but also an embarrassing and painful process to have to go back and tell everyone about a miscarriage or about a wrong piece of information regarding the pregnancy.
RECORD MOMENTS OF YOUR PREGNANCY
You might find apps online which help in recording the experiences you go through during the pregnancy or you could also purchase your own pregnancy journal. You will find these online. It asks you for various kinds of details regarding different kinds of experiences one goes through during a pregnancy. Maintaining a journal is a good idea because it not only helps you compare subsequent pregnancies and recognize any sort of complications but also creates a wonderful and memorable record which you can later go through and feel good about.
TAKE A LOT OF PICTURES
Along with writing journals, take a lot of pictures of yourself as you grow. This will contribute to some beautiful memories once again. Take pictures with your husband, your other children if you have any. Take pictures of you exclusively and as a couple in different acts, all of which, you can enjoy later on, because these moments in life are indeed very special for all of us woman and we should find every means to try and capture them, so that we can relive them once they pass.
USE LOTION TO PREVENT STRETCH MARKS
To avoid getting sharp stretch marks you should use lotions and creams which are specifically formulated to prevent the formation of stretch marks. Apply this lotion not only on visible areas that have formed stretch marks already but even on areas that apparently look toned and free of any marks, because you never know where you might end up getting a few. So it’s better to not leave any inch of the skin unattended.
ENGAGE IN A REGULAR WORKOUT PLAN
If you’re used to working out then you should continue to work out even when you are pregnant and if you aren’t used to working out, you should start as soon as you can, especially when you find out about your pregnancy, because it is very important to stay fit and healthy when your body is going through innumerable changes both hormonal and physical. Cardio and strength training along with exercises concentrating on the pelvic areas are advisable. Another benefit for those who are used to working out during their pregnancy is that after they have the way, it is much easier for them to lose undesired weight and get rid of the stretch marks, because when the body remains active, it finds it easier to burn fat and tone itself up.
SHOP AROUND FOR MATERNITY CLOTHES
Indulge in fashionable yet comfortable maternity clothing, because you want to show off that bump while making sure that you also feel comfortable in the clothes that you wear. You could easily shop for trendy clothes your size on online stores. That’ll also keep you occupied.
STACK UP ON BABY PRODUCTS
You need to both prepare yourself and your home to welcome the baby. So you should stack up on things that are most important in order to bring up a baby. You could take help from other mothers who have an experience in the purchasing of baby products and they might also lend you certain products that they don’t require anymore. You could take their advice on which is better than the rest and then go on and check them out for yourself personally or buy them online if you don’t have the time to go and check at stores physically.
MAKE A LIST OF WHAT TO DO BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR BABY IS BORN
This should help you feel more relaxed once your baby is born, render you free of stress and prevent you from making wrong judgements whatsoever. Apart from purchasing material items you will require for when the baby is born, you need to also make prior arrangements for the baby’s accommodation and yours as well as a mother. You need to look way ahead for nannies and appoint them for a time when you know you’re due. These are little but significant things that you need to remember and like I mentioned earlier, it is always a good option to consult an experienced mother who has had and brought up more than one child.
TAKE PRENATAL MEDICINES IF YOU HAVE TO
Your body needs an extra supply of vitamin and nutrients while you are pregnant, because your baby is soaking up the natural vitamins and mineral that your body has access to from the normal food you eat, so it is vital that you replenish your body with those essential nutrients that you require to remain healthy and those which should also contribute to your baby’s overall health while it is developing.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR TO SEE IF YOU CAN STILL TAKE THE MEDICINES YOU HAVE BEEN TAKING
There are certain medicines which you should not consume when you are pregnant. You must get in touch with your doctor, first and foremost to be able to find out as to whether you can continue to take all of the medicines you have been taking so far, if any, during your pregnancy as well. You need to make sure that none of those are unsafe for your child.
You need to inform yourself as much as you can about how it is to be pregnant and what are those things that you need to keep in mind when you are pregnant with your first baby. You need to learn up about how to keep yourself and the baby safe in your body and also the right tactics to raise a healthy baby after it is born. You need to be a well informed mother and the more you read books relating to bringing up a baby or about pregnancy and the more you ask around, the better the experience will turn out for you.
All the best to you, while you are looking forward to welcoming your first baby and I am sure things will right in place. It is an amazing feeling to become a mother so enjoy every bit of it, from the very time you learn that you have conceived till the time when you actually give birth to your own creation.