Finding out about your first pregnancy can make you feel overwhelmed. If this is your first pregnancy, you will have hundreds of questions that need answers. When should you tell your family and friends? When should you get in touch with your doctor? What should you expect from your body in terms of physical changes? The article below deals with some of that important information.
Are you expecting? Planning on breastfeeding your child? Do you need to learn how to do it privately in public? Nursing clothing was designed with this in mind. Rather than creating controversy, invest in some clothing designed with discreet public breastfeeding in mind. They cover you as you feed your child. Here is another thought. Try nursing in front of a mirror for a while – so you can see what other may see – and fix it.
If you don’t feel like going out, don’t. Others in your social circle are likely to understand pregnancy and the toll it can take on your body. The tiredness you feel may surprise you, as will the nausea and urination urges you have. If you don’t really feel all that great, stop pushing yourself.
Eat small meals to help with the nausea that can happen in the first trimester. When your tummy is full, it should feel more comfortable. Try to keep the foods you do eat light and fresh. Eat lots of lean meats, fruits, and vegetables.
Sign up for Lamaze classes. This will help to explain some of the things to expect, which should eliminate some of the stress that comes from fear of the unknown. You will be able to ask any and all questions that come to mind.
If you have a medical condition or a cold, try to use non-medical treatments. Common OTC medications may not be good for your baby. Try natural remedies to deal with things such as nausea, heartburn or constipation. Talk to your doctor for even more tips and tricks.
When pregnant, you should never expose yourself to your cat’s soiled litter. Avoid the cat litter box due to the danger of contracting toxoplasmosis. This disease can cause stillbirth, miscarriage, or birth defects in humans.
If something you eat while you are pregnant causes you to have a stomach upset and diarrhea, drink fluids and telephone your physician if you are worried. Dehydration is one common result of diarrhea and, during pregnancy it is especially important to replenish these fluids in order to avoid the need for an IV in the hospital.
You are to be congratulated for the amazing life experience you are about to enjoy in about 9 months. Ask for help as needed from the people who love you and follow your doctor’s advice so that you can enjoy being pregnant.