So, you’ve gotten over the elation of being pregnant. Now, despite the joy of having a little one growing in your belly, you (and your husband or boyfriend) need to deal with the nagging symptoms of pregnancy. Here are just a few tips to help you to survive:

1. Get plenty of rest: Most likely, you will be more tired than ever before during the first trimester. Listen to your body and go to bed or take naps when you are feeling tired. This may also mean cutting back on obligations, or going out with friends. Do not let yourself worry about housework, errands, or getting ready for the baby, which needs to be done. You will have more energy in the 2nd trimester, so let the things that can wait, wait. Also, ask your husband, boyfriend, or family to help you when you are tired.

2. Ask (or beg) your significant other to do the grocery shopping, cooking, and some of the cleaning: You may have aversions to foods in the first trimester or simply just do not have the desire to cook. Prepare a list of food items that you enjoy and ask your husband to prepare the meals each night or a few nights per week. Alleviating the stress of having to deal with food aversions at the grocery store and over the stove will help alleviate some of the nausea you may be feeling. Not only that, but if you are like me and working full time, you are tired in the evenings and will not feel like cooking or cleaning.

3. Make large meals on the weekends to last throughout the week: You will find that you have a little more energy for a few hours on the weekends. Snatch up those moments of energy to make a one-dish meal for the week (soups, casseroles, lasagnas, stews) so that you have something on the nights you lack the desire and energy to cook.

4. If you are experiencing nausea, try different avenues to alleviate it: There are many tips out there to ease the nausea, such as eating crackers in the morning before you get up, eating crackers all day, drinking ginger tea, and drinking ginger ale. I did not find these things to help with my nausea. One of the things that helped me was eating black licorice, eating grilled cheese sandwiches all day, and drinking lemonade. So, what works for one, does not work for all. Try different things.

5. Don’t read all of the pregnancy books: Ask your doctor for one book that their practice recommends and stick with that book. If you feel the need to buy several books on the market, do not let yourself get worried about all of the things they discuss in these books. For example, I thought there was a chance that my baby was going to have neural tube defects (due to lack of folic acid) since I did not take prenatal vitamins prior to conception and in the first month of pregnancy. My doctor assured me that you do not even need to take the prenatal vitamins until the 20th week.

6. Call your doctor if you have concerns about anything! Your doctor will assure you more than the books or anyone else for that matter.

Lastly, have fun during your first trimester! Cherish all of the changes and experiences your body goes through during pregnancy as it forms a little miracle inside.

 

Pregnancy can be an exciting time in life. In order to have a healthy pregnancy, there are plenty of techniques you can use. Keeping yourself healthy will help the baby to be healthy, too. This article provides useful advice that will help you stay healthy, and get through your pregnancy successfully.

Always use sunscreen when pregnant. Also, you should never tan while pregnant. During pregnancy, your skin will become more sensitive, and you could end up with some sunspots or sunburns if you do not protect it. Check the label of your sunscreen and other skin care products to make sure it does not contain harmful chemicals.

You should add three to five hundred calories to your diet during pregnancy. Remember, being pregnant means that you are eating for two and it is important that both you and your unborn baby are fed. Make sure that you eat healthy though, as you should not be eating junk food.

Begin pregnancy classes as soon as you know you are pregnant. These classes are designed to present you with everything you need to know about the birthing process, helping to put you at ease and know what to expect. Use this as a chance to ask all those questions that are weighing on your mind about what’s to come.

If you suspect you are pregnant, purchase a test kit or visit your physician immediately. If you wait more than a few months, you might run into complications caused by unhealthy habits.

For women who are pregnant and in their 3rd trimester, they should sleep on their left side. Sleeping in this position gives the greatest amount of blood to your fetus, and also causes good flow to the kidneys and uterus. You don’t want to rest on your back, because this position doesn’t allow for proper blood flow.

The paragraphs you just read detailed not only things that you should do to keep your baby healthy but some things you should refrain from doing, as well. Use the tips from this article to ensure that you have a happy and healthy pregnancy.

Ready for baby? The interim time can be miraculous or stressful, and many times will be both at the same time. Use the tips discussed in this article to alleviate that stress. They will help ensure you have a happy, healthy pregnancy.

Sleeping well will be easier if you develop a relaxing bedtime ritual. A consistent evening routine will signal to your body that it is nearly time to sleep, ultimately making it easier to drift off. Ending the evening with a warm bath, time with a book, or a massage from your partner can help as well.

Track cycles if you plan on conceiving. You will be able to find the best time of the month to conceive. You can also make a better guess as to the conception date if you track your cycle. This helps you determine when you’re most likely to go into labor.

Use full-service gas stations while pregnant, or ask your partner or other passenger to fill the tank for you while you wait in the car. The fumes can be dangerous for your fetus. It’s always better to ask someone for help than risk it.

Make sure you’re changing all litter boxes for your cat in the household. The chemicals found in litter and cat feces can be harmful to pregnant women. Have either your spouse or, if you’re single, a friend or family member change your cat litter for you.

Remember that many women take upwards of 12 months to become pregnant. If you have been trying for that long and are not having any success, it is time to go see your doctor. Your doctor is the one best able to determine if you have any medical problems getting in the way of pregnancy.

There’s no limit to learning about your baby, pregnancy and the health of your own body. This article has given you those little tidbits of information that can carry you on your way to a great and healthy pregnancy. Time will go by fast and you’ll become a mother in no time.

There are many ways to have a healthier and happier pregnancy for your baby and you. This is very easy to do when you have easy and practical ideas that you find in this article. These suggestions may work in your case and you will enjoy every moment.

See your doctor before trying to become pregnant. Your doctor can help you make healthy lifestyle changes, which will make your pregnancy easier. Preparation is key to a healthy pregnancy.

Be more conservative about your sunscreen use than you were when you were not pregnant. Tanning beds should also be avoided. Pregnancy can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, increasing your chances of both sunburn and sunspots. However, be sure your sunscreen is safe for baby.

Take prenatal vitamins as soon as you plan on getting pregnant. There are many of your baby’s vital organs, such as the spinal cord and brain, which begin developing right from the beginning of pregnancy. You need to ensure that you get adequate amounts of certain nutrients, and a good prenatal vitamin is your best insurance.

Be sure to rid your home of dangerous chemicals before you become pregnant or as soon as possible afterwards. Cleaning solutions are usually the biggest threats, so try replacing them with natural solutions. Once the child is born, consider keeping chemicals from the home to make it safer.

Eat frequent small meals in order to calm your upset stomach. When your tummy is full, it should feel more comfortable. Eat healthy, light fare as well, like salads. Fresh fruit, vegetables and lean meats do wonders.

During pregnancy, you should try to stay away from Vitamin A. This vitamin can cause damage to your unborn child. Do not consume any food that is abundant in vitamin A, such as mozzarella, egg yolks, mangoes and liver. Although you can have these foods on occasion, you shouldn’t consume them every day.

Experiencing a happy and healthy pregnancy will be easier if you use the tips from this article. Hopefully these tips will ease concerns and help you relax and enjoy your pregnancy.

Many women think that pregnancy is hard no matter what, but they sometimes forget that they need to be more positive. You not only have to remember to stay positive, but you also want to learn as much as you can, to make your pregnancy go as smooth as possible. This article will help you find out more, so read on.

Those who are pregnant should be careful in 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.

Don’t be worried if you don’t get pregnant right away. You should see your doctor if you’ve tried to no avail. They will be able to tell you if there is any medical reason for your struggles.

Most birthing centers will be happy to give you a tour of their facilities, so be sure to take advantage of this. Feeling comfortable about your birthing facility is a good way to have a smooth labor experience. Try checking a couple places if you can to see what you’re interested and not interested in. You will want to ensure the facilities are adequate enough for not only yourself but for the person who will accompany you while you’re in labor.

Get a home pregnancy test or get right to your doctor if you think you might be pregnant. The sooner you know you are pregnant, the sooner you can take steps to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

A great pregnancy starts with effort on your part. Nonetheless, it’s good to be well-informed about pregnancy. You want to understand how your choices affect your unborn child. Use the advice you have read here and don’t stop learning. If you follow this good advice, you’ll know you did everything possible to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

The more you learn, the safer your pregnancy will be. These tips will help ease your mind when an issue arises during your pregnancy.

Don’t be afraid to decline social invitations during your pregnancy if you’re not feeling up to it. The people close to you will understand. The tiredness you feel may surprise you, as will the nausea and urination urges you have. Don’t exhaust yourself just because you think something is expected of you.

As long as you try to eat three healthy meals a day, there is nothing wrong with indulging every once in a while! There are reasons your body craves certain foods; you may need specific nutrients those foods can supply. While pregnant you need extra nutrients, so enjoy your cravings.

Talk to your doctor if you wish to conceive. He or she can tell you about what changes you should make to have a healthy pregnancy. Preparation is key to a healthy pregnancy.

Even if you are not yet pregnant, you might want to consider taking a prenatal vitamin. The initial trimester of your pregnancy is when your baby starts growing his neural cord that eventually develops into a spinal cord and brain. Facilitate healthy development of these structures by including adequate amounts of calcium, folic acid and iron.

Take a trip to the facility where you’re going to give birth. Look around and get a tour so you can meet the staff. This should put you at ease since you have a better idea of what to expect. This process can be particularly helpful to the expectant father as he will be very active around the delivery room when you give birth.

Keep this article on hand to refer to when you have any questions. Share this information with any of your friends that might need it. Simply by sharing this information with them, you can be a big help, and perhaps someday they will help you too.