Sometimes you will find that you have to wait a while before you pee on that stick and find out you are pregnant, and getting to that appointment with the midwife or Doctor to confirm the news and give you the low down on what you must do now. Thankfully, there are a few tips that you should be taking to ensure that you have the perfect pregnancy, and you will find that the earlier you start, the better and easier your entire pregnancy will be.
One of the most important things that you will need to do is to give up smoking if you do smoke. This can prevent a massive number of problems and complications in your pregnancy, and you will also find that you feel better throughout the duration of it as well. The last thing that you will want to do is expose your unborn child to carbon monoxide, and this is exactly what you will be doing unless you give up the smokes.
Alcohol is something that most expectant mothers know to give up, but for the most part, very few people understand why this is. Passing on the wine is especially important during the first three months of your pregnancy because this is when all of your baby’s vital organs are forming, and the alcohol that you may consume could affect the progress of this growth. This can lead to a number of problems, including a low birth weight, learning disabilities, behavioral problems and even other concerns. The less you drink, the safer your pregnancy will be – it is very simple.
Of course, you will want to make sure that you are taking care of yourself as much as you should be, and this means making sure that you are eating a healthy and balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and also by having enough exercise to make you healthy and fit. Certain foods should be avoided, for example, meat that isn’t cooked, unpasteurized cheeses, etc. These can bring about some rather nasty complaints including toxoplasmosis and also listeria. You can also make yourself rather poorly from handling cat feces, so rather than changing the cat litter tray yourself, pass the responsibility over to your partner and get him to deal with it instead!
As well as taking care of yourself by ensuring that you are eating the right things, you will also want to make sure that you are going to be safe at work, and this could mean avoiding things such as dealing with heavy items that could injure you, not working rather long hours, and also ensuring that night shifts are kept to a bare minimum. You need to make sure that your health is of the upmost importance. You have rights when you are pregnant, and you should read up on your rights and rules for your situation on the internet. Either that, or speak to managers or HR personnel for your company to find out where you stand.
By making sure that you are taking care of yourself at the beginning of your pregnancy, you make sure that both you and your child are going to be as safe and healthy as possible – something that every expecting couple would want!