What it is to really expect when you are expecting your first baby? First time pregnancies bring a lot of anticipations, fears, and nervousness. If you are expecting your first baby, you would definitely come across labour stories and pregnancy surprising experiences from your near ones which no one has mentioned before in front of you.
It’s a fanatical situation, we can understand. Anything and everything that strikes your mind during your pregnancy is important and it’s normal to be nervous. As a pregnant woman you would first give a phone call to your mother or your best friend and grab the best piece of advice from that, but it’s very likely that they do not have all the answers to your not-so-weird-and-random questions.
So, here we have rounded up a chain of expert advice for your first nine- months pregnancy journey to make it a calming one-
- Don’t Google everything
Stay away from the internet. Don’t Google all those symptoms you are having in your body. It’s normal for your colleague’s sister to experience something on her pregnancy that you are still not aware of. It is also normal for you to never experience the same sort of difficulties. Every pregnancy is a different case. If you really feel something different inside you that is uncommon, or is really concerned, go visit a doctor first instead of Googling it.
- Quit smoking
If you’re pregnant or is planning for one, you should immediately get rid of the harmful habit of smoking. Passive smokers are equally hazardous for you and your baby, so avoid public smoking places as well. Don’t drink. And prepare yourself for a healthy parenting by reading books, listening to music and things that you enjoy.
- Take exercise seriously
Unless your doctor has advised you not to continue exercising during pregnancy, don’t skip it. It is totally safe to exercise during pregnancy, even during the third semester. There are hundreds and thousands of videos are available on the internet which can teach you to exercise comfortably and effectively. Pilates, yoga, swimming, and walking are very effective exercises for pregnant women. A 30-minutes session of these can help you stay active stress free, keep body weight normal and improve blood circulation.
- Don’t go bonkers on your maternity clothes
It’s only a nine- month’s time. We know you are excited and probably want to fill your wardrobe with all type of maternity clothes, but please don’t. After giving birth to your baby, you would go back to normal size, and so to your normal clothes. Invest in two pairs of comfortable pants and a couple of longer shirts, a couple of comfort fit tee shirt, a belly band that will allow you to still wear your usual pants without anyone knowing.
- Study and research
This is your first baby, attending a pregnancy advice live chat, or a childbirth class, few educational videos and tutorials will help you feel more prepared for delivery. Not only will you have the chance to learn more about childbirth and infant care, but you can ask specific questions and solve your concerns.
- Practice no- cheat diet
A cheat diet is unhealthy diet so at the pregnancy period stay away from that. Instead eat folate rich foods, take your medicines on time, and keep control on your weight. Foods like fortified cereals, asparagus, lentils, wheat germ, oranges, and orange juice are folate rich foods. If you are having a healthy diet, it’s okay to give in for your cravings. Also, if you are feeling low and want a bit munching, fruits is a great pick- me- up. The natural sugars in apples and bananas lift energy levels, without making you worried for extra calories.
First time pregnancies can be confusing from all possible sides. But don’t give in with the confusions. While the above life has surely could not comprise all the necessary measures you should take, it has incorporated the inevitable ones.