Couples that are planning to get pregnant should get a doctor’s check-up before conceiving. Your doctor can alert you of any important tests you should take based on your age, or any previous medical issues you have now, or have had in the past. This also provides you with an opportunity to ask questions that you need to about your planned pregnancy.
Pregnancy can intensify the sense of smell, making everyday odors nauseating. Try taking a scented handkerchief with lavender or lemon oil anywhere you go. You can pull out the handkerchief and whiff the oil when passing stinky garbage cans, or other odors that bother you.
Snoring can sometimes increase during pregnancy, even if you never snored before. The common occurrence happens because nasal membranes swell during pregnancy. The snoring may bother your partner. If so, use nasal strips to reduce snoring. Another alternative would be to have your partner wear ear plugs when sleeping.
You may have lots of swelling during your pregnancy. Decrease your salt intake to help treat the problem.
Never feel too embarrassed to ask someone for help in lifting heavy items while you’re pregnant! By lifting heavy objects, you could have a miscarriage, stress out your baby and cause back strains or pains. Even if you feel capable, swallow your pride and ask someone else to handle the heavy lifting.
Many moms-to-be aren’t fully sure of the best way to take care of themselves during pregnancy. As society gains more knowledge on the subject, what’s best practice tends to change. However, if you bring to bear the sensible advice in this article, you will have made a major contribution to your health, your baby’s health, and the enjoyment of your pregnancy.