Finding out you are pregnant can be overwhelming and frightening. You will have a million and one questions and concerns, whether this is your first pregnancy or not. For example, how is my body going to change, who do you tell, and what doctor should you see. This article contains some of the basics that you need to know.
When you become pregnant, it is vital to take the time and put in the effort to educate yourself. There is a lot to learn, and the more you know, the better equipped you will feel. Understanding each stage of pregnancy enables you to know what is normal and expected. Knowledge of the process will alleviate stress and anxiety.
To get a good night’s restful sleep, establish a regular routine. This makes it easier to fall asleep, which can be unusually difficult for some pregnant women. Try to have the end of the day be relaxed and soothing. A soothing, warm shower can help to get you ready for bed.
You may want to think about giving your belly a massage when you reach the end of the second trimester. Sit comfortably on a sofa or bed with support from a pillow or two at your back. Instead of using lotion, put oil on your belly and rub while applying light pressure. Listen to music that’s relaxing, and always be breathing deeply. Both you and your baby will find this tranquil interlude relaxing.
Regular exercise will be important during your pregnancy. Light to moderate exercise, that does not overly stress your body, can help you have a shorter labor and lose your baby weight quickly after delivery.
If there are one or more cats in your home, refrain from cleaning the litter. Soiled cat litter contains chemicals that are dangerous for pregnant women. If you have a husband or live-in boyfriend, he can change the litter while you are pregnant. If there is no one else around, see if a friend or relative can help out.
Congratulations on your pregnancy and the bundle of joy that will soon be in your arms. Let your loved ones provide you with advice and support, follow your doctor’s orders, and enjoy this remarkable experience in your life.