10 THINGS TO DO ONCE YOU FIND OUT YOU’RE PREGNANT


Congratulations, you just found out you’re pregnant! It is so exciting to be pregnant for the first time! If you’re wondering where to go from here and what things you should do the minute you find out you’re pregnant you’re in the right place!

Seeing that positive sign on a pregnancy test can automatically make you feel a thousand different emotions. From shock, scared, happy, worried, anxious and excited. You’re still in disbelief that you’re going to be a new mom. I give you permission to scream and cry out of joy 

10 THINGS TO DO ONCE YOU FIND OUT YOU’RE PREGNANT

Congratulations, you just found out you’re pregnant! It is so exciting to be pregnant for the first time! If you’re wondering where to go from here and what things you should do the minute you find out you’re pregnant you’re in the right place!

Seeing that positive sign on a pregnancy test can automatically make you feel a thousand different emotions. From shock, scared, happy, worried, anxious and excited. You’re still in disbelief that you’re going to be a new mom. I give you permission to scream and cry out of joy accommodate your growing baby bump 

Today I’m sharing with you the things to do when you find out that you’re pregnant! For my first time mamas, to give you an idea of what steps you should take next on your pregnancy journey. These are my opinion and I hope you enjoy and find them helpful!

1.Tell your hubby

This is probably the most amazing news you will share with your husband in your entire life, so make it special! I didn’t do anything special when I told my hubby  because I just couldn’t wait. If you have the patience and self control then I recommend to do something special and meaningful. If you have kids, include them too!

2.Set up a doctor’s appointment

You may want to call your OBGYN to make an appointment and confirm that you are indeed pregnant. Your doctor will usually have you take a pregnancy test in their office, do a sonogram and even have blood test done to confirm your pregnancy. So this is very important! The faster you see your doctor the faster you will be on track to a healthy and safe pregnancy.

3.Stop your bad habits

Once you find out that you are pregnant, your bad habits have to go bye bye. If you smoke or drink alcohol you need to stop. If you need help to stop smoking, you can always speak to your doctor about it so he/she can help you find the help that you need. If you are using drugs, please stop and know that these things aren’t healthy for you or your for your baby. There are a number of health issues that your baby can be born with that are associated with using drugs, smoking and drinking alcohol while pregnant.

4.Start taking prenatal vitamins

This is the time to start searching and reading about prenatal vitamins. There are over the counter prenatal vitamins, so if you can’t go to a doctor right away, you can always buy it at any pharmacy near you. Prenatal vitamins are very important because it provides you with nutrition that you may be missing or not getting enough of. The prenatal vitamins, contains vitamins, minerals, iron and calcium that are very important for your baby’s developmental growth. 

5.Share the news with your close family and friends

This one is sort of a “controversial” one because there are pregnant women who share the news immediately with everyone and there are some who want to wait until after they reach the 3 month milestone. Miscarriages usually happen during the first trimester of a pregnancy and so many women wait until after the first trimester to share the big news. 

6.Download fun pregnancy apps

I love these fun pregnancy apps, I was obsessed with it during both of my pregnancies, don’t judge me. I used the BabyCenter’s pregnancy app and downloaded it to my phone. Each morning I would wake up and the first thing that I did was to check how my baby was growing and what fruit or vegetable did it resemble, haha! So much fun, I loved it. You can also download the What to expect app which is basically the same thing, but I like to give you options 

These are truly awesome apps to have while being pregnant, so download it today. 

7.Start eating healthier

You may want to cut down on those burgers and fries you probably eat every week. Start eating more fruits and vegetables, overall having a well balanced and nutritious diet will benefit you and your baby. Yes, you can enjoy junk food once in a while but do not make it a habit. It’s important for your baby’s growth and also it lowers the chances of you having gestational diabetes during your pregnancy. 

8.Less caffeine

Once you find out that you are pregnant you need to lower your daily caffeine intake, I know this may be hard if you are a caffeine lover but you have to do it. when drinking coffee or any drink that contains caffeine, the caffeine “crosses the placenta into the amniotic fluid and your baby’s bloodstream”. This causes the baby to be exposed to the effects of caffeine for a longer time than you are because your baby’s body is still developing, therefore can’t process the caffeine as fast as you can. Also, drinking more caffeine than recommended can cause your baby to be born smaller than it’s gestational age, which you do not want to happen.

9.No heavy lifting

I was always advised about not lifting heavy objects during my pregnancies from my mother and aunts. I believe this is because when you are bending down to lift something heavy, your movement puts pressure on your stomach. This can cause uncomfortableness and may cause serious problems, like bleeding. Always have precaution during your pregnancy and stay away from lifting heavy objects and bending down. Always ask for help and take care of yourself.

10.Take pictures

Last but certainly not least, TAKE PICTURES! Take a picture of your positive pregnancy test (like I did) to have that memory forever in your heart, phone or keepsake. Also, take pictures of your growing belly by taking daily or monthly photos and use the same background or clothing to make it more fun. Honestly just have fun with your pregnancy whether it’s your first or your 4th, being pregnant is such a beautiful time in a woman's life that you need to capture every special moment. 


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