Congratulations on finding out that you’re going to be a parent. I’m sure you have a lot of questions when it comes to the care of your body. I know you want to make sure your womb is a safe, nurturing environment that a baby can really thrive in. There are several ways to do this. Each step towards a healthy pregnancy is just as healthy as the last. If you’d like your little bundle to get the best start in life, why not take this advise to heart?
First of all, you need to make sure you keep in contact with your OBGYN. It’s important for him or her to have access to you so he or she can test for all the many things that can go wrong throughout the stages of pregnancy. You’ll need an ultrasound pretty early on to confirm that you are in fact pregnant. After the ultra sound, you’ll need lots of blood work to ensure that you and your baby are healthy. Plus, only your doctor will be able to tell you whether or not it is safe to take certain medications while you’re pregnant. Make sure you disclose all the medications you’re on before leaving the office.
Taking prenatal vitamins is important to the health of your baby. Did you know that taking Follic Acid during pregnancy can prevent Spina Bifida? This is a horrible disease that can cripple your baby to the point of him needing assistance to do simple, household tasks. If you’d like to give your baby the best chance at a healthy life, then you need to make sure you take all the prenatal vitamins your doctor recommends. Now a days they come in gummies, so you might enjoy that.
You should see your doctor if you experience any spotting during pregnancy. If you see blood, you shouldn’t wait. It might be an early labor, or possibly the start of a miscarriage that can be stopped. Sometimes bleeding during pregnancy is harmless, but it’s important to make sure your bleeding isn’t a sign of trouble. A doctor should be able to tell whether or not it is a concern. If you don’t have access to someone that can drive you to the hospital, and are bleeding more then expected, it is appropriate to call 911. Don’t wait if you’re bleeding, getting medical attention right away could save your baby.
If you’re having twins, you need to realize that gynecological nurses, and people who are not your primary care gynecologist, but are doing the ultra sound don’t know this. It’s important to tell them that they need to look for a second heart beat if you’re having twins. If not, they’ll just find one heart beat and quite. You think this would be information that they’d have written down somewhere, but you’d be surprised how many mothers of twins have to tell the person looking for a heart beat that she’s having a second baby.
I hope you take great care of yourself throughout your pregnancy. Remember, you can still work out. A lot of physicians agree that in shape women have a much easier time to during labor. Eating healthy foods will lead to a healthier baby, and a smoother pregnancy. You’re also less likely to gain excess weight if you keep a good diet. I hope you and your baby have many happy, healthy years together. Don’t stress, it’s bad for you, and it’s bad for the baby. Relaxation, and good medical care is the right way to have a smooth pregnancy.