Pregnancy is one of the most exciting, surprising, and for some, scary experiences of a woman’s life. Many women are born with innate mothering extincts, however, having a healthy and happy child requires knowledge and research. These tips can demystify what goes on when you are pregnant and makes the process a bit easier to handle.
Are you with child? Will you breastfeed? Are you ready to face the controversy that can come with public breastfeeding? Buy nursing clothes and do both! Many maternity lines also carry “breastfeeding shirts.” This means that you can breastfeed without anyone realizing. You can try your technique in front of the mirror if privacy is important to you.
Change your eating habits to make sure the baby and you to receive the best nutrition. If you ate a lot of fast food, you will have to make big adjustments. Eat more fruit, veggies and lean meat.
Change your eating habits if you tend to stay away from healthy foods. You want to be eating foods that have a lot of vitamins and that offer a lot of nutrition. All the food you eat your baby will be eating as well. This can effect the growth of the child.
If you are going to be in the sun, don’t forget to use an appropriate SPF. Women have more sensitive skin when pregnant and can sunburn easily. This can cause greater problems such as cancer.
Before you are pregnant, it is a good idea to visit your dentist. Many times during pregnancy, your gums can be very sensitive, and a dental cleaning can be bothersome. You also will not be able to get any x-rays during your pregnancy, so it’s best to get that out of the way before hand.
Keep exercising. Especially in those first few months when you may not feel so great, it is even more important to discipline yourself to staying active. Go for a walk in the morning or the evening. Do some light weight lifting. This will keep you body toned during pregnancy and make losing weight after the birth much easier.
When planning your family, remember that it may take about a year for you to get pregnant. If you’ve been trying for longer than that, you might want to check with your doctor. Your doctor can tell you whether there is a medical reason that is a problem.
It is a good idea to get a head start on signing up for child birthing classes. Do not delay, because sometimes babies arrive earlier than expected.
When you become pregnant, make sure to tell your boyfriend or husband as soon as possible if he does not know already. It is under your discretion as to when you should tell your parents and friends as you should only do this when you feel comfortable in revealing this information.
Pregnancy is a natural part of life. By reading the experiences of others and gaining knowledge from these tips, you can be more prepared for the ups and downs of the next nine months. The birth of a child is rewarding and the months leading up to that, will be wrought full of strange, wonderful and unexpected situations.