Make Your Pregnancy A Memorable And Special Time
Getting ready for a new pregnancy is a scary, but wonderful time in your life. There seem to be so many things to do, so much to learn, so many appointments to remember. We keep doing it though for the awesome payoff at the end. Here’s some tips to make your pregnancy as easy as can be.
Wait until after your baby is born to get those new glasses or contacts. Pregnancy can change vision in ways that will probably resolve after the baby is born. No one wants to purchase expensive eyewear that will have to be replaced in a few months!
Understand that you will be on an emotional roller coaster from now until well after the baby is born. Realize that you just might over react to certain things. If you can, take a step back when you are feeling emotional and try to see if you would normally react like this.
You should avoid eating unpasteurized soft cheeses when you are pregnant because you raise your risk of contracting listeria, which is a food-borne illness. Cheeses that you should be avoiding – feta, goat, Camembert, and Queso fresco. There is a chance of getting listeria from semi-soft cheeses as well.
Listen to your body. Some women will find that they need more sleep when they are pregnant, and others will find that some foods no longer agree with them. Don’t push your body to do something it clearly does not want to do. Being able to listen to what you need will help your pregnancy go a lot smoother.
If it is possible, take birthing classes when you are pregnant. These classes help to educate you about what you can expect in the delivery room. Knowing these things can help make the whole labor process easier. Also, bring your spouse with you if you can so they will know what to expect.
Find out if your dental insurance covers extra cleanings and checkups during pregnancy, and pay close attention to your oral health in general. You are at a higher risk for gingivitis while pregnant, and many insurers will pay for more frequent visits to the dentist during this time. Brush and floss carefully and thoroughly to keep your teeth healthy.
Start taking pregnancy belly pictures early. Many women like to have early pictures to compare against as the months pass. If you turn out not to want them, you don’t have to keep them, but you can’t decide later that you want to keep photographs that you never had taken.
Teen pregnancy rates are quickly rising in kids as young as 12. As alarming as this is, the risk can be greatly reduced by open communication between parent and child. Offer advice, talk about birth control as well as abstinence. And don’t forget STD’s. Your child needs to know, and you are his or her best ally!
You can combine these tips with 20 different books and still not be ready for everything that is to come. The important thing is to keep on learning and keep yourself healthy and happy. Soon you will have a beautiful new baby in your life, and all this work will have been worth it.