what to do before pregnancy

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Wow! Maybe you were looking forward to it or maybe it was a surprise, but here it is. The test has marked positive, and one stage begins in your life. You’re going to read and they’re going to give you a thousand tips, so it’s very likely you’ll go crazy with so much information.

We recommend you to be serene, every pregnancy is a world, listen to you, and trust your specialist. Just in case we also want to give you some ideas about what will happen in the first quarter.

Being pregnant is not being sick

Be clear that being pregnant is not being sick. Pregnancy is a natural thing, you are naturally prepared for everything to go well, so do not get obsessed. Enjoy the moment. What’s going on is something magical and beautiful, so live it.

Once you have confirmed that you are pregnant , make an appointment with a specialist. Someone you recommend or trust will be your most faithful companion throughout the process. He’s going to be the person you should consult any questions. Doctors prefer to make the first visit between weeks 12 and 14, but if you are taking any medication you should do it right away.

If you’re a smoker and you’re pregnant, you should give it up. Alcohol, should be zero, and tobacco are tremendously harmful to the fetus. You should also reduce the consumption of caffeine.

Now more than ever, you need to follow a balanced diet, do not think about eating for two. And as you have read avoid raw food, cook meat well, do not eat ham or sausages and wash the fruit and vegetables well. It is quite common for pregnant women to prescribe a vitamin complex of iron and folic acid.

If you usually practice sports, then continue with it, and if you didn’t, it’s time to start. You can walk half an hour every day. Aerobic exercises such as swimming, biking, and low-impact gymnastics help strengthen your heart.You’ll need to be physically prepared for childbirth, and this exercise will help you control your weight.

The first months and sleep

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The first thing you’re going to notice in your recent pregnancy is hormonal change. Beyond the stress caused by the new situation, there are changes in your body that will make sleeping at night more complicated. And at the same time, you’re going to have a lot of sleep.

The thing is that during pregnancy a hormone is produced that causes asthenia, weakness and drowsiness that forces you to give heads. This progesterone is the same that will cause (perhaps) nausea and vomiting, and slower digestion. These circumstances do not help at night rest at all. But, quiet, this means that everything is on the right track, it’s just that you have to adapt to the new rhythms that your body is asking you.

One recommendation we give you is to make a balanced and light dinner, even try to make it two or three hours before getting into bed. If you have gastroesophageal reflux put a pair of cushions under your back and try to have the trunk tilted about 45 degrees to the mattress.

If you want to know more tricks to sleep well during your pregnancy you can read this article.

Losses during the first months

Don’t be scared. Blood losses during the first weeks or the first months of pregnancy are because the embryonic sac, which contains the fetus, is being implanted into the inner wall of the uterus. These losses are usually dark, this means that internally, they occurred a while before and, while they have not been expelled, the blood has been oxidizing and darkening. If the losses are bright red, they are more recent, but it does not have to mean anything serious.

Now, the thing changes if in addition to blood losses you have pains like period, or cramps. In this case you need to go to the doctor immediately.