Pregnancy is a wonderful time for many, but for some it can mean cravings, heartburn, nausea and constant pains. The following hints and tips are designed to assist you in recognizing, preventing, and controlling some of the changes that you are going to experience over the coming months. Read on to find out more about healthy pregnancies.
Your obstetrician will likely recommend a prenatal vitamin at your first visit. Remember to take your prenatal vitamins every day. These will give you some of the vitamins that you may not be getting from your diet, and will help your baby grow healthy in your womb.
Think about getting a doula. Doulas are trained birth coaches. Their support can be both moral and physical. Not only will they help you, but they can advise your partner on the best ways to provide you with comfort and support. Having an experienced helper with you as you go through labor will be a huge comfort.
Do not change the cat litter while pregnant. Toxoplasmosis is a risk for pregnant women that you can contract from contact with cat litter. Cats act as host to the parasite and if a woman becomes infected, it may be passed to the growing baby and result in stillbirth or miscarriage, as well as other abnormalities.
You don’t need to eat at every opportunity either, so do say no if unnecessary food is offered. Though you should increase your calorie intake when pregnant, you should not be eating all the time. Don’t be afraid to tell someone, “No, thanks.”
If you take the time to absorb all of the provided information, you are likely to find the information to help you make this an awesome time of your life. In many cases women will quickly forget the pains and ailments that they experienced during pregnancy, but hopefully this article will help you reduce them dramatically and you will make your pregnancy memorable.