You just found out you are pregnant, and your mind is still a mass of excitement, confusion, and dread. You may have prepared for months for the possibility to become real, but once you are told you really are going to have a baby, the world becomes a whole different place filled with some scary prospects. To help you get through the first few weeks of your pregnancy, here are a few tips.
Start your prenatal vitamins as soon as you find out you are going to have a little one, and make sure the vitamin has folic acid and DHA. If you feel you are going to be highly emotional or stressed, make sure the vitamins also include a range of “Bs” as well.
Let your insurance know right away that you are expecting a baby and the possible delivery date. Request all available information on your deductible, covered expenses, and home birthing options. Make sure you understand which hospitals are covered by your plan, in case of emergency.
Decide where you are going to have the baby and who is going to deliver the wee one. Call a midwife Tampa to begin the interviewing process. If you are choosing a home birth, make sure it is legal in your state. Then find out what options you have for scheduling necessary tests.
You may find yourself with a queasy stomach every morning, so learn to pack some snacks for munching on all during the day rather than trying to eat large meals. If you discover you are unable to keep anything down for a few weeks, contact your doctor or midwife for information about some medicine to help you.
Congratulations on taking the first steps in developing a routine that will get you through the first few weeks of your pregnancy. Now, remember to get more sleep than you use to think you needed – you are sleeping for two!