If this is your first pregnancy, there are many things to get done prior to the arrival of the baby. Getting your house prepared, can be a choir and fun at the same time. Seek help from friends and family and follow the advice below to make the transition from pregnancy to having a baby in the home flow smoothly.
Are you pregnant? Do you want to breastfeed? Do you want to be able to breastfeed in public? Look into nursing clothing to help you do just that! Many different apparel companies make clothes designed for discrete breastfeeding. In other words, no one can really tell what you are doing. You can also try using a mirror while breastfeeding. This allows you to observe how you look and correct any problems that you do not want others to see.
Change your food habits to ensure optimum nutrients for both you and the baby. If fast food was a staple in your diet, you’ll have to change that as it’s not healthy for you or the baby. Starting today, eat more vegetables, lean meats and fresh fruits.
If you get a headache when you are pregnant, make sure to stay away from aspirin. Aspirin has been proven to cause harm in both an expectant mother and baby. It is best to ask your doctor what medications are safe for you to use. Also, try relieving head pressure by using a cool compress.
Scour your home and rid it of any chemicals that may be harmful to you or your baby. Cleaning solutions are one of the biggest offenders in our daily lives, so start replacing them with more natural solutions. After you have a baby, try keeping them out of your house to make it safer for them.
Visit your chiropractor regularly. During pregnancy there is a lot of stress and weight put on your spine, hips and other joints. Do yourself a favor by having a regular adjustment. It will keep you feeling better, more limber and prevent those aches and pains of pregnancy.
Avoid using over the counter medicines for digestive issues like heartburn, upset stomach and constipation. The more medicines we keep out of our bodies during pregnancy the better. Ginger tea, acupuncture and peppermint oils have all been shown to help with pregnancy stomach issues.
It is important to know the symptoms of premature labor. Also, learn when to call the doctor if you are experiencing symptoms of premature labor. Hopefully, you will never need to use these tips. This knowledge will help you know what to do on the chance something does happen. The faster your response to preterm labor is, the better the overall outcome will be.
Stretch your legs back and forth if you want to reduce cramps at night. Every woman who has been pregnant can tell you about a night that they woke up with their leg in knots. Stretching prior to bed can help your muscles relax and prevent that middle of the night wake-up.
Although weight gain is perfectly normal during pregnancy, rapid weight gain is not. If you see that you are gaining weight in a short time period (a few days or a week), you should call your doctor. This could be a sign that there is something wrong.
As you can see, there are many things that you need to get ready before baby comes. Being prepared will give you peace of mind and be able to get your head in the right place without worrying if you have everything ready! Making sure your house is ready for baby should be crossed off your list before baby’s arrival.