- Make sure you have enough Vitamin D supplies.
- Have Iron tablet supplements.
- Find out your due date
- Avoid spending time near somebody who smokes.
- Do some light low-impact exercises
- Have a wholesome diet – oily fish, eggs, nuts and flak seeds. If you are not enjoying eggs substitute with soy, dal, beans and grain. Milk with youghurt or vegetables with fruit.
- Schedule an antenatal appointment
Ask your doctor
- What medications can I take or should not take now?
- When do I have my first Scan?
- Does my family history or any issue make pregnancy high -risk for me?
- I get constipated when I take Iron tablets. What can I do?
- Do I need to change my eating habits?
- What medications can i take or should not take?
Questions you may have
“You may have gained a few pounds. Know from your doctor how much weight to gained in a healthy pregnancy. You could experience belly cramps. Cramping is normal during the first trimester. You could also have skin issues – too much oiliness or too dry. Fruits give you essential vitamins and nutrients.
“It’s totally up to you! If you feel comfortable telling people now then go for it.”
“Having a healthy baby is what is most important. At this stage you cannot find out. By law it is illegal to have a sex determination test during pregnancy.”
For prenatal consultations either an OB-GYNae doctor or trained and certified midwife.What kind of person are you – do you believe that you should have a say about your body and your health and are entitled to ask questions and your doctor respects this? Or do you take comfort putting your care in the hands of a medical professional who you believe knows best? Once you have thought through this with and discussed with your husband. Accordingly, select your practitioner by taking recommendations from your GP and your friends who have had babies. Interview 1-2 practitioners before deciding.