Congratulations on your pregnancy. This is a very special time and we‘re here to help you every step of the way. We will provide you with personalized care that meets the unique needs of you and your family. Let’s start your journey off with our first trimester to-do list.
The time you find out you got pregnant may have actually been in the middle of the first trimester. During this time, you may feel nauseous, bloated, exhausted and just generally moody. But fear not! It’s not too late, especially with our help.
Find a Good Doctor
The first thing you want to do is to establish care with an obstetrician gynecologist. You should ask friends, family, and relatives for a recommendation, who their doctor was, and ask about their experience. there’s a good chance that you’ll stick with their recommendation. However, if you’re still unsure, it doesn’t hurt to do research on that doctor on a trusted website, such as healthcare.gov.
Pay attention to the schedule of the prenatal visits, especially your first. You can have your first ultrasound at the very first appointment. Then, you will be given a due date. And during that Ultrasound, they will be able to tell you if your baby is growing well as well as their current health. It will be a very exciting to see your baby for the first time!
Prenatal Vitamins, Diet and Exercise
Doctors recommend taking prenatal vitamins to add nutrients that your pregnancy needs that you may not easily get from your diet.
For meat eaters, make sure that your meat is thoroughly cooked. Avoid seafood whenever possible and research carefully if you’re really craving something. In addition, you have to exercise regularly, but don’t overdo it. It’s best to consult your doctor before starting a new workout routine, just in case.
Moreover, you need to start taking certain precautions, such as cutting out alcohol and cigarettes. You should also avoid changing cat litter if possible, cat’s poop contains parasites that have negative effects on the baby. If you have to change it, then wear gloves and wash your hands thoroughly right after.
Changes Happen to Your Body
During week 5, you might pee more than usual, this is caused by a pregnancy hormone called hCG. Make sure you stay well hydrated during this time. You may start to have strong food cravings and have an overly-sensitive sense of smell. For some women, morning sickness doesn’t just happen in the morning. And some find eating small separate meals can help prevent nausea and fatigue. There are plenty of natural remedies out there, so don’t worry. To make it easier, you should avoid strong smells as they may trigger your nausea.
Clean the House
You should take a closer look at cleaning products around the house. Read the warning labels, you may find that they’re not suitable around pregnant women. Nowadays, fortunatey, they’re easy to replace with eco-friendly or organic options.
So, it might not seem like a lot, but it’s enough to get started with. Make sure you check out our other articles to get more advice. Let us know if you have any other first trimester tips in the comments below!