Congratulations! Now that you have found out you are expecting a little bundle of joy, you may have a lot of questions about what the next nine months will hold for you. While pregnancy is a great experience, there are some tips and tricks to getting through it that we want to share here with you.
Having a baby? Considering breastfeeding? When breastfeeding in a public place, do you want privacy? You can use nursing clothing for this occasion. Discreet breastfeeding is easy with specially designed clothing. Nobody will be able to tell that you are feeding. 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.
Start taking a prenatal vitamin while you are trying to conceive, or as soon as you first find out about that surprise pregnancy. There are special nutrients that are needed by your baby for proper development. The sooner you start taking prenatal vitamins, the better chance your baby has of getting the nutrients he or she needs.
Start tracking your monthly menstrual cycle. This way you will know when you ovulate. This can help you find when the best time is to try to conceive a baby. This will also help when you become pregnant because you will be better able to determine a due date for your baby.
Use full-service gas stations while pregnant, or ask your partner or other passenger to fill the tank for you while you wait in the car. Gasoline fumes may harm your baby. It’s better to simply ask someone else to help than to take that risk.
When you are pregnant, you should inspect the chemicals in your home, and remove any that could harm your baby. Cleaning solutions are among the biggest culprits, so make sure to use less harmful alternatives. After having the baby, go ahead and keep them out of the house to have a safer home for the baby.
Talk to your friends and family, especially those that have been pregnant, or are currently pregnant. They will be able to support you and help you if you have any questions or if you need anything. Those who have been through it before can be some of the best resources you have.
Quit caffeine as soon as you become pregnant or when you’re trying to become pregnant. The harsh caffeine can, among other things, bring along a bad case of insomnia and create a consistent lack of required sleep. If you feel nauseated during the day, consider eating crackers. Proper dieting can help correct your sleeping pattern.
When preparing for sleep while pregnant, set up a bedtime routine. Include activities that will relax you. Some relaxing activities are, drinking warm milk, reading a book or having a warm shower. When you are relaxed, it will be easier for you to fall asleep. Be sure that you have your routine set up so that you allow yourself enough time for sleep.
Having a baby is an unimaginable joy. The pregnant part is sometimes not so joyful. Lots of uncomfortable days and nights can make for a testy experience. If you remember what you read here though you can sail through it much easier and get on to the good part of being a mommy.