While some things during pregnancy you cannot control, other areas you can, and you should take positive action in order to better your pregnancy and the health of your baby. Take a look at the advice below to see what action you can take to be in more control during your pregnancy.
Your OB/GYN or family doctor will recommend that you take a prenatal vitamin while you’re pregnant. Make certain you take them daily. They will complement any vitamin deficiencies in your diet, letting your baby grow healthily inside your womb.
Check your workplace and home for chemicals that are potentially harmful to pregnancy, and immediately get rid of them. Cleaning solutions are usually the biggest threats, so try replacing them with natural solutions. Continue using natural products for the health of the entire family.
Be sure to sign up for child-birthing classes as early as you can. Do not delay, because sometimes babies arrive earlier than expected.
Speak with your doctor immediately if you are experiencing vaginal discharge during your pregnancy. This could be a sign of a vaginal infection, something common during pregnancy. If it is not treated, it could cause serious health problems for both you and your unborn baby.
You can increase how long your maternity pants will last for. Just use an elastic tie (like your hair tie) and loop it through your button hole, and then again over the button. Then zip the pants up as far as they will go! With elastic maternity bands or long shirts covering pants, nobody will see that they’re technically unbuttoned. This helps you save on maternity apparel.
Pregnancy can make your nose more sensitive, causing everyday smells you barely noticed before to become nauseating. To reduce the effect of smells that make you queasy, try carrying a hanky moistened with some lavender or lemon oils. If you’re getting sick because of a strong odor in your environment, put the handkerchief under your nose. The scented oil will help ease your discomfort and block the offensive odors around you from getting to your nose.
Don’t allow people to give you too much food when you’re pregnant. You need to take in more calories when you are pregnant, but you don’t need to eat at all times. Just say, “No thanks.” That is just fine and is often the right thing to say to too much food.
As mentioned above, there are many things that you can control during pregnancy. You can proactively take measures to ensure that you and your baby remain in good health as you are waiting for the important day.