If you’ve been planning to get pregnant, the realisation that you’ve finally succeeded can be really exciting. You’ll want to tell everyone. You’ll want to start buying baby clothes, planning your baby shower, and all that other fun stuff that comes with being a new mum.
But, after the excitement wears off, you’ll have questions — a lot of them. You’ll think of dozens things you need to prepare for. Things you’ve never planned for will soon be headed your way.
But there’s no reason to get overwhelmed. Instead, here are a few simple things you can start with.
Prepare for the FIRST Trimester
When you first realise that you’re pregnant, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Especially if you’re trying to think about how you’ll manage your entire pregnancy, your delivery, and everything that comes after that.
Instead, focus on getting prepared for the first trimester. Find a good doctor. Plan a date for announcing your pregnancy to your family and friends. Get a financial plan together (trust us, unexpected expenses are coming).
If you plan well for your first trimester, you’ll be off to a great start. When the time comes to plan for the next stage, you’ll be ready.
Start Forming Good Healthy Habits Right Away
The best way to have a healthy pregnancy is to get healthy from day one. From now on, all the choices you make will be greatly impacting your life AND the life of your baby. Modern biologists tell us that your choices, especially dietary choices, during the first few months of pregnancy can impact your baby’s ongoing health.
Another important factor in having a healthy pregnancy is your stress level. From now on, you have to think about how YOUR stress level affects your body and your baby’s body.
It will be important to get a moderate amount of physical exercise (strength training is best) and to keep yourself out of high stress environments as much as possible. Here is a few pregnancy safe excercises to get you started.
Look into Your Personal AND Family History
By this, we mean your personal vaccinations history, any long term medications or illnesses you’ve been exposed to AND any pregnancy or delivery complications within your family history.
This is the step a lot of new mother’s don’t even think about. But it’s super important. If you find a common pregnancy or childbirth complication in your family tree, your health care provider needs to know about it. You never know how important it will become later on.
Get Started Now — Find a Good Health Care Provider
If you don’t already have a health care provider you trust, it’s time to start shopping around. Just pick up the phone and call us on (02) 4959 3883 now.
New mothers, and experienced mothers, choose us because our first priority is to make sure you know everything you need to know about having a healthy pregnancy.
So call us now on (02) 4959 3883 to schedule your first appointment, OR fill in the form on this page and we’ll contact you shortly. We look forward to meeting you soon.