I am super excited because of my pregnancy and the joyful anticipation that it has brought me. As in, I will be a mother for the first time in my life. Every woman would feel extremely happy to hold her first-born and knowing they will be called “mum.” This is the sweetest word on earth that every mother would want to hear. First-time mothers get scared of little and minor things.
When I got pregnant, I hardly knew how to handle mood swings, body changes or even how to take care of my hygiene. Well, I embarked on my search and learned a few things on how to handle my first-time pregnancy.
Here are a few things to know:
Avoid reading materials that might make you anxious
I have a lot of information from books. These numerous recommendations, made me feel confused. Some of them stated the things I should not do and the ones I should do. These details concerned how to handle some pregnancy signs I might get.
Kicks, cramps and headaches became very common. I did not know how to handle those signs. Well, let me tell you confidently that you should avoid reading too much. Instead, you should visit your care provider to check the progress of your pregnancy.
Do not be afraid of your glowing look
I had stayed for five months without meeting with my sister. When we met, I was surprised to hear her say that I looked like a 16-year-old girl. She said my skin and hair was oily and glowing. When I mentioned this to my doctor, he said that pregnancy enhances beauty and improve my health. He added that some pregnancies that make women pimply or blotchy, but all these effects are normal.
Take control of your appetite
When I got pregnant, I started craving for food that I would never had imagined I would want to eat. Some of these had many calories, and they made me add weight. My doctor was surprised by my quick weight gain. He said that this was not healthy for the baby and me because it could lead to health problems like high blood pressure. Pregnancy by itself makes you gain weight because you have a living being growing inside you. Therefore, you should eat healthy food to give you energy throughout your pregnancy.
Admit that you will add weight
Whether you like it or not, you will add weight at some time during your pregnancy. Therefore, you should feel good about your new shape. The best thing to do is to buy new clothes that fit you. I went and shopped for the sexiest clothes of all. Some women think that they should wear shaggy, unattractive clothes just because they were pregnant. Avoid such clothes.
Shop around for baby clothes and yours
Since your body shape and size will change, ensure that you purchase new fitting clothes. In addition, you will be expecting a baby soon. So purchase everything a baby needs be it clothes or feeding utensils. You should get the best care provider such as hypnobirthing coaches and midwives.
Enjoy intimacy as much as you can
When I got pregnant, I was worried of whether it was right and safe to have sex. Luckily, my doctor said it was safe unless he said not to. Since then I have enjoyed my sex just as I did when I was not pregnant.