You’ve found out you’re pregnant? Congratulation! Giving birth to a new baby is a great responsibility. Although you have about nine month time, but there a lot to do. If you wonder what you need to do, here are 5 things every expectant mom should know and do.
Prepare all the family
Consider that it’s not only you that their life wobbles by a new baby, but also all the family members including older child or children your pet, or probably your grandparents cannot be intact by this great change. But don’t worry you have enough time to adjust all to the new conditions. Here is a useful article that helps you how to prepare your child for a new sibling. Also here you can find someone who can care for your children when you are in the hospital or your parents who live with you.
Don’t miss your pet, you will find out how much he is enthusiastic about the new family member. There many pet trainers who can help you with getting your pet ready for that. Also, you may need to search for a pet sitter as well.
Eat healthily well
During your pregnancy, you should embed a good deal of fiber, vitamins, and minerals to your diet. Also as BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board recommend: “During pregnancy it’s especially important to avoid foods that could contain bacteria, parasites, or toxins – including undercooked meat, unpasteurized soft cheeses, anything that contains raw eggs, sushi made with raw fish, raw oysters, and other shellfish, fish that’s high in mercury, and raw sprouts.” Although you may not be to achieve this in your first trimester as a result of nausea, do your best. BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board claims: “In the second trimester, most women need about 340 additional calories a day.” To receive that amount they give you a trick; “Create a simple chart of the basic food groups and post it on your refrigerator. At the end of the day, note what you’ve eaten.”
So fill your fridge and kitchen with healthy foods, groceries, fruits. As it can be hard for you to go shopping frequently you can have someone to do that for you. Also, you can find many services that bring you healthy recipe with any ingredients you need.
Check your health insurance
Make sure that your insurance cover all the things regarding your new baby, including inducing labor, the type of breast pump you are going to buy and so on. As Chelsea says: “Just because you had coverage or know what benefits you had with your first child, doesn’t mean things are the same with your second baby. It is a good idea to make sure you know what will be covered and what you may end up paying for.” In addition, make sure you know all hospital and delivery costs. You can find useful information here.
Pick a healthcare provider
If you don’t have a doctor for older children, it would be a good idea to search for a good one for your new baby before he or she comes into the world. You can ask your family or friends or even co-workers to recommend you a health care provider they know. You can also search online or find one here.
While some healthcare providers let you have a meeting while you are pregnant, many pediatricians do not meet you until you’re at least 8 weeks. It will be very approved and recommended to find a doctor and make an appointment beforehand. BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board advises: “Consult your provider about medications you’re taking: Many drugs – even some over-the-counter ones – aren’t safe during pregnancy. Mention everything, even vitamins, supplements, and herbs.” Also, you need to receive regular medical exams from your doctor.
Continue to make love
Among your long to-do list take time for your partner as well and build your bond and love between up. Write a billet-doux for each other and explain you think how much the other will be a great parent. Hold each other’s hand and amble. And in the case you feel erotic, go for it. Marisa Cohen says: “If you’re wondering: The “spooning” position works well even when you’re a week away from delivery.”
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