What Should I Start Doing When Pregnant?

The ultimate pregnancy to-do list: First trimester

  • Take your prenatal vitamin.
  • Choose a healthcare provider.
  • Make a prenatal appointment.
  • Consult your provider about medications you’re taking.
  • Cut down on caffeine.
  • Start avoiding hazardous foods.
  • Stock your kitchen with healthy stuff.
  • Get relief from morning sickness.

What should I start buying when pregnant?

Nine newborn essentials

  1. A crib, unless you plan to have a family bed.
  2. Linens, if you’re going to use a crib.
  3. Diapers, whether cloth or disposable, plan on 70 to 90 diaper changes a week to start out, and then around 50 changes a week after six weeks.
  4. Clothing.
  5. For bath time, you’ll need some kind of baby tub.

What should you not do in your first trimester?

But because the health and safety of your growing baby is essential, here’s a list of 11 things not to do while pregnant.

  • Don’t eat these foods.
  • Don’t paint the nursery.
  • Don’t overdo it on the caffeine.
  • Don’t take certain medications.
  • Don’t wear stilettos.
  • Don’t hang out in the hot tub or sauna.
  • Don’t change the kitty litter.

How soon should you go to the doctor after a positive pregnancy test?

Your first prenatal visit usually happens around your eighth week of pregnancy. But even though you may not see the doctor for a few weeks yet, calling to schedule an appointment is definitely one of the first steps to take after finding out you’re pregnant—depending on the practice, wait times can be long.

What do I need to know about being pregnant for the first time?

Here are a few other flags that you have a baby on board:

  1. Breast tenderness and morning sickness. These are the earliest signs of pregnancy.
  2. Bleeding.
  3. Discharge that is thin and milky is common.
  4. Tiredness.
  5. Food cravings/aversions.
  6. Plenty of pee stops.
  7. Heartburn.
  8. Mood swings.

What should you not buy when pregnant?

7 Things Not to Buy During Pregnancy

  • 1 Baby Toiletries.
  • 2 Expensive Crib Packages.
  • 3 Nursing Chair.
  • 4 Nursing Dresses.
  • 5 Anti-Stretch Mark Creams.
  • 6 Home Doppler.
  • 7 Maternity Clothes. You’re pregnant – that’s great news, but now what do you do about your wardrobe.

When can you start shopping for your unborn baby?

After The Twelve Week Mark

Many women prefer to wait until they are out of the first trimester to start buying for their baby, especially if they are superstitious.

Is sperm good for the baby during pregnancy?

The Surprising Benefits of Sperm During Pregnancy. Experts believe sperm might be able to prevent preeclampsia and cure morning sickness. You might know some of the advantages of pregnancy sex: lowered blood pressure, improved sleep, increased intimacy with your partner.

Do and don’ts in pregnancy?

Pregnancy Don’ts

Steer clear of vigorous activity that could involve a risk of falling or overheating. Don’t eat unpasteurized milk and soft cheeses, fish high in mercury, or raw or undercooked foods including fish and eggs. Stay away from heavy lifting and bending. X-rays should be avoided during pregnancy.

Can pushing on belly hurt baby?

It’s fine to ‘poke’ the outside of the baby bump. Of course, just because it won’t hurt baby, doesn’t mean she can’t feel you poking — in fact, baby will probably feel you move and poke before you can start to feel her, which is usually at around 18 to 20 weeks. And when baby’s big enough, she might even poke back!

How can I avoid miscarriage?

How Can I Prevent a Miscarriage?

  1. Be sure to take at least 400 mg of folic acid every day, beginning at least one to two months before conception, if possible.
  2. Exercise regularly.
  3. Eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
  4. Manage stress.
  5. Keep your weight within normal limits.
  6. Don’t smoke and stay away from secondhand smoke.

How does Doctor confirm pregnancy?

After the urine testing, the doctor can perform even more pregnancy tests such as a blood test and sonogram. Blood tests are done at your doctor’s office, but are used less often than urine tests. Doctors often order these tests to confirm pregnancy as early as 10 days after a missed period.

Should pregnancy test lines get darker?

Although hCG levels will increase exponentially during early pregnancy, that doesn’t mean that the pregnancy test line will necessarily get darker as each day passes. In theory, if you have darker urine, you may get a more distinguishable line than if you test with lighter urine a day or two later.

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