Friday, 20 January 2017

Help! I am pregnant!




You just saw two lines on the pregnancy test. Congratulations!
Be grateful! And enjoy the moment. Pregnancy is just a first step of motherhood. 
Remember to prepare yourself for a fantastic journey ahead of you. 

Quit smoking. Seriously. You don't want to smoke your baby! Ask your relatives not to smoke near you.


Quit pregnancy food no-nos (you may want to print a list for yourself) and alcohol.


Calculate your due date. There are plenty of online calculators available for free. They will not only estimate your due date but also help you to track your baby's development.


Get yourself a notebook and write down your to-do lists, shopping lists, baby names ideas, questions, concerns, etc. Stay organised. Be careful, though. If your notebook screams ' I am going to have a baby' you won't have to worry about announcing this news anymore. 


Be prepared for early pregnancy symptoms.
Girl, you'd better always have an extra top and couple of sick bags in your handbag. 


Book an appointment with your GP so he can confirm whether you're pregnant. Talk to him about everything that worries you. 


Visualise delivering a healthy baby. Imagine your labour as the happiest moment of your life. Start from now on. I can not stress enough how important this is. Think only positive. Try to stay away from all negative people and energy vampires.


Decide when to announce your pregnancy.


Start taking folic acid (if you haven't already).


Note and record everything. All symptoms, your baby's first movements, your feelings and cravings. And do not stress over a labour yet :)


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21 comments

  1. Aww I love it when my life has had to change when I was pregnant with my two daughters - such a special (and hard!) time of your life :)

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    1. I agree. It is difficult and magical at the same time. Thanks for reading x

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  2. Oh I remember how everything instantly changed when I found out I was pregnant with my son.

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  3. My mummy loves recording everything, see still looks back on it from time to time with fondness x

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    1. awww :) Soon you'll be reading it together x

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  4. Good to start taking folic acid as soon as possible when you are pregnant or even before you become pregnant if possible.

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  5. Great advice here! I can imagine this moment turns peoples lives upside down!!

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    1. ahah it surely does! :) Thanks for reading x

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  6. I loved recording all the changes in pregnancy, it's such an emotional time

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  7. I wish I had wrote down everything I went through with my pregnancies, so nice to look back and see what you went through and when.

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    1. such a special (and sometimes weird) time of one's life. Good to record everything :) thanks for reading x

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  8. Recording my pregnancies is one thing I really missed out on. Some great tips here and thankfully I won't be going through any of these changes again. Don't get me wrong I loved being pregnant but I am glad it won't be happening again!

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    1. I totally understand! Being pregnant is a wonderful experience, but it can be tough/ difficult and painful. And not many people speak about it openly. Thanks for your comment! :) x

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  9. Recording details is such an important aspect. It can help if you want to discuss a symptom with your midwife and she asks when it first started, or how long it's been going on for! Also, of course, it's nice to look back.

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    1. Absolutely, I couldn't agree more! x

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  10. Great advice! Seeing those two lines can be a really scary feeling! I was 22 when I first fell pregnant and I was terrified!

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