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First Time Pregnancy Advice

posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
Hello everyone
I got my BFP a few days ago and by calculations I am around 7weeks!! I would love some tips on what to avoid now I am pregnant!

posted 6 months 1 week ago
You're 7 week pregnant, and all of a sudden it's open house for digestive distress (they're like the guests who won't leave the party - and this party's got almost six months to go!). It figures that just when you care most about getting the right nutrients into your body, your body is trying every trick in the book to keep them out. Luckily, your brain can outsmart your body by subbing healthy equivalents for the unhealthy foods you crave, the ones you can't down (or keep down), or the ones that make you feel like a flotation device. Try the following bait-and-switches next time pregnancy symptoms get in the way of eating well.Cravings: Some expectant moms love sweets and some love salt (and some have room in their hearts — and stomachs — for both), but sometimes there is such a thing as loving too much. Luckily, for every sweet or salty junk food on the menu, there's a healthier choice that (coupled with a little, or sometimes a lot, of willpower) can keep your taste buds — and your baby — happy. Waiting for your chip to come in? Don't wait — just substitute soy chips or baked potato or taco chips for greasy varieties. Or munch your way through some air-popped popcorn (tossed with some Parmesan for that salty kick you crave), rice cakes, pretzels, or lightly salted edamame. Is your inner chocoholic clamoring to come out? Satisfy it with a cup of hot chocolate (that you've made with skim milk) or a single-serving Fudgsicle instead of that king-sized Snickers. You're screaming for ice cream? Scream for frozen yogurt instead (and top yours with fresh berries to score nutritional brownie points).
Aversions: You know you need your protein, but you've had a falling out with meat (and chicken, and fish…) — and now you can't be in the same room together, never mind share a plate. You'll eventually patch up the relationship, but until then, pick up protein from more palatable sources, including cottage cheese, yogurt, beans, or soy products (especially tofu or edamame). Or consider quinoa, a nutty grain that packs a super punch of protein in a comforting package. If it's leafy greens that turn you a not-so-delicate shade of chartreuse, become a yellow belly. Yellow vegetables are often easier to take, so try carrots or yams, or go for the beta-carotene in cantaloupe, mango, peaches, and apricots.
Gas: It's like a cosmic joke — some of the healthiest foods can leave you gassier than the Goodyear blimp … and not at all in the mood to eat your veggies. Opt instead for healthy substitutions that won't bring on the bloat (mango instead of broccoli, strawberries instead of cabbage). Pop bagel chips instead of potato chips, and poached chicken breast instead of those once-beloved chicken fingers. And here's a really simple way to deflate those tummy bubbles: Instead of sparkling water, opt for plain.
Morning sickness:
Still suffering from morning sickness (which sadly isn't limited to the mornings at all, unless you count mornings in every time zone)? Will you scream if you even have to look at another saltine? Fortunately, you have options. Dry and bland are the key here, but that describes more than a cracker: Dry cereal, pretzels, rice cakes, well-toasted bread, and bread sticks are all suitable for the bedside table (watch out for crumbs in your bed) or handbag stashing.

posted 4 months 2 days ago
Hi dear. It is the greatest gift for a woman to be a mother. But no one knows about the problems faced by a woman in the first 9 months of pregnancy. If the woman does not take care of her properly, then it is difficult for the child born in the womb. For a woman, the first 3 months of pregnancy are quite challenging because the child is not fully developed till this time. You'll probably get away with wearing your regular clothes for the first trimester, but once you start to show, don't go rushing to spend your whole maternity budget right away. opt for a pair or two of pants (or use a belly band that allows you to rock the unbuttoned pants look without anyone knowing) and some longer shirts. By the time you're in the third trimester, with your belly and baby a much bigger size, you'll probably need to head back to the maternity store to get larger sizes. Buying in stages will help save you money and keep you comfortable throughout the whole nine months. There are pregnancy scare stories all over the place. Stay away from Googling all those strange symptoms that are normal when you're pregnant and take your concerns right to your qualified doctor, who can help ease your anxieties. We all know some symptoms are expected with pregnancy, including fatigue, nausea, and some aches and pains. But just because you're pregnant, it doesn't mean you need to deal with those symptoms in silence. You don't need to count your calories and worry about every pound. Chat with your care provider to make sure you're following all the advice as far as what your weight gain goal should be. It's actually great to fit exercise into your day. I hope the tips will help.

posted 5 days 21 hours ago
Hello there! I hope the mother and the child are doing well so far! Congratulations on starting the great journey. I hope your 7 weeks went smooth. You might have to face some more challenges as time goes by. Eating healthy and getting proper rest is really important. Please visit your doctor regularly. You might feel nauseous which is just a common side effect, for that keep eating healthy and there's no harm indulging in your cravings a bit. As long as they are appropriate. You also might have temper issues and mood swings which are just your hormones messing up a little. Although your doctor may suggest himself/herself, vaccinations are important too. You cant really afford getting sick while being pregnant. Getting vaccinated is important for your child as well. Avoid alcohol and caffeine as they can interfere with your child's well being. Yoga can help you a great deal to stay healthy and mindful. These are the few important tips I could come up with. I hope they'll help you. Go a little easy on yourself because its just your first trimester. Consult your doctor whenever you feel something isnt going well. Wish you all the best. You've got 6 more months to go so I hope they go well and smooth. Take good care!

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