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First Time Pregnancy Advice

posted 7 years 3 months 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 7 years 2 days 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 6 years 9 months 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 6 years 6 months 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!

posted 6 years 5 months ago
Hey, Congratulations!!!Have a happy healthy pregnancy. It is totally normal to think all pregnant women worry. Don't worry all about your pregnancy you will miss being pregnant and the feel like.. Do enjoy the time being pregnant.All I can say is try not to worry and enjoy being pregnant it's the best thing ever and your worries will ease a little when you have your scans, your bump starts growing and you start feeling movements and kicks each day, your still at early stage where you cant see or feel anything which makes you worry more but your worries will ease when you feel your little one kick you in your ribs and believe me you will know about it. Enjoy your pregnancy and Good Luck!!Best Wishes I hope you will have a very healthy happy pregnancy.No stress, no anxiety eat well healthy take care of your self.

posted 6 years 5 months ago
Hey Mar26. Congratulations on your pregnancy sweetie. So you are in your first trimester. Becoming a mother is the best time of any woman's life. I know those 9 months are very hard, but trust me, you will forget everything when you will see your little miracle, So its time for your advice, Now you have to remove all the bad things from your diet, no more unhealthy food. It's better if you only eat food cooked at home by yourself or anyone else. You have to avoid junk food, oily stuff, fizzy drinks, Smoking and Alcohol. You also have to take care of your posture when you are doing everything. Any little Mistake can ruin your pregnancy. If you want to relax then join a yoga class maybe or go for a massage every week. Whatever you do, don't push yourself too hard and yes don't take stress about anything. Stress is a very bad thing for you and your baby. I hope everything goes well for you sweetie! Good Luck! Much Love!

posted 6 years 4 months ago
Hello everyone.Finally, after a long time, I get pregnant.My happiness is at the peak.My family, friends, and husband are too much happy and excited because I was pregnant with my first baby.At the starting point, I feel everything going very good.No problem is there.I am 5 weeks pregnant but things were changed now.I had severe kind of a headache and fever.I am feeling so much tired all the time.I am happy because after a long time I get this news.I am in trouble also but when I was thinking about my baby the due date.I could bear it all.I just wished the second trimester is not like that.things were better and easy in this trimester.Hope for good in future.Pray for myself ladies that in future everything going to be alright and normal.

posted 6 years 3 months ago
Congratulations!!!!So happy for you.Dear, the main thing that I have told you that is be strong at every moment of life.Not taking the stress.That is not good for both of you.I believe that if your thinking positive everything was going to b beautiful and positive.Try to relax your body.Eat healthy food, even you had to make a diet plan and follow it.Drinking the plenty of water.Avoid eating the junk food.Do enjoy every little moment of your pregnancy.I hope you had a healthy and beautiful baby in future.Don't be worried.I just wished you stay happy and healthy.Take care of yourself.

posted 6 years 1 month ago
Hi Honey, Hope you are doing good. Congratulations, I am very happy to hear from you. I know this is very precious time. You need to care about your health. As you know at the start sometimes we feel nervous and sometimes we feel shy to come in front of anyone. So just relax. You are really a lucky guy and I appreciate your trust that you share with us. Make proper diet plan never give complain to yourself. You need healthy died now this is time to prepare a healthy baby. one thing more I want to discuss. Please, always care about those things which are used in miscarriage. sometimes due to unplanned pregnancy, some people don't want the baby that time and they each such food that helps in MC. so that you please beware of that food. I am really excited for you. Hope you got my points. GOD Blessed you.

posted 6 years 1 day ago
Congratulations! Every pregnant women must be really cautious on what they do and what they eat because it can all affect the child in they're carrying in their womb. Some people even suggest to take probiotics during pregnancy and breastfeeding to make sure that the right nutrients needed by the mother and her child are properly supplied.

posted 5 years 11 months ago
Hi Mar26
Congratulation for conceiving because it guarantees that you will become a mother soon. However, there are things that you should do if you want to carry the pregnancy to full term. Also, there are plenty of things you should avoid so that you successfully carry and deliver the baby. Notice that the first weeks of pregnancy are critical since the body spends most of the time building the baby. This is the time when the fertilized egg is dividing itself into layers of cells after it has implanted itself on the uterine wall. Typically, the cells will be dividing fast meaning that the baby will be growing faster. You need to eat a balanced diet as well as supplements because the infrastructure for the bones and the muscles will be developing. In the 8th week, it is important that you start your antenatal program. This way, it ensures that your baby will be kept safe. Notice that there are things you can do during pregnancy which will affect the baby. So when you start the antenatal program, your midwife will be able to explain some of the things in details. The midwives are experienced and knowledgeable and have a lot of tips to help you cope with pregnancy. Remember there are issues that will start affecting you including going through morning sickness sessions, indigestion and cramps during the first trimester. They’re always challenging to new mothers and so it is important that you get some timely advice on the right things to do.

posted 5 years 9 months ago
You should start taking antenatal classes to know the details of prenatal care if you can't go to classes an online course on maternity care is available on Abudo's website related to health education for antenatal mother this will probably help you out.

posted 5 years 8 months ago
congratulations from my side , Its completely normal to feel like this.I think every new mum worries from the start and as you progress you will worry about different things, baby's movements, size and most of all the labour.

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