Could I Be Pregnant?

Could I Be Pregnant? I Am Pregnant! What’s Next?

Could I Be Pregnant?I am pregnant what is now

If you just got here through my last post: early pregnancy symptoms then you are pregnant CONGRATULATIONS, if not and you are not sure whether you are pregnant or not, then click here and find out, fingers crossed!

I Am Pregnant:I am pregnant

It is perfectly normal to feel anxious and unsure as well as super excited when you first find out that you are pregnant. Your hormones are all over the place at the moment, so don’t feel there is something wrong just because you don’t feel as happy as you thought you would.

Your miracle is inside of you now, it will grow, develop , feed and form over the next nine months and when it’s ready, it will come out to be the most beautiful and cherished thing you  ever had.

Now that you found out that you are pregnant, you are wondering what to do next? Well:

  • first things first, visit your medical care provider, your GP or the midwife to start your antenatal care. This is the care you will receive from now on and up to the birth of your baby.
  • Who to tell?
  • Vaccination.
  • What to eat?
  • What’s not to eat?
  • Exercise whilst  pregnant!
  • Checks and tests.
  • Having sex whilst pregnant.

Telling Friends and Family:I just found out that I am pregnant

Do you want to tell your friends and family straight away? Or would you rather wait until you are sure how you are feeling about it yourself first! Whether you decide on the first or the later IT REALLY IS UP TO YOU. Don’t feel that you have to, do it when the time is right for you.

A lot of women prefer to wait until the first ultrasound scan. That would be when you are about 12 weeks into your pregnancy. Just to be  %100 sure that they are pregnant. You could discuss this with your medical care provider if you like.

 

Vaccination and Pregnancy:I am pregnant What's next?

You will be offered the seasonal flu vaccine, it is offered to all pregnant women regardless of what stage of pregnancy the are at. You can read about the risk of catching the flu and the safety of the vaccine on the NHS here.

 

A Healthy Pregnancy Diet:I am pregnant

Healthy eating should be the norm in any diet but when you are pregnant it is particularly important to eat a balanced healthy diet because eating well will help your baby to grow and develop.

Fruit and Vegetable:

could I be pregnantPacked with minerals, vitamins and fibre you really need to eat plenty of this stuff.

Eat a variety of fruit and vegetables everyday, make it a habit, and because of the fibre it will help prevent constipation. You can have them fresh, canned, frozen, dried or made into a delicious smoothie, yummy!

Starchy Foods:I am pregnant
  • Potatoes.
  • Brown rice.
  • Whole wheat pasta.
  • Whole meal bread.
  • Oats.
  • Millet.
  • Maize.
  • Noodles.
  • Breakfast cereals.
  • Cornmeal and yams.. etc..

A brilliant source of energy and fibre. Try and eat at least a third of your food from the above.

Protein:could I be pregnant?
  • Eggs.
  • Fish.
  • Pulses.
  • Meat.
  • Beans.
  • Nuts>
  • Poultry.

DO NOT EAT LIVER.

You must have protein every day. Make sure all meat is lean and eat the poultry skinless. Make sure all meat is piping-hot and cooked all the way through, juices run clear and there is no pink parts in them.

Fish:

Am I pregnant

Insure that you are eating two portions of oily fish every week. Oily fish like,

  • Salmon.
  • Sardines.
  • Mackerel.
  • Trout.

You should avoid eating shark and swordfish.

 

Foods And Drinks To Be Careful With:what to do next?

There are lots of foods and drinks that you should not eat or drink during pregnancy. And some that you should be careful and find out the facts about before you consume them. They may harm you and your baby. Check them Here.

In my coming post I will talk about:

  • Exercise whilst  pregnant!
  • Checks and tests.
  • Having sex whilst pregnant.

 

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If you need any more information or any help please let me know by leaving a comment below.

Until next time don’t forget to:

 

BOND LOVE AND LAUGH A LOT.

 

 

6 thoughts on “Could I Be Pregnant? I Am Pregnant! What’s Next?”

  1. Good stuff. I am sure many women who are new to being pregnant will take a lot away from this. There is so much to learn and experience. I am a father of three and even as a husband a dad I went through a lot with all three of my wife’s pregnancies. I would like to add mention that men sometimes don’t know or understand what women are going through. So it’s important to go through things together and share the experiences.

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