You're pregnant!! How beautiful!! How exciting!! How miraculous!! It's all of those things and more. But sometimes it can be challenging. And let's face it, labor is called 'labor' for a reason. So here are 12 tips for having a great pregnancy and labor.
“Oh Wow, this is crazy!”
Those were the words that flew out of my best friend’s mouth when the little stick that she peed on showed the plus sign and believe me I got the 6 am call telling me she was PREGNANT!!!! We were so excited!
Lets talk about you! You’ve tested positive. You’re PREGNANT!!! I am excited for you but you may feel shocked at the range of emotions you may be going through, happy, sad, excited, scared, ambivalent, surprised, relief etc. This is very normal. Trust me, your partner is or will be going through similar emotions. Not only will you feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster but you will probably experience physical symptoms also...
If you think you’re pregnant…first thing’s first:
1. STOP all risky behavior like smoking, breathing second hand smoke, drinking alcohol and using recreational drugs. Best-case scenario, you cut out coffee altogether. But if you’re having a hard time giving up the caffeine then limit yourself to no more then 2 cups a day.
2. Get on a Prenatal multi-vitamin and mineral supplement and a Prenatal Omega 3 DHA supplement as soon as possible. Folate is the naturally occurring nutrient in foods. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate. Your pre-natal vitamin should have at least...