You never know whether your pregnancy will be free of complications, or a total nightmare. You are more likely to have an easy and fun pregnancy if you take time to take care of yourself. Follow the advice in this article for the best chance at enjoying your pregnancy.
Change your eating habits to make sure the baby and you to receive the best nutrition. Whether it’s a big change or a small one, it has to be done. Starting today, eat more lean protein, fruits and vegetables.
Don’t overeat. The more weight you put on, the more you risk your child’s health and your own. Also, expect to put on 15-30 pounds during the course of your pregnancy.
If there’s a cat in your home, make someone else change the litter during the months a child grows in your womb. The chemicals found in litter and cat feces can be harmful to pregnant women. If you are married, have your spouse do this job for a while, or if you are single, see if there is a neighbor or family member that can lend a hand.
Before giving birth, visit the hospital first. Take a look around the hospital and meet the people that work there. This will make you more calm and inform you about certain aspects of the hospital. This process can be particularly helpful to the expectant father as he will be very active around the delivery room when you give birth.
Enlist the help of a doula. Usually women, doulas are able to assist during childbirth. They will give you much needed strength and support during your delivery. They also can teach your partner how to be an excellent birth coach. This can help give you confidence that you have a qualified coach with you.
No one looks forward to a difficult pregnancy. Use the tips you’ve learned here so that you can have a more relaxed and enjoyable pregnancy. Look at these tips often, and show the article to your partner so they know a bit more about what you are going through.