5 Things You Need To Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant

So you just found out you’re pregnant! This can be exciting or overwhelming information, depending on your current situation. Whether this was an expected situation or not, finding out that you’re pregnant can bring about many emotions. Today I’m going to share the first 5 things you should do that first time you see those two lines that tell you that you’re expecting.

So You Found Out You’re Pregnant! What’s Next?

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Contact Your Doctor or Midwife
Now that your at-home pregnancy test said you’re pregnant, it’s time to confirm the details with your doctor or midwife. This will allow you to set your first appointment to confirm your pregnancy and discuss family history and other health concerns to prepare for this pregnancy.

Start Getting Folic Acid
While you can opt to go with a prescription prenatal vitamin, many have simply chosen to take a daily multivitamin that includes folic acid. Folic acid is extremely important to keep the baby developing healthily. Folic acid helps reduce the risks of brain and spinal cord problems.

Stop or Reduce Bad Habits
Some bad habits can harm your unborn baby, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, and caffeine. It’s essential to work on stopping these bad habits as soon as possible. Any action, decision, or even choices that could cause harm to your child needs to be reduced and/or cut out completely.

Eat Healthily
Here’s the deal-breaker … you really don’t have to think that you need to eat for two literally. It’s crucial to start making a list of healthy food options you can enjoy. This will help you start focusing on healthy food and drink choices from the moment you find out you’re expecting. Thus, making the adjustment easier.

Check Medicines
If you’re currently on any medications, be sure to check with your doctor or midwife immediately. Find out if any of your current medicines could possibly harm your unborn child. That way, you’re able to find replacement medications or find other means to continue caring for yourself without having or causing any ill-side effects to your baby.

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Being pregnant is hard enough. Growing a child and carrying one to term is exhausting. Even more if it is associated with other complications. Hopefully this post helps you prepare even in just a little way to make your transition to motherhood a lot more seamless. In case you’re not expecting, feel free to pass along this post or share it with someone who is currently pregnant or is planning to be. Until next post! xx

There you have it, the first 5 things you should do when you find out you’re pregnant. Again, this could be a happy or stressful time for you, we’re all impacted by pregnancy differently. Regardless of how you feel about this pregnancy, you must still take care of your health as well as your baby’s health.

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  • Bill Sweeney

    This is great info for women who are pregnant for the first time. Eating healthy is very important; but, I stress the importance of checking medications with your physician. Excellent post!

  • Neha

    These are some great pointers. Pregnancy can be tough especially if you do not have enough support. Folic Acid is extremely important in the first trimester.

  • Danielle

    These are great tips! As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I stopped all non-essential medications, and I immediately talked with my doctor about supplements and made an appointment.

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    Nnniiicceee….if I may, I include “seek counselling”. It will go a very long way in ascertaining where you stand with everything that is happening around you.

  • Erin

    These are great tips for starting out a pregnancy. Thanks for putting this list of points together!

  • Emman Damian

    It’s always safe to Contact Your Doctor or Midwife. It’s the best thing to do. You can check with them if you are indeed pregnant or not.

  • Laura

    This is so important post and things to check when you are pregnant. Thank you for sharing x

    Laura

  • Myrah Duque

    Being pregnant is hard enough so we need to make it a point to take it easy so that it goes smooth. Eating right and taking folic acid was my priority..

  • Beeb Ashcroft

    It is pretty much like “let the games begin.” This is a really great guide for folks who are expecting!

  • Rhonda Albom

    Great list! The moment I found out I was pregnant, I tried to start eating only healthy food. Of course, cravings got in the way but I think I did pretty well. Any tips on how to manage those cravings?

  • katrina Kroeplin

    great list. a friend just found out she’s expecting. will send this over to her!

  • Sarah Emery

    These are great healthy 5 tips for those who are finding out they are pregnant. I’ll pass this along to friends who are.

  • tweenselmom

    Pregnancy is one of the most special milestones in a woman’s life. I wish you all the love in your pregnancy.

  • Sarah M

    This post is perfect for pregnant women. Taking folic acid 3 months before and after the pregnancy is very important especially if you are over 35.

  • Maartje van Sandwijk

    All such important things! Most importantly, the eat healthy and getting a doctor’s appointment to make sure everything’s okay with you and the baby <3

  • Lily

    Great tips for newly expectant moms. Eating healthy and folic acid is very important!

  • rachel

    As a mom of three, I whole-heartedly agree with this!

  • NiLakshi

    This is a very informative post for all the pregnant ladies out there!