It’s easy to feel scared and excited at the same time when you’re pregnant for the first time. He’s got a lot ahead of him and a lot to learn, and it doesn’t help that his sources are saying a million different things about dos and don’ts while he waits for the little one to arrive.
The most important thing is to trust your instincts and do only what you think is best for you and your baby.
Let these helpful pregnancy tips guide you on your journey:
Keep Google searches to a minimum
We are fortunate to be in an age where most of the information we need is at our fingertips. Thanks to Google, you will be able to know exactly how big your baby is and what stage of development he is going through in this very second.
But with every ache and pain, it’s easy to go to Google and go crazy and paranoid with the results. Besides your raging hormones, that’s not exactly a good idea. If you can’t stay off the internet, join a good pregnancy forum, which is a more reputable source of information. These women are going through the same things as you and you are likely to get the answers and additional support you need.
Control those carbs
Sure, you’re eating for two, which is why your appetite has doubled (or tripled). And after a grueling first trimester of nothing but morning sickness, now is the time to indulge and devour your heart, giving in to your constant cravings.
While there is nothing wrong with indulging your weird food cravings every now and then, be sure to keep an eye on your carb intake. Taking off twice (or three times) your normal size will make the rest of your pregnancy very uncomfortable. It is also not very ideal for your baby’s development.
Learn to be at peace with your body
What you are going through is incredible and once your little one is born, nothing else will matter. But when you’re in the waiting game, you notice EVERYTHING around you and the constant theme of your eagle eyes is your body.
Every pregnant woman becomes aware of her body. The sooner you accept that your body will never be the same again, the more you will enjoy pregnancy and motherhood. It may take a while to regain your pre-pregnancy weight, but remember what your body went through is incredible.
Follow these helpful pregnancy tips for new moms!