FIRST TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY | PRECAUTIONS | DOs And DON’Ts
Pregnancy can be a very confusing time, especially if it’s your first. Don’t worry!
Here you have a thorough Dos and DON’Ts list, to guide you through the first trimester of pregnancy and give you a happy and healthy child. All the best!
Precaution During First Month Of Pregnancy
|Start your prenatal vitamins and Folic Acid supplements as they’re helpful in preventing defects in the baby.||If it is your first pregnancy, you tend to worry about the child, how you’ll change and how the child will be. Do not panic. You need to keep calm at such times because your panicking can affect the child. Do not worry yourself out.|
|Choose your OB/GYN wisely. If you already have one, it’s good. If you don’t, choose wisely. Your life and your baby’s life are in the hands of the doctor and you should, thus, avoid any complication.||Do not bend and lift weights as it can put pressure on the baby and might cause dizziness.|
|Let your doctor know about the medications you’ve been taken all this time, until your pregnancy. Self-medication can be harmful, thus, it is better to consult a professional.||Avoid going to saunas or places where the temperature is higher than your body temperature. Higher temperatures during the first trimester of pregnancy can affect the baby.|
|Work out regularly. Mild exercises help in proper functioning of the bodily processes. Though walking is the best option, you can also go for Yoga with consultation from your OB/GYN.||Long distance traveling precaution during the first month of pregnancy is must, as this is the month having maximum chances of miscarriages.|
|Your own emotions and mood can deeply affect the baby. Therefore, keep a healthy mind and a happy attitude. You can even go for meditation.||Since your body is going under changes, you should not wear tight clothes. Give your body it’s needed space.|
|Since your body is undergoing a lot of physical and hormonal changes, you tend to get tired easily. Do get proper rest and sleep for at least 8-9 hours. A sleepy, grumpy you will definitely affect the child.||Wearing heels increases the risk of tripping and losing the baby. Hence, wear flats or comfortable shoes and keep your baby safe.|
Precaution During Second Month of Pregnancy
|Remember to take out time for yourself and take ample rest. It is good for you and the baby.||Do not keep your stomach empty as it induces gas formation, and makes you more nauseated.|
|Your breasts might show symptoms of heaviness, which is just a sign of your changing body. Consult your doctor if you experience any pain.||Do not take any painkillers or antibiotics without the knowledge of your OB/GYN.|
|You need to get some urine tests done:
Sugar, for any signs of diabetes.
Protein, for kidney problem or hypertension.
|Hypertension precaution during the second month of pregnancy is a must. The more you worry, the more you suffer. But here, your baby will suffer too. So, do not wear yourself out, do not fuss. Seek the company of your partner, and do not create distances.|
|You must also ensure the tests for:
Iron and hemoglobin levels in the blood
Precaution During Third Month of Pregnancy
Keep doing what you’ve been doing until now. Treat yourself better and do go for periodic check-ups. You and the baby are safe, and that is the only thing that should matter right now.
The ultrasound, urine and blood tests must be done periodically, with the consultation of your Gynaecologist.
Walking fast, or heavy lifting should be avoided at all costs. In fact, try to get more and more rest, as the baby takes up all your energy.
Apart from the above these precautions during the third month of pregnancy, also make sure you get all your routine tests done to monitor your baby’s development. Keep you away from substances like insecticides, pesticides and any kind of allergens that may cause harm to your baby.
The first trimester of pregnancy commences a rapid development of your baby. You will begin to experience some new padded feelings for you during this time. Your body will be set to undergo major transformation!
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