Pregnancy - Pre, Post and Everything in Between


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A lot has been said, done and experimented recently in the direction of pregnancy. Various views and opinions on the internet regarding pregnancy and child-care have only led to creation and spread of preconceived notions and contradicting ideas about the same. What are the first pregnancy symptoms? What foods are healthy and effective for the mother during pregnancy? Should the mother go through a vigorous regime of stretching exercises to increase her stamina and endurance? How to deal with labor anxiety attacks? What are the causes of weight gain in mothers during pregnancy? These and many more questions have been answered here to provide you with a quick and handy guide to pregnancy; pre, post, and everything in between.


A complete guide to healthy pregnancy:

Entering the pregnancy phase together is one of the most beautiful and precious feelings every couple goes through. The key to healthy pregnancy is calmness. Most couples tend to go out of their way to make sure of the mother’s and foetus’s health in these nine months, when all you need is a step by step month-wise guide to help you get through pregnancy smoothly.


Month 1 of pregnancy:

The first month of pregnancy usually passes by in a jiffy. By the time you break the news to your loved ones, family members and friends, you will be loaded with advices to take care of yourself and the baby during pregnancy. Every other face, known or unknown would want you to stuff you with information about healthy pregnancy. If the mother is a smoker or drinks alcohol, even occasionally, it is time to quit. Decide on a good gynecologist and make sure you follow the appointment chart. Take a daily folic acid supplement after consulting your doctor about the same. Invest in a good dietitian. Do thorough research before you decide on one. Frequent visits to parks may help you cheer your mood. Snack on chocolates and sweets if you feel cranky sometimes. Mild stretching and exercises help immensely at the time of delivery to endure the pain.


Months 2 and 3 of pregnancy:

The second and third months of pregnancy are the most crucial ones. There is a lot to learn, and a lot to follow in these months. The most important thing you need to do during pregnancy is talk to your gynecologist about your fears and anxieties. During these months you will go through a complete scan for the first time. Your doctor will give you a list of tests to go through in these months. It is likely you may throw up more, especially during the third month. Most pregnant women begin gaining weight during the third month.


Months 4 and 5 of pregnancy:

In the fourth month your energy levels will change immensely. Your belly will look larger than usual and you will have frequent urges to urinate. It is important to monitor your diet. You will go through a series of mood swings in these two months as compared to the first month of pregnancy. You will distinctly feel the baby’s movements at this point. It is important to follow your gynecologist's advice and that too, very strictly. Cut down on fatty foods as much as possible during this period. Due to increase in melanin levels, various parts of your body may seem darker than the other parts. The symptoms may differ from person to person.

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Months 6 and 7 of pregnancy:

Hitting the seventh month healthily is like crossing a milestone. The body at this stage will go through some visible changes. Abdominal cramps and shortness of breath being on the top of the list. Swollen hands and feet might make you anxious at first but understand that they are completely normal. At this point it is important to drink lots of water to flush out excess fluids from the body. There will be a sense of constant discomfort. This is the best time for the couple to start planning on their life post the baby comes in. Getting a baby home calls for major financial investment. The seventh month is the best time to plan on things that suit your budget.

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Months 8 and 9 of pregnancy:

Congratulations on making through to the to-be parents. The time is finally here, and it is completely natural to feel too many emotions at the same time. Your body has begun to prepare for the labor. You will go through short contractions and the real, long ones and by the end of the third trimester you will master the art of differentiating between them. Taking a dip in the nearest swimming pool will help you feel weightless and relaxed.It is important to arrange your baby bag already. It should contain your baby’s clothes, essential medicines and toiletries. The couple needs to picturize a smooth delivery in their minds. Decide for the baby’s crib and its clothes already. Distract yourself by doing constructive things like reading books and watching movies.

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The end of the journey of pregnancy:

At the end of the delivery you will finally hold your baby, and that, is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world. You will eventually miss those nine months, the baby bump and all the pampering you received then. It may feel a little overwhelming at first, but you need to trust the process. Instead of stressing over little things, enjoy them. As soon as the baby is born, there comes in a lot of responsibilities. From deciding on the best doctor, to the best shampoo and soap, you would want to leave no stone unturned to give them the best of the best that’s there. Try to catch moments of leisure and engross yourselves in fun activities together. Let your family members take care of other little things.
There is no pressure on you to involve in every small decision. Try to give yourself a break from the chaos time and again. Join a dance class or a gym as per your doctor’s advice. Physical activity tends to divert your energy in the right direction. Parenting requires involvement of both the parents equally. Your time table would change immensely at this point. Make sure you grab some sleep whenever you can. Do not forget to eat well. Mothers need to follow a diet that includes all the nutrients while breastfeeding.
Your sex life might go through some major changes post pregnancy. The baby’s entry leaves the parents with no or very less time for themselves. Try and communicate with your partner about the same. Resume sex only after consulting your doctor. Sex might feel different than how it used to feel before the delivery considering your body has been through such major changes. Postpartum recovery is important for mothers to resume their routine lives.
The father needs to understand the reason for these changes and help the mother cope with it. Lastly try and look at the bright side of things as much as possible. Children play a major role in filling the parents’ lives with a new wave of happiness and excitement.

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A lot has been said, done and experimented recently in the direction of pregnancy. Various views and opinions on the internet regarding pregnancy and child-care have only led to creation and spread of preconceived notions and contradicting ideas about the same. What are the first pregnancy symptoms? What foods are healthy and effective for the mother during pregnancy? Should the mother go through a vigorous regime of stretching exercises to increase her stamina and endurance? How to deal with labor anxiety attacks? What are the causes of weight gain in mothers during pregnancy? These and many more questions have been answered here to provide you with a quick and handy guide to pregnancy; pre, post, and everything in between.


A complete guide to healthy pregnancy:

Entering the pregnancy phase together is one of the most beautiful and precious feelings every couple goes through. The key to healthy pregnancy is calmness. Most couples tend to go out of their way to make sure of the mother’s and foetus’s health in these nine months, when all you need is a step by step month-wise guide to help you get through pregnancy smoothly.


Month 1 of pregnancy:

The first month of pregnancy usually passes by in a jiffy. By the time you break the news to your loved ones, family members and friends, you will be loaded with advices to take care of yourself and the baby during pregnancy. Every other face, known or unknown would want you to stuff you with information about healthy pregnancy. If the mother is a smoker or drinks alcohol, even occasionally, it is time to quit. Decide on a good gynecologist and make sure you follow the appointment chart. Take a daily folic acid supplement after consulting your doctor about the same. Invest in a good dietitian. Do thorough research before you decide on one. Frequent visits to parks may help you cheer your mood. Snack on chocolates and sweets if you feel cranky sometimes. Mild stretching and exercises help immensely at the time of delivery to endure the pain.


Months 2 and 3 of pregnancy:

The second and third months of pregnancy are the most crucial ones. There is a lot to learn, and a lot to follow in these months. The most important thing you need to do during pregnancy is talk to your gynecologist about your fears and anxieties. During these months you will go through a complete scan for the first time. Your doctor will give you a list of tests to go through in these months. It is likely you may throw up more, especially during the third month. Most pregnant women begin gaining weight during the third month.


Months 4 and 5 of pregnancy:

In the fourth month your energy levels will change immensely. Your belly will look larger than usual and you will have frequent urges to urinate. It is important to monitor your diet. You will go through a series of mood swings in these two months as compared to the first month of pregnancy. You will distinctly feel the baby’s movements at this point. It is important to follow your gynecologist's advice and that too, very strictly. Cut down on fatty foods as much as possible during this period. Due to increase in melanin levels, various parts of your body may seem darker than the other parts. The symptoms may differ from person to person.
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Months 6 and 7 of pregnancy:

Congratulations on making through to the to-be parents. The time is finally here, and it is completely natural to feel too many emotions at the same time. Your body has begun to prepare for the labor. You will go through short contractions and the real, long ones and by the end of the third trimester you will master the art of differentiating between them. Taking a dip in the nearest swimming pool will help you feel weightless and relaxed.It is important to arrange your baby bag already. It should contain your baby’s clothes, essential medicines and toiletries. The couple needs to picturize a smooth delivery in their minds. Decide for the baby’s crib and its clothes already. Distract yourself by doing constructive things like reading books and watching movies.
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Months 8 and 9 of pregnancy:

Congratulations on making through to the to-be parents. The time is finally here, and it is completely natural to feel too many emotions at the same time. Your body has begun to prepare for the labor. You will go through short contractions and the real, long ones and by the end of the third trimester you will master the art of differentiating between them. Taking a dip in the nearest swimming pool will help you feel weightless and relaxed.It is important to arrange your baby bag already. It should contain your baby’s clothes, essential medicines and toiletries. The couple needs to picturize a smooth delivery in their minds. Decide for the baby’s crib and its clothes already. Distract yourself by doing constructive things like reading books and watching movies.
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The end of the journey of pregnancy:

At the end of the delivery you will finally hold your baby, and that, is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world. You will eventually miss those nine months, the baby bump and all the pampering you received then. It may feel a little overwhelming at first, but you need to trust the process. Instead of stressing over little things, enjoy them. As soon as the baby is born, there comes in a lot of responsibilities. From deciding on the best doctor, to the best shampoo and soap, you would want to leave no stone unturned to give them the best of the best that’s there. Try to catch moments of leisure and engross yourselves in fun activities together. Let your family members take care of other little things.
There is no pressure on you to involve in every small decision. Try to give yourself a break from the chaos time and again. Join a dance class or a gym as per your doctor’s advice. Physical activity tends to divert your energy in the right direction. Parenting requires involvement of both the parents equally. Your time table would change immensely at this point. Make sure you grab some sleep whenever you can. Do not forget to eat well. Mothers need to follow a diet that includes all the nutrients while breastfeeding.
Your sex life might go through some major changes post pregnancy. The baby’s entry leaves the parents with no or very less time for themselves. Try and communicate with your partner about the same. Resume sex only after consulting your doctor. Sex might feel different than how it used to feel before the delivery considering your body has been through such major changes. Postpartum recovery is important for mothers to resume their routine lives.
The father needs to understand the reason for these changes and help the mother cope with it. Lastly try and look at the bright side of things as much as possible. Children play a major role in filling the parents’ lives with a new wave of happiness and excitement.

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