Post # 1
Well bees i think its official, at home test says I’m pregnant! I went off birth control in September, but we didn’t really start trying until December and we are so excited! Haven’t told anyone yet as I am just over 4 weeks. First time mama here; any tips? What should I do first? When should I book an appointment with a doctor? Right away? Favorite apps and books? I’ve also got acne like crazy and I never get acne, not even as a teen.. what products are safe to use? Feeling a bit overwhelmed
Post # 2
Congratulations!! I’ve been loving the Ovia app and Glow-Nuture. You can call your Ob now to make an appt, they’ll tell you what week to come in for.
Post # 3
I’m reading Expecting Better and the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy. I’m a big fan of science-based advice and these are both excellent.
Go ahead and call your doctor 😀 They’ll know when to get you scheduled. Be sure you know the first day of your last period, that’s how they date everything.
Also, are you taking prenatals? Super important this early because it’s when a lot of the spinal and neural development happens. Make sure you’re trying to eat healthily too… salmon, dark leafy greens, asparagus (lots of folate), avocado, lots of water!
Post # 4
KittyYogi : thank you! Yes I’ve been taking prenatals for awhile now. Actually my first clue that i was pregnant was when I threw up my prenatal in the bushes. Hah! I’m very science minded as well and will look into these books
Post # 6
kimmacph : Congratulations!!