You’ve done it! You took the test and got two lines, and now you’re thrilled. A positive home pregnancy test is very rarely wrong, so you can safely assume you are pregnant – so now what do you do?
It’s a bit early for planning the nursery, although that is one of the more enjoyable aspects of pregnancy, but there are other things you can and should do right away.
Call Your Doctor
So, call your doctor and at least get an appointment for a few weeks down the road. Be ready with the date of your last period as that is the first question they will ask.
Of course, if you haven’t been taking prenatals up to this point, you should get started right away. Your doctor can prescribe some, or you can head your local drug store and buy some over the counter. Be sure to consider taking an Omega 3 or a Lipil supplement that is created for pregnancy. These have been shown to increase brain and eye development.
Examine Your Food
There is a debate about the possible dangers of food and drink choices such as caffeinated beverages, alcohol, and deli meats. Research what doctors and researchers have to say and then make your own choices to best protect you and your baby.
Consider Your Exercise
If you are concerned or have spotting, talk to your doctor. It might just be that light exercise such as walking or swimming might be best until you are confident the pregnancy is sticking. But any exercise is better than none, unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, so go for a brisk walk and revel in your new motherhood.
Have a nice dinner, but skip the wine, and share your thoughts and dreams for the future. Window shop for baby gear online and get started on a bit of ice cream – even if you don’t actually have any cravings yet. Use a website to calculate an estimated due date. You’re pregnant! And you’ll discover if you haven’t already, that being pregnancy is one of the best things in the world with absolutely wonderful results.
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