Updated: Oct 4, 2019
Now when you know that you are pregnant, relax. Don’t think too much
about the future. Keeping present in mind, the first thing you need to do is
to make sure you take care of your health. If you have not taken a doctor’s
appointment then do it right away. Find out the best gynecologists in your
area. Check out with your friends and family about the doctor. Also, you
need to make sure the hospital is not very far away, as you will have to
regularly visit the doctor until your delivery. Take your partner or someone
along with you, you will feel less stressful.
At your first visit to your doctor, discuss about the symptoms that you are
going through. Also, discuss on the medications you need to take. Usually
the doctor will prescribe folic acid tablets that you need to take every day
for first three months of pregnancy. Folic acid before and during pregnancy
can help prevent birth defects of your baby's brain and spinal cord. Some
doctors also prescribe progesterone tablets. Like my doctor did.
Progesterone helps maintain a supportive environment for the developing
fetus. Follow your doctor’s advice on this. The doctor will also do an
ultrasound scan. If you are less than 6 weeks pregnant, there is a very less
possibility that you will see anything on the ultrasound machine. At six
weeks, you will only see a small dot, which your doctor will say is your
baby. Based on your Last menstrual period and the scan result, she will
give you your due date.
What else than, just relax and let the hormones do their work.
During the first few weeks of your pregnancy, you can do all your normal
chores. Just make sure you do not lift heavy objects and do not exert
yourself too much. If you are working, do your job normally. However, do
take some breaks in the middle. I had an office job, so I would regularly
take break after every 2 hours, take a round of the office and would come
back and start work again. I continued this till the day I worked (almost till 7
months of pregnancy).
For travelling to your job, don’t take a transport that exerts you a lot.
Choose a transport system that is less crowded and which do not give your
body much jerks. If possible, go by your own car or a taxi. Avoid using 2
wheeler. You can travel by an auto rickshaw and ask the driver to go on
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-Guest Author on familygynaec.com