I’m Pregnant, Now What?

March 2, 2018

I am a nurse. You might think that as a nurse, I would have been well-informed and confident when I was pregnant - that I knew all about fetal development, the do's and don’ts of being pregnant, and how to handle the emotional roller coaster of “Six Flags over Hormones.” I can assure you, that was not the case!

You might think that all women instinctively have “special knowledge” that comes to them when they get pregnant. Also, not true.

Even though I was excited about my pregnancy, I had a lot of questions and often felt discouraged and frustrated when I didn’t know where to turn. Sometimes I didn’t even know what I should be asking. What I learned was that it is normal to have questions, doubts, and concerns about being pregnant. At Mary’s House, we can talk with you about your specific questions and concerns.

Here are a few basic tips to know for your pregnancy:

  1. Make an appointment with an Obstetrician as soon as you find out you are pregnant.
  2. Begin taking a Pre-Natal vitamin.
  3. Take care of yourself by eating healthy and increasing the amount of water you drink.
  4. Now is the time to stop those bad habits! Drinking alcohol, smoking or using illicit drugs can cause birth defects and many other complications during pregnancy.
  5. Did you know that you should stay away from cat litter boxes, hot tubs, raw and undercooked meats and eggs?

You are going to be a great mom – so on the way to your baby’s “birth day,” finding information and support is something that Mary’s House can provide!

Join us here for topics on the Messy, Mystical and Magical Moments of Motherhood

Call or email us today for an appointment, and we will give you the attention and information you need to feel calm and confident in your pregnancy. Your every concern is important to us.

Upcoming article about Breastfeeding, written by April, our Lactation Specialist

TrishaTrisha has been a Registered Nurse for twenty-five years. She connects with pregnant women in a personal, cheerful and caring way. At Mary’s House, she is the Clinic Director who can answer questions as a nurse and encourage you as a good friend would.

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