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19 Jan 2013

In no time at all, you will be holding a beautiful, smiling baby. The time in between can be very stressful and exciting. Use the tips discussed in this article to alleviate that stress. They will help ensure you have a happy, healthy pregnancy.

Arm yourself with knowledge about pregnancy. Read up about pregnancy and what you can expect in books and magazines. Lots of books will provide you with the answers you need while you're pregnant. Be aware though that you will not experience everything that you read since each pregnancy is different.

If you know someone with a baby, babysit for a few hours or even a day. This shows you what it takes to care for a baby and will prepare you for what is to come. It also teaches you how to hold continue reading this.. the baby so when it comes time to hold you own, you won't be as nervous.

Maternity clothes can be found cheap at consignment stores and thrift shops. You're only wearing them temporarily so why pay so much? You will keep money in your pocket and save the world from wasted resources.

Have someone else fill your car with gas when you are expecting. Fumes of gas can harm your unborn baby. It's better to simply ask someone else to help than to take that risk.

If you plan to breastfeed, read up on breast pumps. There are moms who do not pump, though it is useful to keep an extra supply on hand for emergencies or illness. If you cannot afford a good quality hospital breast pump, you can rent one. These work a lot more quickly than the ones you get at the store and cause a lot less discomfort.

Keep in mind that it can take up to a year for a woman to get pregnant. After a year of trying, talk to your doctor. Perhaps you are still not pregnant because of a medical reason.

In order to control your stress levels while pregnant, make a list of priorities so you can focus on what really matters. Asking loved ones for some help can be a lifesaver. You can also skip some tasks to make things easier.

Document your pregnancy. It lets you look back and remember it all over again. Take pictures at least once a month of your belly. Start writing everything in a journal. The simplest memories will still be heartwarming.

During your pregnancy, you should have an extra calorie intake of about 300 to 500. You are feeding not only yourself now but also your baby. Eat good quality, healthy food as much as possible.

Visit your OB/GYN if you are considering a pregnancy. You will get a check-up and advice on pregnancy. Problems may be treated or ruled out, like obesity, diabetes and thyroid issues.

Pregnancy is one subject that you really can't ever learn enough about. This article was full of tips to help you have a great pregnancy. Those nine months will pass quicker than you thought was possible, and in the end, there will be a beautiful baby in your arms.


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