If you are getting closer and closer to your due date, you might be feeling worried and anxious – especially if this is your first baby. These feelings are completely normal. You can take birthing classes, read articles and watch videos but there is still the overwhelming feelings of the unknown that sets in and every pregnancy and birth is different. Try your best to use whichever relaxation methods work for you and imagine seeing your child’s face for the first time on delivery day.
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So you are about to become first-time parents. Congratulations! It will feel surreal for a while, especially being your first child. Certain milestones will make it so much more real. Like, the moment you get an ultrasound and hear the heart beat for the very first time. Or, when you finally get that baby bump and can’t see your toes anymore. It becomes so real when you feel the baby kick for the first time! You start to wonder the gender and envision their sweet face. Despite the roller coaster of emotions and pregnancy symptoms, it can be such a magical time. Try to enjoy it because, it may sound silly now, but you will miss this time!
You may have thought you were a hungry beast while you were struggling through your bizarre pregnancy cravings but just wait until you are breastfeeding! If you choose to breastfeed, your doctor will likely direct you to consume more calories (about 500 extra). This may seem odd and you might be slightly freaking out if you are dreaming of getting back to your pre-pregnancy body but trust me, your body will need these extra calories!
Pregnancy symptoms are different for every woman. I’ve heard women say that they absolutely loved being pregnant and they miss it. I tried to enjoy it, I really did. I had every pregnancy symptom possible to the extreme and it was rough! Of course, it’s worth it all now that I have a beautiful baby boy. I remember Googling “how to stay positive through a rough pregnancy”. I’m a positive person in general and don’t like to complain but I struggled so much mentally and physically as I went through each trimester.
Okay, so I hope I don’t have to get real awkward and explain HOW you get pregnant. You already know the basics, right? Okay, great – moving on! This post will give you some great tips on how you can increase your likelihood of getting pregnant. There are lots of lifestyle choices you can make that will help you stay healthy and start growing a little human! If you are struggling with infertility, we will cover some of that as well.
It feels like the second you get married people are eagerly asking, “so when are you having kids?!” Wow – give me a minute! It seems like most couples get pressure from friends, especially those who already have kids, and family. Those parents who are so excited to become grandparents so they can spoil your littles and cackle while they watch you get your “payback”.