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I remember when I first found out I was pregnant. my husband and I were trying, as we had been for years but with a miscarriage and failed results with infertility drugs, we made an appointment with a fertility specialist. Our first appointment involved me getting blood work done. Never would have expected to get a call the following day from that specialist letting me know that I was pregnant.
I hung up the phone with her and rushed to take a pregnancy test. I was in disbelief. But the test came back with a plus sign. I cried, laughed, screamed, but I was so happy to see that plus sign.
When my husband got home, I had the test sitting on the table. His exact words were ”no way” then he proceeded to cry (don’t tell him I told you).
Finding out your pregnant can bring on several different types of emotions. So you took a pregnancy test and it’s positive. Now, what do you do?
1. Schedule Doctors Appointment.
If you don’t have a doctor already or you don’t like yours now is the time to find the best. You will be with this doctor through your entire pregnancy and delivery so you want to find the one who you are completely comfortable.
I ended up switching OB/GYN when I found out I was pregnant because I wasn’t happy with my old doctor. I did research looked online, read reviews and asked all my friends. I’m so happy that I made the switch even though I ended up being switched to two separate fetal specialists and didn’t too many visits with my new doctor.
2. Download an app.
I personally used Ovia pregnancy app. It was the fertility app I used my entire years trying to conceive so it only felt natural to get the pregnancy version. I was able to document everything. Including notes and pictures. Plus each week it would give you updates on your baby by telling you the current size.
I had so many doctors appointments it was nice to keep everything in one place. There are several options for pregnancy apps. I suggest reading the reviews and finding the one that fits your needs the most.
3. Start a Pinterest board.
This is the fun part. Start pinning adorable pregnancy announcement, recipes, tips, and nursery decor. Don’t worry you can create a private board on Pinterest, so if you haven’t announced your pregnancy it will remain a secret.
I’m not sure who isn’t a fan of Pinterest but it really helped me with remedies for morning sickness, setting up my nursery, registry suggestions and so much more.
4. Start taking vitamins.
If you aren’t already taking them now is the time to start taking them. Your doctor will discuss this as well during your first appointment but it won’t hurt to start them before. I personally liked the gummies the taste was good and I was able to eat them without vomiting (my morning sickness was awful).
5. Start taking extra care of yourself.
It’s time now to take extra care of yourself. Try to relax more, cut out or down on caffeine, start watching your diet and take time for yourself. Carrying a baby is hard work the more comfortable you can make yourself the better. I did a lot of resting my entire pregnancy. I was also pregnant with twins so I was exhausted all the time. We also stayed home a lot the first trimester as we were trying to keep it a secret. Just listen to your bodies needs and rest when needed.
This is such an exciting time for you. Enjoy it congratulations, mama. Start documenting your pregnancy now. Take weekly photos so you can see your belly grow. I definitely regret not taking more photos during my pregnancy, and it’s something I will strive to do if there is another pregnancy for me.
Pregnancy is such an exciting but scary time.
Enjoy the journey!
I would love to hear what you did when you found out you were pregnant in the comments.
Also, be sure to check out my blog post about my 8 pregnancy must have items!