Pregnancy Week By Week : The Ultimate Check List


Whether you’re trying to conceive, you’ve
just found out you’re pregnant or whether you’re in your later stage of pregnancy, you’re going
to be overloaded with advice and information! Friendly neighbours, your best friend that’s
never been pregnant herself and even random strangers will offer their expert advice! That’s why I am here with you in my 34th
week of pregnancy. I have researched a lot and have come up with
a week by week guide which has a lot of information out for, what you need to avoid and so much
more! I will give you all those handy tips that
I’ve learnt over the course of my pregnancy. Excited? Lets get started! Weeks 1 to 3
If you’re trying to conceive, here are a few things to keep in mind. Start taking a daily prenatal vitamin this
will help prevent neural-tube defects, such as spina bifida. Also alcohol and cigarettes are a big no no. I recommend exercising for 30 minutes a day. If you find out any early pregnancy signs
buy a home pregnancy test. Week 4 – 5
Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Now is when the real journey begins! You may start to feel bloated, crampy, tired
and moody, and experiencing sore breasts, nausea/vomiting and a frequent need to pee. Pregnant women are at greater risk of influenza virus This is a good time Get a journal or memory book to record milestones. . Week 6 -7 . morning sickness may be worsening. Or, you may be hungry 24/7. If you’re nauseated, try eating several small
meals throughout the day. Pro Tip: Buy a belly band to extend the life
of your pants. Week 8 Kegel exercises or Yoga should be a part of your daily routine. I have followed a lot of youtube videos And I will provide the link in the description below At this time in the pregnancy you also experience heartburn Keep your antacids ready Week 9: Week 9 is when you need to get a prenatal
test done. These tests are useful to check for genetic
issues like down syndrome. Even today, it is not mandatory to get these
tests done in some hospitals in India. I am glad my gynecologist recommended it to
me. My gynaecologist chose LifeCell’s prenatal
screening program which offers a complete panel of testing. Weeks 10 to 12 Cravings also known as pica can reflect a
deficiency in your diet. Call your doctor if you’re experiencing pica. Moisturize your belly, hips and thighs daily
to prevent itchy, dry skin as it stretches. Avoid anything that will create too much body
heat. Buy a body pillow for sleeping. Week 13 to 15 After the end of the first trimester, you
will start gaining weight fast. Its a good time to start thinking about baby names You could also start taking weekly pictures
of your beautiful belly. You’ll start to feel your baby movements and kicks in the womb A detailed ultrasound is carried out. Week 17 to 21 Drink plenty of fluids, avoid coffee or tea
which are diuretics during the day. If you’re feeling good, go out, watch movies, have dinner, be with your friends, or do whatever you want to do Sign up for a child birthing class Week 22 You may develop hemorrhoids and constipation. Keep downing the fluids and fiber-rich foods,
but talk to your doc before taking any laxatives Avoid crossing your legs and long periods
of sitting or standing, which may result in varicose veins Week 23 – 24 window. Risk for gestational diabetes is high if you’re above 30 have a family history of diabetes, or you are obese Schedule an appointment for your glucose screen,
which checks for gestational diabetes. Look into childcare options if you’re planning
to return to work. Get more comfortable maternity clothes Week 25 You may be afflicted with heartburn and leg
cramps, especially at night. To help prevent cramps, stretch your legs,
especially your calves, before going to bed. Write a birth plan. Look for a good paediatrician Week 26 and 27 Welcome to the third trimester! Braxton Hicks contractions usually start about
now. They feel like an intermittent tightening
in your abdomen. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of
true labor: Ask your doctor about doing fetal kick counts,
which help assess your baby’s well-being. If your fingers are swollen, take your rings
off and store them in a safe place You should also discuss stem cell banking. I chose lifecell to properly store the umbilical
cord as it contains vital cells that could be useful for my baby & entire family in the
future. Week 30 to 34 You might find yourself increasingly breathless
as your growing uterus crowds your diaphragm. Keep exercising to build stamina, turn down
the intensity if you feel out of breath. Schedule weekly doctor appointments If you feel the baby movements have decreased, inform your doctor Take breastfeeding classes Buy an infant car seat which is compatible with the car harness Make sure your doctor tests you for Group
B strep between 35 and 37 weeks. Consider doing perineal massage daily in preparation
for labor. The baby may drop lower into your pelvis in
preparation for delivery. This should make it easier to breathe—yet
your pee breaks will become ever more frequent. Review your birth plan with your doctor, and family members. Week 37 Your breasts may be leaking colostrum—your
baby’s first food. If this isn’t your first pregnancy make sure your other kids are aware Plan for your first few weeks with baby by
cooking and freezing a few nights’ or weeks’ worth of dinners.Stock up on diapers and formula. Your pregnancy is considered full-term. Pack your bag. . You need to go to the hospital when
your contractions occur every five to 10 minutes Practice any relaxation or breathing techniques
you’ve learned. Discuss with your partner the option of cutting
the umbilical cord. If your labour has started, start timing your contractions. Buy a few cold packs and keep them ready If youre two weeks past your due date most doctors will induce labor by then So, there you have it! A comprehensive, week by week guide to help
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