What To Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant – "Take A STEP"

once you see a positive pregnancy test result you have a myriad of different emotions and then after the dust is kind of settled then of course you think well what do I do next and so to help you make that take that next step think take a step take sounds for take a prenatal vitamin if you haven't already been taking one then start now pick one that has at least 400 micrograms of folic acid in it and actually it's best if you can take your prenatal vitamin prior to getting pregnant because you want to make sure you have enough circulating folic acid in your system when the baby's developing those early days of pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects specifically spina bifida is the one that most people are familiar with but like I said if you weren't taking one prior to and you find out you're pregnant there's no better time to start taking one than now and that will help ensure that your body has what it needs to grow a baby a stands for avoid alcohol there is no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy and this includes beer or hard liquors the alcohol that a mother consumes can pass through the placenta and it can cause a spectrum of disorders for the baby from physical deformities to cognitive impairments later in life so again there is no safe amount of alcohol in pregnancy the essence step stands for schedule your first prenatal appointment and this should be scheduled before 13 weeks gestation so as soon as you find out you're pregnant you can call and make your appointment and you're usually seen between eight and twelve weeks but for sure it should happen by thirteen weeks and you can plan on about thirteen appointments throughout the pregnancy or more if your circumstances warranted prenatal care is very important to make sure that you and the baby are as healthy as possible the t instep stands for think twice about medications this includes over-the-counter medications prescriptions that you were taken when you that you were taking when you found out you were pregnant as well as herbal supplements when you have your first prenatal appointment your doctor asks you what you've been taking be honest about everything you've been taking and using so that they can determine if it's safe during pregnancy or not if there's something that you need to be on that isn't so during pregnancy they can look for alternatives that have less risks or side-effects and prescribe that instead the ii-in take a step stands for exercise and if you've already been exercising before conceiving you can usually continue with those routines after getting pregnant a few minor modifications might need to be made like around 20 weeks gestation your doctor will tell you to start sleeping on your side and so this will also mean that you shouldn't be doing any exercise routines that put you flat on your back if you weren't exercising prior to conception then this is a great time to start the goal is to shoot for 30 minutes of moderately intense cardiovascular exercise on most days of the week but that's not going to happen overnight you'll slowly work your way up to that so just start by walking for 10 to 15 minutes each day slowly work your way up to a half hour and then increase the intensity of your workout slowly so that that's ultimately what you're doing is 30 minutes of moderately intense cardiovascular exercise if at any point you start to cramp or bleed then stop and call your doctor and get instructions from them and exercise can and should be continued throughout the pregnancy unless your doctor tells you that your circumstances weren't bed rest or not exercising the pee and take a step stands for pick a provider and this can actually be pretty difficult especially if it's your first baby or you just recently moved from somewhere else and you don't know the doctors in your area I suggest starting with your insurance company call them and get a list of providers in your area that deliver babies and then you can shorten that list by finding out who's closest to your home talking to friends and family and getting some information by word-of-mouth and you can even visit a few offices and make sure you like the location you like the staff but if you actually want to meet a provider you'll have to make an appointment with them because it takes a slot out of their day so just to quickly recap if you just found out you're pregnant start by taking a step take your prenatal vitamin avoid alcohol schedule your first prenatal appointment think twice about all medications exercise and pick your provider if you have more questions in the future for me feel free to ask them on our intermountain mom's Facebook and Instagram pages and commend us to your friends and family too

4 Replies to “What To Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant – "Take A STEP"”

  1. Hi. I give birth 2 weeks a go natural birth. Baby no 7 and unfortunately I got cervical tear. Kindly explained for me?

  2. Hi. I need advice. Me and my husband did it last month then i had my period for 3days. But now i am delay? Is there still a posibility that i am pregnant?

  3. Please tell me. ..what about having twins in second pregnancy under 2 years of c section? Please upload a video about information.

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