After all, this is the person who will guide you through your entire pregnancy, labor, and delivery, along with the millions of questions, tests, and emotional ups and downs along the way.If you don't currently have an ob-gyn you love, ask friends, family, and coworkers for recommendations or research practices until you find someone you feel comfortable with.And, hey, your choices are not limited to regular obstetricians.
Don't be surprised if your doctor doesn't schedule an appointment to see you until your 8- to 12-week mark.
Many healthcare practices have potential mommies-to-be come in for a blood test with a nurse first to confirm pregnancy and then wait until you're far enough along to better estimate your due date through an ultrasound test.
No matter how you're feeling, remember that getting enough sleep is a sure mood-booster.
Eight hours or so of shut-eye can make a world of difference.
Over the next nine months you can expect a lot of changes in your body and your life.
Here, we help you to navigate those new feelings and to ensure you don't miss any important pregnancy tips along the way from week one to delivery.
Speak with your doctor about adding a prenatal multivitamin to your morning routine.
At least 400 micrograms of folic acid every day can help prevent certain birth defects that affect your baby's brain, heart, and spinal cord, especially if you take it before you conceive and in the early weeks of your pregnancy.
See that your supplements contain added goodies like calcium, iron, and Vitamin B12 as well.
Right now, you're just dying to find out: Am I pregnant or not?
Unfortunately, you'll need to stick it out a bit longer.