Being expectant can be both exciting and overwhelming especially if you are a first-time parent. There are so many things you need to know all at once and this can be an overwhelming experience. Below are some of the quick tips that you can use to breeze through this period.
While trips to the obstetrician are quite important and compulsory, one quick trip that you need to also make during your pregnancy is to the dentist. When you are expectant, it is important to visit a dentist at least once. There are changing levels of hormones when you are pregnant and this can easily cause you to have bacterial infections in the gums which can cause you to have premature delivery if the bacteria gets into the blood stream.
A common misconception when one is expectant is that they are meant to eat a lot which can be rather misleading and untrue especially during your first few months of pregnancy. In most cases, you only need a boost of 300 calories which is not a lot since eating to much can cause you to be overweight and this can easily cause problems for you during childbirth. When you eat healthy snacks throughout the day, you curb your hunger pangs and you load your body with healthy nutrients.
It is important that when you are five months pregnant, that you put together a team that will be helpful for you when taking care of the baby. Some of the crucial people you will need are a baby nurse, lactation consultant and a pediatrician. One of the ways you can get a great team is through recommendation from family and friends as well as on various online communities.
One thing that you should also remember to buy during this period is thin loose light-colored clothing that can shield the sun without blocking the breeze for your baby when you go outdoors. Most doctors agree that new born babies should not be exposed to the harmful rays of the sun. consult your doctor to find out if you can go ahead and use sunscreen but also remember to buy shaded hats and umbrellas can also come in handy during this time and it is prudent to buy them early on to avoid the last-minute rush.
Pre moistened wipes are also not he best for new born babies although most people tend to use them. Some of those wipes could contain chemicals that could irritate the skin of your baby. The ideal thing to use would be cotton balls soaked in water which are given in most hospitals and when the baby is older then, you can go ahead and use the wipes and make sure that they are free from any scent and any alcohol so that they do not affect the skin of the baby.