saw the little pink plus sign …
the home pregnancy kit was positive! Or,
maybe you’re experiencing those
possible symptoms of pregnancy, like a
missed period, morning sickness, sore
and swollen breasts, fatigue, food cravings
and the constant urge to urinate. What
do you do now? In order to make sure that
you really are pregnant—and any
of your symptoms are not associated with
another health condition—you should
arrange for your first prenatal check-up.
You can visit your regular family practitioner,
your ob-gyn or midwife for a pregnancy
test. If you haven’t already had
a pre-conception check-up, now is the
time to talk to your doctor about your
medical history, pre-existing health conditions,
medications and more.
As soon as
you see that pink sign, miss a period or feel your first bout of
unexplained nausea … start acting like you’re
pregnant. And that means taking a prenatal vitamin with folic
abstaining from drinking alcohol and quitting smoking. Check out
this information for more on the guidelines for pregnant mothers.
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