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5 Things To Do When You Find Out You're Pregnant
Lets talk baby, and get excited!
Pregnancy is usually an exiting time in a couples life. Thinking about decorating a nursery, and teaching your own child to ride a bike. It is exiting but pregnancy can also be a stressful time in a woman's life. Should you breast feed? Should you find out the gender? What is the best bottles?
Once a woman finds out that she is pregnant. She should celebrate. No, not with champagne! With a nice healthy dinner and her spouse. That is not all!
Do not just say I am going to breastfeed or I am not going to breastfeed. Research. Write the pros and cons with breastfeeding. Pro you don't have bottle to clean. Con you will be the only one feeding baby for a little while; unless you choose to do both. Find a breastfeeding consultant that is close to you. If you use a WIC program you will have one free of charge. A breastfeeding consultant is great to have around to answer any questions and to have help when the baby comes. Some consultants even come to your hospital or home if you ask them to.
Research Baby Formula
Even if you are considering to breastfeed it is a good idea to know what brand you would use. In case you need to supplement or in case you cannot breastfeed you are ahead of the program. Hospitals have their own formula brands so it is important to let the know if you do not want that brand.
Research Pumps and Bottles
Overwhelming yet? Pumps and bottles are important. A cheap pump may not work as well as you would like it to, and if you get an expensive one and your body doesn't respond to it the way it should can be stressful. Read reviews and what other people are choosing. If you are in the WIC program they sometimes supply them for free.
Not all babies like the same bottles so start with one and go from their. Look around and see which ones are getting the best reviews. If you are breastfeeding choose a bottle that is most like mom. If you are not breastfeeding your baby will probably not be as picky as one who is being breastfed.
Join a Birth Club
When you need a good laugh or just need to see others are going through the same things you are; cravings, morning sickness, mood swings. Birth clubs can and will most likely help. Pregnant girls want to share their weight problems and vent. A great place to do this! No one knows who you are so there is no he said she said.
Start a Registry
So you haven't told anyone because you are waiting until the 12 week mark, your disgustingly sick, you want a sundae with pickles and you just want to do something fun. Face it the first trimester is horrid and hard to get excited about anything at this point. So look around! Look at the little onesies and socks, dream about the crib your baby will lye in. You can always change your mind later so why not? Go online shopping when you are not feeling well. Then later go in stores and register. Its one way to be excited while you are sick.
Pregnancy is not always easy but it should be enjoyed as much as possible. There is ways to prepare for a new baby and there are ways to vent and get advice. No matter how many children one may have there is still research to be done. Especially if you get put on bed rest!