Most women find out they’re pregnant before morning sickness strikes, so we hope you take time to toast (a nonalcoholic beverage) to the amazing miracle you just created.
There’s nothing more incredible than going from just the two of you to a family. We’re so excited for you, and we hope you take the time to enjoy your partner and write down your feelings, memories and experiences. Think about capturing as many of your pregnancy reveals as you can—on video, if possible. Trust us: You’ll cherish them later.
It’s going down for real.
Tell your partner—in style.
Maybe you both watched as the pregnancy test revealed two little lines (AHH!), but if you need a fun way to reveal the news to your partner, we’re all. About. It.
What could possibly be cuter than a woman telling her man they’re going to have a baby?
We’re crushing all over these adorable viral videos and hope you find an inspired way to let your husband know he’s going to be a daddy. ?
Try not to worry.
The risk of miscarriage decreases with each week of pregnancy. Most miscarriages occur within the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.
Most miscarriages are believed to be caused by non-preventible genetic abnormalities in the fetus.
We know it can be so hard not to worry, so make sure you chat with your doctor about any specific concerns.
This is the beginning of the journey to motherhood. It’s not an easy road to walk, but it’s so worth it.
Brush up on those dietary rules.
Nix the alcohol for now (you can start chilling the champagne for your trip home from the hospital) and cut down on caffeine. Experts recommend consuming a max of 200 mg of caffeine (one 12-ounce cup of coffee) a day during pregnancy to play it safe.
Since pregnant women are at increased risks for foodborne illness, OB-GYNs say that we should cut out blue cheese for nine months, too. (You’re lucky we already love you, little one.)
- Unpasteurized milk and foods made with unpasteurized milk
- Hot dogs, lunch meats and cold cuts unless they are heated until steaming hot just before serving
- Refrigerated paté and meat spreads
- Refrigerated smoked seafood
- Raw and undercooked seafood, eggs and meat
Get yourself to an OB.
Visit your doctor as soon as you can in your early pregnancy.
Not only might you get an early sneak peek of your little one inside your womb, but seeing your doctor early in the trimester can help detect issues with hormone levels, underlying health issues or even nutritional deficiencies.
You’ll be visiting the doctor every month for the next two trimesters (and much more frequently after that), so make sure you’re heading to a doctor you trust.
You two are going to become verrrrry intimate very soon.
Keep up your fitness routine. ?♀️
Even light exercise during pregnancy can do wonders for your baby’s development, your weight gain, and even your labor and delivery.
Whatever physical activity feels right for you, go for it. Continuing to exercise at your usual activity level is okay. (As always, talk to your doctor.)
But after that...
Get R&R on repeat.
No, seriously. Rest as hard as you can right now.
Many women experience serious fatigue in the first trimester, and even if you’re not there yet, you have a big, incredible journey ahead of you.
Before you know it you might be coping with morning sickness or jumping up at night 50 times to pee—and just wait until rolling over in bed becomes an Olympic sport. ?
You have our blessing to enjoy all the fluffy pillows and celebrity magazines and reality TV shows you can possibly handle.
Try watching our list of amazing movies for new mamas, or invoking the “But I’m pregnant!” line at home (even better if it gets you out of doing the dishes).
You’re growing a human now, and that’s something worth being pampered over.