Happy birthday to new moms!
We’re happy to welcome you to the new year!
This is a very special moment, and we’re sure you’ll love your new baby.
And we’re here to help you celebrate the day with the best of intentions.
Here are a few things to look out for as you celebrate.
Here’s what you need to know.
Don’t rush your decision.
New moms are going through a bit of a transition, so they don’t always know what they’re getting into.
Be honest with yourself and your baby.
You don’t want to make a big decision and then have to take some time off to deal with the emotions.
But if you’re still unsure, ask a friend, family member or loved one for help.
If they know you, they’ll be able to tell you exactly what’s going on. 2.
Don`t be a tease.
Don´t be so hard on yourself.
When you feel anxious about making your decision, think of other options.
It`ll help you stay focused on the decision, said Dr. David DeMoss, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
“Don`t make a decision based on fear,” he said.
“If you do decide, be patient and calm down.
You can come back in a couple of weeks, and then you can make the decision that`s right for you.”
Keep in mind that pregnancy is the end of your period.
You need to be sure you don’t accidentally lose your period during the day, said DeMox.
“Your period is just a reminder that you`re pregnant.
Don�t worry about your period, just be sure it’s not too heavy.
Don��t worry that you have a fever.
It will just be another sign that you are pregnant.”
Get an ultrasound.
There are a lot of options available to you during the pregnancy process, including ultrasounds.
You should get one if you can.
You might want to have a physical examination to see if you have any health issues, such as an enlarged uterus or enlarged cervix, or if you are more sensitive to pain.
Check your blood pressure.
It’s important to monitor your blood sugar levels, said Risa Z. Fessler, a registered nurse at the University of Washington Health Center in Seattle.
She recommends that you get a blood pressure test to get an accurate reading.
Foliage tests may be done at the hospital.
Make a list of all your medications.
Ask your doctor to tell your doctor what medications you need.
Know your family history.
Ask how your parents and siblings have been treated.
You want to avoid any problems in your relationship, said Fessler.
If you have been in an abusive relationship, it may make you more susceptible to pregnancy-related issues.
Consider the timing of your appointment.
You may want to postpone a prenatal appointment, said Z.
You also want to consider scheduling your ultrasound appointment as soon as possible to minimize your chances of pregnancy.
Talk to a doctor.
There`s no one-size-fits-all approach to planning a pregnancy, said V.D. Cernan, an OB-GYN at the Mayo Clinic Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
“You need to do a little research to figure out what is best for you,” he explained.
For example, you may want a blood test to check if you�re pregnant before you go through with your plan.
Another approach might be to have an ultrasound and have a doctor perform the test to determine if you`ve had the implantation of the embryo.
You could also schedule an appointment with your OB-gyn before your planned appointment.
Consider a different doctor if you don�t have an appointment.
If your doctor is not familiar with your history, you might want a different physician to perform the ultrasound, Fessler said.
You probably won�t want to be treated by the same doctor for a long time.
C.S. Mottram, a professor of obstetrics and gynis at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., said the best time to discuss a plan is before you even make a prenatal decision.
“In that moment, you need time to think about what is going on, what is your options, and whether it is the right decision for you and your family,” he told Medscape Medical News.
“So the best approach is to sit down and discuss it with your doctor, and if you want to do it early in the pregnancy, go to that doctor first.”
Take the right steps to ensure you don`t hurt your baby, especially during the delivery.
If the doctor suggests an epidural, you can ask for it.
But don`s take it too far, said Cernas.
If he recommends an anesthetic,