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What To Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant- First Trimester Things To Do


So, your pink lines have been checked and you’re now probably filled with mixed emotions. You do know that motherhood is not going to be at all easy, but what now? What to do when you find out you’re pregnant?!


No worries, to help you today, here’s the ULTIMATE list of to-do first-trimester things once you get you to know that you are pregnant.


Consult A Doctor


If you already know a gynecologist or a midwife whom you can trust, you’re all set. If not, you have got some real job. Talk out with your friends or relatives if they know some really trustworthy. If not, get in touch with your regular physician or a healthcare provider and ask them if they could recommend someone. For more extensive research you can check online.


Consult About The Medicines


During pregnancy, there are many medicines that aren’t safe for expectant women. Talk out with your doctor if you do take some medicines on a daily or regular basis and ask if they are at all safe. Your doctor can recommend taking folic acid supplements along with other prenatal vitamins.


You should also speak out about any doubts you have regarding your health. Ask them what is safe and what is not. And what immediate steps you should take if some kind of abnormalities occurs during your first trimester.


Cut Down Your Caffeine Intake


A cup of coffee is ok during pregnancy. But don’t go overboard. Your caffeine intake per day should be limited to 200 mg. Increasing it can risk higher chances of miscarriage.


Remember the 200mg includes limiting to the entire caffeine zone, and not just coffee, which includes chocolates, colas, teas and energy drinks.


Know What To Eat And What Not To


With the first trimester, you will in all probability suffer from nausea, morning sickness and extreme exhaustion. As a result, you might not be able to eat anything. But you need to!


Here’s a list of foods that are extremely important during your first trimester


  • Iron-rich foods like meat, beans, poultry, seafood and lots of greens.
  • Folic acid-rich foods like your prenatal vitamin, green vegetables especially the leafy ones, beans and citrus fruits.
  • Calcium-rich foods like milk or its products like yogurt and cheese and dark green leafy vegetables like kale and spinach.
  • Foods like meat, seafood, fortified bread and poultry that are replete with Vitamin B12.
  • Foods that are rich in Omega 3 fats such as flax seeds, fatty fishes, chia seeds, walnuts and fortified foods.


And here’s another list of foods that you shouldn’t at all have


  • Alcohol
  • Under cooked fish or raw fish
  • Fishes rich in mercury like tuna, swordfish, king mackerel and shark,
  • Processed, raw or under cooked meat
  • Raw eggs
  • Organ meat
  • Raw sprouts
  • Caffeine
  • Unwashed fruits and vegetables
  • Unpasteurized milk or milk products and unpasteurized fruit juices
  • Processed foods and junk foods


Ensure Your Chores Are Pregnancy Safe


While knowing about what to do when you find out you’re pregnant, don’t think it’s only about the foods. Did you know 70% of miscarriages happen during the first trimester?!


So, make sure your daily chores within the house and at your work are totally pregnancy safe. Avoid chores that include moving or lifting heavy objects. Steer clear of harmful chemicals that are easily present in insect sprays and cleaning products. Keep off painting your house and yourself from painting fumes. Also, keep off with refinishing the furniture as of now.


Exercise and Yoga


The first trimester often includes a whole lot of stress and exhaustion due to morning sickness and nausea. At this stage, yoga and exercise come to aid. Prenatal yoga helps you relax and calm down yourself. As far as exercise is concerned, you can easily include generous walking, swimming and Pilates in your daily routine. As long as you are totally comfortable.


Sleep Early


The first trimester includes more stress and more exhaustion. Try getting some sleep more than ever, even if that means getting in bed earlier than your regular schedule. Make sure not to skip it!


What to do when you find out you’re pregnant? Well, just follow these tips on your first trimester and most importantly stay calm and confident. You got this!