I must say I have been feeling much better these past few days. I have a bit more energy so I try to do as much work as I can. I had been neglecting it and husband has just been awesome. He hasn’t been nagging me about living in a dump (covers face) so I’m glad I’ve been able to bounce back and sort-of restore order in this house.
I remember being so exhausted before finding out I was pregnant with my first child and I just could not figure out what was wrong with me. I got so desperate to get through the day that I bought a caffeinated energy drink and boy, did it give me wings, LOL. BUT it also made me horribly sick afterwards and I vowed never again!!! At least I knew the signs this time so as soon as I started feeling a bit off I wasn’t as confused.
Baby is now the size of a blueberry and is growing rapidly although still looking like a tadpole with a tail. The neural tube which will later be the spinal cord is forming so taking folic supplements is very important to reduce the risk of neural tube defects.
I’m due for my for my first antenatal visit next week and in order for me to get the most out of it, I’m writing down notes and questions I’d like to ask so I don’t forget anything when I go. For example, I’d like them to check if I’ve healed enough from my first c-section. Who to call if I have questions? What is considered as an emergency and what to do in those situations?
Your questions may be generalized but you will also have specific ones for example if you’re suffering from severe morning sickness or if your job involves lots of traveling, physically straining activities, contact with dangerous chemicals or perhaps you work in an infectious diseases ward. You’ll need to ask how best you can adjust your daily routine for the best possible pregnancy.
Tip of the week: stay away from caffeine and carbonated drinks. Also, jot down your questions for your antenatal visits and remember to drink your supplements!
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