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The Journey Begins

Congratulations!

 

You may have just taken a home pregnancy test which shows………………

Positive for Pregnancy!!!

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This is the most exciting time of your life as you begin one of the most Amazing Adventures of your life. This may be your 1st pregnancy or even your 5th— each pregnancy is special, unique and miraculous.

 

Get ready to embark on a journey that will literally leave you breathless at times, prove that you are stronger than you ever thought and wiser than you imagined. Get ready to expect the unexpected and be prepared to feel joy unmeasurable as you reach your destination of

 

                                     Motherhood

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With the positive pregnancy test you may experience many emotions:

  • Happy

  • Confused

  • Anxious

  • Excited

  • Nervous

  • Fear

  • Relief

  • Joy

     

Every emotion you are feeling is normal: This is a new experience at this time in your life- embrace the journey.

 

As you enter into the 1st trimester of pregnancy, defined by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) this trimester will last 0-13 weeks; remember this part of the journey may not be easy. Your body is working hard to create your very own little human; and it will be worth it. 

I call the 1st trimester “Climbing the Hill”, as this trimester is an uphill climb to the 2nd trimester. The 1st trimester is filled with new symptoms, aches and discomforts as your body adjusts to pregnancy. It is also filled with the wonder of your capability to grow life.  Pretty Amazing, right?

 

My 3 Main tips for this stage of pregnancy: Newly Pregnant

  1. Enjoy and Reflect on the miracle your body is creating

  2. Start taking a daily Prenatal Vitamin

  3. Schedule your first doctor’s visit with your Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/Gyn). This appointment usually is scheduled between 8-10 weeks

     

On the next post we will talk more about the 1st Prenatal Visit and what to expect and prepare for.

 

Thank you everyone so much for stopping by. Please leave your thoughts, comments and questions.

 

Talk to you soon  Welcome to your Amazing Adventure of Pregnancy; I’m excited to be on your journey with you.

                                                  Healthy Mom/Healthy Baby

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(Article Source: ACOG No:611 10/2014)

 

 

Mary E., RN,BSN, MSN

Wife/Mother/Nurse/Champion of All Pregnant Women

contact: theamazingadventuresopregnancy@yahoo.com

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