The first thing to do when you come to know about your pregnancy is to confirm it. Keep in mind that there are some pitfalls regarding the home pregnancy tests; the urine hCG test commonly used is sensitive to up to 75% to 91%. That means that sometimes your positive result can be a false positive and vice versa. So, it’s better to double-check your pregnancy test along with your last menstrual period. Fatal development begins in the third week after the last menstrual period.
Poor nutrition in pregnant women may lead to the delivery of low birth weight babies. Improving the nutritional status and maternal weight can have a great positive effect on the birth outcome. A weight gain of around 11 to 16 kg is considered good during pregnancy for a mother to be. You should consume an additional amount of nutritious food to achieve weight gain.
Folic acid is an important vitamin supplement that is recommended for mothers to be. One of the important pregnancy care tips is to use folic acid, as early as 3 months prior to planning pregnancy and up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. The recommended dose of folic acid is 400 micrograms per day. The consumption of folic acid has been shown to reduce the occurrence of birth defects of your baby’s brain, spine or spinal cord.
Everybody becomes anxious when they got to know that they are pregnant. Normal emotional changes occurring during pregnancy may become exaggerated and become a problem for mother and baby, especially during the early pregnancy stage. Women with previous severe mental health problems are at high risk of a mood-swings during their pregnancy.
Regular pregnancy check-ups
Every pregnant womens should have regular checkups with the Gynecologist. If the preganancy is high risk than your gynecologist may advice frequent checkups.
Take Iron and Calcium preparations daily
Iron and calcium is very important for both mother and baby. It should be started from after the third month of preganancy.
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