Managing Early Pregnancy

Written by Pliro
Dec 24, 2018 Last updated: Dec 24, 2018

Pregnancy and the days leading to the expected time of delivery are both very sensitive times. For those women who have been expecting for the first time, have no idea how to carry and take care of the fetus. Initially, the idea is to get a lot of rest, take care of the diet plan and follow the instructions of a proper Gynecologist.

Recognizing Early Signs

For those who have early pregnancy symptoms, it is very difficult and somewhat common for them to not initially realize that they have conceived. To find out, one should be vigilant enough to look for the following changes in their usual daily routine:

  1. Slight fatigue or dullness in the daily active routine
  2. Sometimes nausea without any puking which makes it difficult to have an urge to eat
  3. Food aversions or cravings for specific food that were not present usually
  4. Headaches
  5. Abrupt mood swings and anxiety attacks on little/small matters
  6. There is a frequent urge to pee
  7. Elevated basal temperature

What to do?

It is alright to feel that way as expecting a baby is as thrilling, worrisome and exciting as it should be. During the early stages, the body progesterone levels increase, in turn increasing tiredness and excitement or averseness of behavior in some women and otherwise in the other. Every single pregnancy is different. It is better to consult a gynecologist from the start of the first appearance of signs of pregnancy.

To have a safe and reliable pregnancy, one should first:

  1. Get a simple pregnancy done to be sure of the expectancy. This can be done by pregnancy test strips and by having a blood sample test done initialized by your doctor.
  2. Once the test comes out true, a proper diet plan, with indication of how to go by your daily routine should be consulted with.
  3. Rest and less stressful tasks should be a priority.
  4. As the fetus is in development of organs in the first trimester, it is easier for other family members to take care of the pregnant women in the house so that, the chances of miscarriage or losing the pregnancy in early stages become scarce.
  5. The fetus is very sensitive to abrupt movement of the mother. This is why, it is advised to keep slow pace, no stairs climbing and no jerky movements to the body of the mother.

Taking Care

Family members can take over the responsibility of taking care of the mother with low stress, low workload and possibly better bed rest with a healthy diet. Some of the things that the pregnant women should be doing as precaution are:

  1. Avoid specific proteins like raw eggs, and high fat diet like goat cheese and creamy products.
  2. Avoid foods that may have an impact over the miscarriage risks like unripe papaya, which is a rich source of latex and papain.
  3. Take in food that is naturally nutritious like bananas, oranges, guavas, etc.
  4. Do not take high sugar or high salt diet. The early days of pregnancy can cause pregnancy diabetes or Toxemia in pregnant women that later on become diabetes and high BP issue.
  5. Keep taking good amounts of drinking water. This keeps the body hydrated and away from toxin manipulation.
  6. Take breaks from work and rest in the first trimester. Having a healthy first three months is very important for the growth and sustainability of the fetus.
  7. Take daily folic acid dose as prescribed by your doctor.
  8. Quit any kinds of drug habits you have including even light smoking.
  9. Do not take medications even for slight headache without the proper instructions of your Gynecologist.
  10. Cut down on caffeine contents.
  11. Take daily dose of fresh milk in small quantities.
  12. Do not take raw or undercooked meat as it may have bacteria still not killed and waiting to attack the body.

To have a normal pregnancy time, keep following your doctor’s instructions and read through online health blogs and health articles.