Monday, 22 May 2017

What No One Will Tell You While You Are Pregnant


Pregnancy is a great and wonderful gift from God. When pregnant, the only thing on your mind is your due date (40 weeks) and sometimes you secretly pray your baby comes once your pregnancy gets to 37 weeks.

You are overly excited. Putting your baby/hospital bag together is a thing of joy. Tiding your baby room, reading experiences from other moms etc. gets you over the moon.

However, if you are a first time mom, no one will tell you these things:
1) Breastfeeding: At first you won't be able to fully express milk to your baby the way you want and you may rely on baby milk for 3 to 4 days.

But while your baby feeds on baby milk, still feed him/her breastmilk. The more your baby sucks the more your breast milk flows.

2) Sleep: When doctors and nurses advise you to get enough sleep while pregnant they weren't joking. Aside from the fact that your baby and your body needing it, you will HARDLY get a 2 hours good sleep once your baby is born.
So get enough rest while you can.

3) Farting: When you are pregnant, you pass out gas as a result of hormonal changes but it can't be compared to the amount of gas you will be passing out after giving birth.

The main causes of excessive farting after giving birth are:

a) Your milk intake
b) Your Beans intake 
You can try reducing the intake of these two or better still, try talking with your doctor about it.

c) Soda/sugar intake...drink hot water instead

P.S: Sugar or sugary things are not good for a breastfeeding mom because it will affect your baby.

4) Baby stomach upset: Your baby will have stomach upset from time to time. This is as a result of his/her intestine trying to adjust to food. It however gets better with time.

5) Mosquitoes: Try as much as possible to protect yourself from mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are not friends with pregnant women and also so that it will avoid the chances of your baby having jaundice when he/she is born.

6) Baby shopping: I know that you are super excited to shop for your baby and wear your baby fancy clothes and match beautiful outfits on him/her but the truth is that your baby might not be needing all that till he is a few months old.

Shopping for overalls will be of great use because your baby will be wearing mainly overalls when he/she is both indoors and outdoors.

7) Baby weight: Many may want to discourage you that it takes forever for a new mom to lose her baby weight. Well it doesn't .I shared how I lost my baby weight 3 weeks after delivery here...I hope it helps you too.

8) Routine: Your routine will most definitely change. If before and during pregnancy you had for example 10 hours a day to yourself in terms of house chores, hair and makeup, shopping, cooking etc, after pregnancy, if you get 2 hours uninterrupted time for yourself, thank God. Lol

In everything you do, please do not let anything get you worked up. Just enjoy every moment and take one day at a time. If you cant get something done today, you surely will tomorrow. Be thankful and live in the moment because you have before you a priceless gift from God.

I hope the above information inspires you in one way or the other. If you have anything to add to the list above, please don't hesitate to share it/them with us in the comment section.

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