When you are pregnant, there are a million questions raging in your mind. You are paranoid and doubt every single thing that happens to you and inside you. though this is perfectly normal and every mother to be goes through this phase, one can reduce their stress and anxiety during pregnancy by following these tips:
Follow a healthy diet. This is crucial to not only avoid gaining too much weight that may be difficult to lose after the delivery but what you eat is what reaches the baby. Hence ensure your diet consists of food rich in various nutrients, iron, magnesium, etc. These are important for the development of the fetus
Check with your doctor and learn about the weight gain process. Every pregnant woman gains weight in addition to the baby’s weight. This is perfectly normal and one must accept this. The doctor will let you know what the safe weight gain range is, on a monthly basis, and as long as you are within this range, there is nothing to worry about. If you gain a few extra pounds, check with the doctor rather than going on some diet.
Once the baby is big enough to touch the sides of the sac, you will start feeling the movements inside you. Take not of the pattern and learn about the baby. Lean when your baby likes to move, when it is asleep, etc. apart from the time, the food you eat and the emotions you experience can have an impact on the baby’s movements. Watch out for all this. This way, you will not worry yourself too much when there is less movement.
As an expecting mother, one undergoes a lot of changes. One can even get a darker complexion, develop skin allergies, etc. If needed, keep a journal and record all the changes you experience, to get it clarified by the doctor on your next visit. There is no need to rush to your doctor unless something drastic happens.