There is hardly anything so exciting as being pregnant, but the pregnancy period can also be filled with many doubts. These doubts often remain not cleared because most expectant mothers usually fail to get the right information at the right time and end up learning through experience. Because of this, they often regret and wish someone had told them some of the most important things about being pregnant. Here are some of the thing I wish someone had told me about being pregnant.
I always thought that being pregnant is just a delightful experience. I wish I knew that it would be difficult for my body to get accustomed to some feelings during the first three months of my pregnancy. During this time, nausea feeling affected my health. Doctors also say that the chance of miscarriage is very high at this time. And for that matter, you should take great care of your unborn baby during the first trimester.
Technology Changes Rapidly
Most expectant mothers consider that their first appointment for an ultrasound gives them a perfect opportunity to “see” their unborn baby and get assured that their baby is growing and developing well. But this may not be the case if you do not know that technology is changing very fast, and you have the option to choose either a 3D or 4D ultrasound scan of the baby.
Traditional ultrasound scans are very popular among expecting mothers, but they are no longer the best choice. These scans produce a 2-dimensional image of babies that are black and white, blurry, and focus on the internal structures of babies. If you go for the traditional ultrasound scans, you may also not see what your baby really looks like.
On the other hand, 3D and 4D will give a more detailed, more realistic and more lifelike look of your baby since they utilize special programming software. But these two advanced scans are not covered by Medicare of any health funds since they are widely considered to offer little medical value. For prenatal diagnostics, doctors still rely on a 2D ultrasound scan, and so if you want high-quality images, it is upon you to cater for the cost.
Clear Your Misconceptions
Many expectant mothers think that any pain is all about labor pain. You should expect to experience minor pain at any point during your pregnancy. Some problems that you will undergo including bloating enlarge your uterus and can cause some pain in your abdominal region. Some of them can feel pregnancy pain in their hips while others get sciatica.
A lot of Discharge
A lot of virginal discharge may make you feel wet around your legs, but that should not worry you. All that always happen as a result of the production of estrogens in large amounts and relaxation of the muscles around the cervix. Seek immediate medical attention if this discharge is quite stinky, thick, blood strained, or green.
Feeling Closer to Family
Many emotional changes take place in expectant mothers, and these changes make them get closer to their husbands and parents. They consider that their parents are best placed to understand them since they went through a similar process during their own time. Also, the sense of excitement in their parents and husbands make them feel blissful.
During the first and second three months, many expectant mothers undergo weird mood swings. Sometimes they feel like crying their hearts out even at the slightest provocation. At other times they are just afraid to act even if there is no danger.
Apparently, every pregnancy is different, and it is hard to compare your marriage to that of your friend. If you have any health concerns, discuss them with your doctor, but do not panic.