Nurse's Diary's Pregnancy Preparation

More than three years ago, I can vividly recall the moment when I saw two lines from my pregnancy kit. I was quite skeptical at first because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. At that moment I knew that I was blessed. But it didn’t spare me from having a mixture of emotions from exhilaration to anxiety. Sometimes I can be bipolar but I didn’t know that it could be worse as the day goes by.

When I announced the new stage I was going through to my family, it was a mixture of should I say unsolicited comments and advices. Some I could say are healthy but the rest are plainly trying to give me a heart attack. Why? Well instead of me having a worry free pregnancy, it gave me a lot of anxiety to say the least.

Here are some of my few pointers for first time moms: 
  • Visit a trusted OB Gyne for monthly check ups. When I say trusted, it should be a physician you are comfortable with. Make sure you that your chosen OB will always be available to answer your questions.
  • If in doubt ask your OB. You will hear tons of myths from family, relatives and friends that will drive you nuts. The best person who can answer this is no other than your OB. Again make sure your OB is approachable.
  • Ensure a balanced diet. You should ensure that you are eating proper amount of each food. I admit that sometimes I do cheat on my food and eat unhealthy ones but I make sure I set my limits.
  • Take medicines accordingly. Prescribed medicines should be taken in order for both the parent and the baby to be properly nourished.
  • Keep yourself educated. Read books on pregnancy and explore options on how you want to give birth.
  • Get enough rest and exercise. Rest and exercise is very important to pregnant mothers. It also promotes fast recovery to pre-pregnant body after giving birth. But make sure activities that are tolerated and per doctors advise. Make sure also that you are well hydrated.
  • Stay positive. Having a good outlook in life makes pregnancy worthwhile and creates a happy moment for both the parents as well as the baby. Connect with other pregnant women so you can share notes with them.


To know more how you should prepare for your pregnancy, you may attend the talk that will be rendered at the Baby and Family Expo event by The Medical City. See you all there!

To those who hasn’t registered yet, visit here.



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