Yey your baby is on its way and it’s time to start thinking about all the things you’re going to need to do for when your little one makes its arrival. You can start to feel overloaded with the tasks ahead quite quickly, often forgetting to take time to relax and enjoy what is to come. These tips on how to approach the first trimester of your pregnancy will hopefully leave you feeling happy and ready to face the world of motherhood.
Take care of yourself | As well as taking care of your baby while it’s developing in the womb, it’s important to take care of yourself. Ultimately no one matters more right now than you and your baby, and as they’re relying on you, now is the perfect time to start focusing on you. Listen to your body, physically and emotionally and asses what it needs. Relax, and enjoy the very exciting time ahead.
Think about your support network | You truly find out who cares when you’re expecting and it’s important to know who these people are. No one can do this alone and although you may have the full support from your partner, it’s nice to have others around you for different kinds of support.
Asses your home | Now, it’s hardly the time to think about major changes like a hectic move, but with a baby on the way it’s important to asses your living arrangements. Will there be room for one more in your home? Do you need to consider a renovation or extension to make it more liveable for your growing family.
Consider your commitments | The first trimester can really take its toll, with many women feeling exhausted the majority of the day. This is why you need to think about the commitments you have and decide whether or not they are worth continuing throughout your pregnancy. Think about slowing down and taking time out to relax and most importantly enjoy your pregnancy.
Read books | This is the perfect time to sit down and read up on all the things you want to know about motherhood before your baby actually arrives. It will be much easier to do this now then when you have a crying baby in your arms that requires much more of your attention than a book.
Sign up to forums | Talking to other mums or mums-to-be is a great way of discussing things that may be troubling you or you want to ask their advice on. No one truly knows what you’re going through other than the people who are also experiencing the same as you.
Update your phonebook | Make sure your phone is up-to-date with all the emergency contacts you’re going to need during your pregnancy. It’s even handy to write them down too and keep them with you in your purse, in case you ever lose your phone.