The Ultimate First Trimester Cheat Sheet

The Ultimate First Trimester Cheat Sheet

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Getting pregnant is a big deal. But like any major life event, pregnancy carries its own share of stress. And if this is your first pregnancy, you might be wondering what you exactly should be doing.

We got you covered you soon-to-be mama with this first trimester cheat sheet. Here are six key tips to keep you and your baby happy and healthy for these important three months:

Tip #1: Decide when to tell

When exactly you tell your family, friends and coworkers that you're pregnant is an important decision. Many women wait until the end of the first trimester after the risk of miscarriage decreases. Others will tell right away so their coworkers understand when they take time off work. Figure out what matters most to you and decide accordingly.

Tip #2: See an OB-GYN

If you don't have one, find one. Your OB will be your pregnancy Sherpa on your journey to that baby summit. You'll want to find one you feel both comfortable around and confident in. It's a tricky balance between someone you feel safe asking seemingly silly questions (is Jell-O safe when you're pregnant?) and someone you trust with your unborn child. But we promise, the right doctor for you does exist. Keep meeting with open ones until you find your favorite.

Tip #3: Schedule your visits

With visits recommended every three to four weeks along with a barrage of tests, you'll be spending a lot of time shuttling to and from appointments. It's a good idea to schedule these at your first visit so you can plan you work schedule accordingly.

Tip #4: Rethink your diet

There are a lot of rules when it comes to food and pregnancy. Suddenly, some of your favorite snacks may end up on the Do Not Touch list. Make a mental inventory of your eating habits and figure out how you can avoid the items you need to.

Tip #5: Take your vitamins

Prenatal vitamins are critical during your pregnancy. The main goal is to give your body and your baby a necessary dose of folic acid, iron and calcium. Taking a prenatal vitamni can prevent all sorts of complications including spinal bifida.

Tip #6: Download the Amwell app

There are lots of great pregnancy apps out there but we're pretty proud of our own app. With doctors available 24 hours a day, you can keep your mind at ease even when your OB-GYN is out of the office.

Now is the time to try telemedicine!

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