5 Common Early Pregnancy Questions Answered

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Question #1: Can I still exercise while pregnant?

Yes, you can still exercise while pregnant! It has a plethora of benefits for both you and your baby.

  • Reducing your risk of gestational diabetes
  • Lowering your risk of developing high blood pressure
  • Helping you cope with the aches and pains of pregnancy
  • Improving your mood and energy levels
  • Promoting better sleep
  • Preparing your body for labor and delivery

Remember to always consult with your doctor or trusted pregnancy expert before starting or continuing an exercise routine during this special time.

Question #2: How often should I get prenatal checkups?

Prenatal checkups are important appointments that you should not miss.

You need to see your doctor or midwife once a month for the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.

From week twenty-eight to week forty, you will need to go for checkups every two weeks.

After week forty, you will need to go for checkups every week until you give birth.

Question #3: How do I avoid pregnancy complications?

The anxiety of having a healthy pregnancy can be overwhelming for some women.

Some of the things that you can do to reduce your risk of complications include:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Getting enough rest
  • Avoiding stress
  • Visiting your doctor or midwife for regular checkups
  • Communicating with your partner

Pregnancy is a wonderful and amazing time. By taking care of yourself and following your healthcare professional’s advice, you can help reduce your risk of developing complications and give birth to a healthy baby.

 Question #4: When is my due date?

We get it, you are excited to meet your little one and you want to know when they will finally make their appearance. Most healthcare professionals will give you a due date that is 40 weeks from the first day of your last period.

However, it is important to keep in mind that this is just an estimate. Only about 5% of babies are actually born on their due date. Most are born within a week before or after.

 Question #5: What are the signs of labor?

As you get closer to your due date, you may start to experience some of the signs of labor.

Here are some of the signs that labor may be starting:

  • Contractions
  • Water breaking
  • Low back pain
  • Bloody show
  • Nesting instinct
  • Diarrhea and nausea

If you experience any of these, it is important to contact your healthcare professional or midwife right away. They will be able to give you specific instructions on what to do next and when you should come into the hospital or birthing center.