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What advice would you give to newly pregnant moms?

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Asked by jat82 at 1:16 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Do yourself a favor - IGNORE THE EXPERTS! There is no such thing as a text book pregnancy. Follow your instincts and let nature do what it does best.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:18 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • eat healthy and try to quit bad habits (drinking pop, smoking, etc.) also make sure to stay away from cat boxes (can cause a miscarrage) and also hazardious chemicals

    Answer by nandy90 at 1:23 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Like Sabrina said, ignore the "experts." Read as much as you can, not only from pregnancy books like the What to Expect books, but also things about natural childbirth. Don't listen to all the horror stories.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 11:47 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Don't feel guilty because your tired, upset, sick, don't feel like doing certain things. That is part of being pregnant, guilt is not. Enjoy your pregnancy and educate yourself about it. Good luck.

    Answer by takeadeepbreath at 11:50 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Take some time for you! If this is your first child your life as you know it is about the change drastically and forever! Also, prepare as much as you can, buying everything you need and/or want for the baby and yourself afterward. Try not to stress to much about everything that can and will happen, you will drive yourself crazy with all the what ifs!

    Answer by ILoveCade at 11:50 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Educate yourself. Don't read garbage books like The Girlfriend's Guide or What to Expect. Pick up books like Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. If you really want to breastfeed, take a class led by a lactation consultant with the letters IBCLC after her/his name. Get a midwife.

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 11:53 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • There's lots of good advice to give. I think the one that never gets mentioned.....

    Pregnancy is NOT a reason to eat anything you want and pig out. Please. I don't get it, people would always tell me "oh you're pregnant, you can eat that" concerning an extra piece of cake, 3rd helpings, etc... Actually, no I shouln't ....and if you're having strong cravings you're probably deficient in something. More than likely Selenium.

    Answer by thelowlander at 11:53 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Listen to your body, if your tired then rest or slow down if you're over doing it. If you are given advice by doctors etc that you aren't happy with then educate yourself and question them. Plan ahead and get organised as baby will be here before you know it! If people offer to help you with stuff like maybe doing chores or running errands then let them and take the opportunity to rest.

    Answer by MeAndLo at 6:04 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

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