I'm pregnant! Now what?

You find out you’re pregnant, now what?? If you're in the early stages of pregnancy, it's important to focus on self-care and forming healthy habits. Try these tips to navigate this amazing journey:

1. Start prenatal vitamins -Prenatal vitamins include 400mcg of folic acid. Try to find a prenatal vitamin that has Vitamin D, Choline and DHA. Vitamin D and DHA can be taken separately.

2. Nourish your body: Eat a balanced diet filled with fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains.

3. Hydrate: Keep yourself well-hydrated to support your body and growing baby. 2 liters of water is recommended in pregnancy

4. Rest up: Your body is doing incredible work, so make sure to get plenty of rest and practice good sleep habits.

5. Gentle exercise: Stay active, low-impact activities like walking, elliptical, prenatal yoga or Pilates, as well as swimming.

6. Connect with your healthcare provider: Schedule your first prenatal appointment, and don't hesitate to ask questions and share any concerns. We typically see you around 8 weeks for your pregnancy. If you take any specific medications, If you have spotting or nausea, come in earlier!

7. Embrace self-care: Take time for relaxation and enjoy activities that reduce stress.

Remember, every pregnancy is unique, so it's okay to seek support and guidance. Here's to a healthy and happy pregnancy journey!

Author
Dr. Mia Mowzoon, MD Dr. Mia Mowzoon is an OB/GYN at North Scottsdale Women's Health. She practices obstetrics and delivers her patients at Honor Health Shea. Known as "Dr Mia" to her patients, she is focused on creating the best possible birthing experience for new mothers. She also specializes in the most up-to-date, minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Mia Mowzoon was born and raised in the valley, and is a true Scottsdale native. When she’s not delivering babies, she enjoys spin classes, hot yoga, hiking, cooking and trying new restaurants.

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