The obligations of a future mom


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Are you pregnant and enjoy the special treatment of those around you who do not get tired of getting sick? Yet pregnant women also have obligations! Read what these are during the 3 trimesters of pregnancy.


First Trimester (1st - 13th Week)

Your body, by taking the message that it is pregnant, begins to prepare to meet your baby's growing needs. In addition, you experience your first emotional changes and fluctuations. Your pregnancy, however, is difficult to distinguish physically. 

What to do:

  • Schedule a visit for the first prenatal check.
  • Ask your doctor for the first instructions on nutrition, medicines, vitamin supplements you may need to take and your sexual activity.
  • Equip your kitchen with healthy and nutritious snacks and food. Chips, sappers and family ice creams should be in the sidelines. "
  • Did you ever drink water any time you remember it? It's time  to drink more! Particularly during the summer months it is important to greatly increase the consumption of fluids.
  • Check with your doctor about where to go to register for childbirth classes.
  • Consider your choices and permissions for work, birth and postpartum leave. Build your family budget and check your finances. Do you have security for example? If so, what expenses do you cover during pregnancy and childbirth?
  • Decide how (caesarean, etc.) and where to give birth.
  • Find time for lunch and try to sleep early in the evening.
  • Take care of your diet. First-trimester fatigue usually gets worse due to lack of iron, protein or just calories. Check your diet and resist the temptations. Sweets give energy to the body, but temporarily, leaving you more tired than before.


Second Quarter (14th - 26th Week)

You have finally been rid of nautical, your body has adapted to the new situation and you are facing everyday life with mood and good mood. The little ones' skins indicate for the first time his presence in your body but above all in your life. And you will be more active. Your pregnancy becomes evident.

What to do:

  • Announce the pleasant news of your pregnancy to your family and friends.
  • Communicate to your employer and colleagues the news. It is advisable to be informed about the typical issues. For example, no employer can refuse to be hired on the grounds that you are pregnant. It can also not dismiss you during your pregnancy and for one year after giving birth or for longer if you get sick and get sick and your illness is due to pregnancy or childbirth. However, the employer is entitled to dismiss you if there is a good reason, such as closure of a business, disciplinary misconduct or inadequate and reduced fulfillment of your duties. But it does not have the right to dismiss you because your performance at work has dropped because of your pregnancy. 
  • Decide if you want to know your baby's sex during ultrasound or some other prenatal test? Write the baby's dowry list, what to buy or-why not? - and borrow.
  • Think about whether you want a midwife to watch you during your nine months of waiting but also to be present throughout the birth. Treat yourself and refresh your wardrobe !


Third trimester (27th - 40th week)

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You are measuring the last few weeks or even days until your baby's birthday. In the meantime, your body prepares you properly to help your baby at his great outing.

What to do:

  • Buy your baby's basic dowry (furniture, clothes, etc.). Avoid anything unnecessary and do not refuse to offer relatives. The "heavy artillery" of your purchases consists of the carry-cot, the pillow, the stroller, the cradle, the car seat, the railing, the changer and 8 bottles with the sterilizer. As for his formulas and his / her outfits, you prefer cotton or wool rather than synthetic. What amount will you need? Definitely no more than a dozen bikini and underwear (your baby will be growing at such a fast pace that almost every fifteen days his clothes will not come in). You will also need socks without rubber, six bibs and a sleeping bag with a zipper.
  • Wash your little ones' lining and iron them to be ready for when the baby comes home. Also make sure the crate's mattress is tough and avoid putting a pillow in the first few months. Also purchase a mosquito net to protect it.
  • Make security checks in your home and especially in the children's room. When your baby is born you are responsible for your personal integrity.
  • Buy with the necessary baby care cosmetics and - after consultation with a doctor - refresh your home pharmacy and first aid kit. The necessary paraphernalia for your baby's daily care is gauze, cotton, cotton swabs, normal ampoule serum, rounded-edge scissors, baby soap, cream, protective oil, a bath, a bathrobe or a large towel for his bath.
  • With the help of your doctor, make the birth plan.
  • Prepare the maternity luggage with the necessary items.
  • Arrange who will watch your first or first children during your stay in the maternity ward.
  • Fill your cabinets and fridge with the necessary food. Be sure that once you return home with the baby in your lap, you will not have time to run at the supermarket for shopping!
  • Select a pediatrician and ask him to reveal the most popular secrets for the first few days with the baby.
  • Make a reservation at the maternity hospital.
  • Select a babysitter or the person who will watch the baby when you get back to work.


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