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Positive Pregnancy Test Now What?

Positive Pregnancy Test

Congratulations! You just found out that you have a positive pregnancy test. Welcome to motherhood!  You are probably filled with several different emotions. The feelings of excitement, anxiety, and maybe a little fear are all normal.  If this is your first baby these emotions may be stronger than ever.  Don’t worry, the Healthy Moms Magazine has come up with a list of what you should do if you see those two pink lines on your pregnancy test.

Early pregnancy is exciting.  This is the time when women can choose to tell their loved ones about their pregnancy, or maybe keep it a secret for a little while longer.

Positive Pregnancy Test

What to Do When You Have a Positive Pregnancy Test

  1. Schedule an appointment with your doctor.

The sooner you see your doctor or midwife, the better.  Some doctors might not want you to come in until after you miss two periods, while others may wish to see you right away.  Make sure you ask when you call to schedule your appointment.  If you have had pregnancy complications in the past, have a chronic health condition or are taking prescription medications you should make sure you see your doctor right away.

2. Celebrate and share your news.

Even though you should avoid alcohol, you shouldn’t avoid celebrating.  Go out to dinner at a special restaurant with your husband or recreate a special date you had in the past to share the news with him.  Do something out of the ordinary to tell your family and friends.   You could throw a party or make a video to post to Facebook announcing your new arrival.

3. Learn as much as you can about pregnancy.

Go to your public library and check out some pregnancy books.  The internet is also a valuable resource to help you learn more about how your body is changing.

4. Surround yourself with supportive people.

Having a support system is extremely helpful during pregnancy, especially if you already have older children.  Your family and friends can help you prepare your nursery for the baby.  They can also help take care of your older children when the baby arrives.

5. Take care of yourself.

You should avoid cigarettes and alcohol during pregnancy.  Also, make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Eat well-balanced meals and make sure you go to every prenatal doctors appointment.

6.  Enjoy being pregnant.

Pregnancy is a joyous occasion.  Your body is changing and you have a beautiful gift from God growing inside you. Take pregnancy photos each month to document your progress. You will treasure these for years to come. Congratulations!

 

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Cascia Talbert

Cascia Talbert is a devout Catholic, mother of five children, health and fitness enthusiast and positive parenting supporter. She is also the founder of the award winning online health, fitness, parenting and Christian faith magazine for moms, the Healthy Moms Magazine. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, five children and one spoiled cat. Her hobbies include gardening, country music, running, and playing her flute. Check out her first book, "Taking Care of your Family's Health and Well-being, Saints to Turn to and the Catholic Faith," available anywhere books are sold.

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  1. Nerline March 19, 2016

    It was hard for me to enjoy being pregnant because I felt sick during the whole 9-month period. But sharing the news and getting all the attention felt good.

  2. Cascia Talbert March 20, 2016

    Sorry to hear you were sick the whole time. I was on bed rest for baby number two and baby number three, for pre-term labor. That was miserable. But other than that my pregnancies were pretty good. Thanks for stopping by, Nerline.

  3. GiGi Eats March 26, 2016

    If I ever get pregnant, I will have a heart attack – ha ha ah! I was told by the doc that I cannot have kids, unless intervention occurred, so really, I would have a heart attack – lol!