Major Pregnancy Decisions To Address
You’re pregnant. There’s no more waiting games. For the next nine months, your life will be full of making important pregnancy decisions as you approach your due date. From deciding on a baby doctor to maternity plans, your life as an expectant mother is suddenly about to change.
Pregnancy Decisions: Finding Out “Boy or Girl?”
This might be one of the biggest decisions you and your partner will make in the next nine months. The twenty week ultrasound reveals boy or a girl, and if you want to find out, you can. If you decide to wait, you’re in for a big surprise. Stick with all neutral colors and don’t decorate the nursery yet!
Pregnancy Decisions: Breastfeed or Bottle Feed?
Most expectant mothers will get asked questions the entire time they’re pregnant. If you choose to breastfeed, there are tons of information out there. Having a lactation nurse is very important and having supportive people in your life is a must. Breastfeeding is tough for the first three weeks and you might quit if you’re not supported. If you choose to bottle feed, research choosing an organic formula versus non-organic and the benefits.
Pregnancy Decisions: Maternity Leave Plans.
If you’ve just found out your expecting, take some time to think about this decision. It’s important to write down all the pros and cons of staying home and going back to work. Some mothers need the outlet and can’t wait to get back to work, while other moms stay home and never go back. No matter what you choose, weigh the options of different daycares, nannies, and other schools in the area. Sometimes family members are perfect for the position (if you decide to go to work), and there’s more of a chance you will feel better leaving your baby with someone you know.
Pregnancy Decisions: Finding A Baby Doctor.
Deciding on a doctor for your baby can be an overwhelming experience. It’s a good idea to start looking at different pediatricians in the beginning to the middle of your pregnancy. It’s best to have a good idea of who your child’s pediatrician will be by your third trimester. Talk to different friends that have children to see who they like in town. Interview each of them and decide on your favorite.
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