Written by: Baby Bumps and Beyond Inc.
Did you take a home pregnancy test and get a positive result?? Not sure what to do next? This Baby Bumps and Beyond Blog post will walk you through what to do.
The first step is to make an appointment with your healthcare provider, (family doctor, Nurse Practitioner, OBGYN or walk-in clinic). This is an important appointment because you will want to confirm the pregnancy with a blood test and start receiving prenatal care. Your healthcare provider will be able to answer any questions you have about the pregnancy and make a referral for you to a OBGYN (if you don’t already have one) or a midwife. Getting early prenatal care is important for the health of your baby and you.
It is also important to start taking care of yourself as soon as you find out you are pregnant. This means eating healthy foods, exercising (if it is safe for you to do so), getting enough rest and taking prenatal vitamins. Taking care of yourself will help ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby!
Pregnancy is an amazing time in your life and we hope this BBB blog post has helped ease some of your fears or concerns. Congratulations on becoming a parent! We wish you all the best during this special time!
Your next steps:
1. Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider
2. Start taking care of yourself (eating healthy, exercising, getting enough rest)
3. Reach out to your OBGYN or another healthcare professional with any questions or concerns. They will be more than happy to help you through this exciting time!
Having mixed emotions about your pregnancy news? Check out our blog post: A Positive Pregnancy Test: How to Handle Your Pregnancy News
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