So, you just found out you are pregnant. What are your next steps? The realities of pregnancy are just beginning. Just finding out you are pregnant is an emotional moment. All of a sudden you have to begin to look ahead to a different way of life with a great deal of responsibility. If you have mixed feelings, take time out and write down all your feelings good and bad. Try and understand what and why you are feeling a certain way. Allow your feelings to exist, if you want to cry then cry. If you are happy and excited give your partner a hug. Take long walks by yourself if you feel doubtful or scared, these are feeling that many women have that you do not hear much about. Talk to someone you trust that is not your partner to discuss your feelings and emotions. This way you don’t anger, hurt or instill any fears in your partner.
The only way to start the bonding process between you and your baby is for you to start taking care of yourself. Start taking prenatal vitamins and pay attention to what you eat. Keep in mind that you are already responsible for the life and health of the baby inside of you. Take time to feel the presence of your baby inside of your body and focus on the beauty of the life growing inside of you. Interact with your baby by placing your hand on your belly and talking to them. Don’t focus or wallow in the negative emotions. Make sure you get plenty of rest you and your baby will need, it will help your body with the extreme and difficult changes.