Well ladies, now that I have announced my pregnancy, there has been sooo much to learn and know about as a first time mum. Let me tell you that this is going to be a huge and sometimes daunting experience, but fear not, as long as you are willing to do a little learning and re-search, this will surly give you peace of mind along this blessed journey.
If this is your first time, huge congratulations.Gurl, let me tell you, I’m new to the game also and let me tsay, that even if you were trying to have a child, when you take that pregnancy test and you see the 2 pink lines, it can still knock you for 6!! I took a couple just to be sure lol. So whats the next step from there? Here is what I went through when it came to medical practice.
- Be sure your pregnancy test was accurate. I used 2 brands, 1 showed up clear as day, the other showed 1 of the pink lines very faint. I booked an appointment with the doctor to 100% confirm. Congratulations!!
- From there if you aren’t already, you will need to register with a Doctor as you will be in out and of appointments a looot! So you will need all your proof of address, contact numbers, previous doctor if you recently moved from one practice to another etc, you can find out what they will ask you from your local practice website, if they have a registry form online to view or you can call and inquire, or they will advise you whilst you are there having your test.
- You will also have to think about which hospital is convenient for you to get to, you will spend your time between doctors and hospital visits. They will give you a list of hospital options as you need to have blood tests, scans, delivery etc So think not just area but reputation also. Again you may want to do a little research before deciding. Look at what other mothers have said about their hospital experience in terms of care, staff friendliness, experience, services, facilities etc.
- At this time you may also only want to tell your partner or immediate people you care about like a close friend or family member. REMEMBER, this is the kind of news people cant wait to tell everyone, and rightfully so it is exciting, but! you want to get your head around the idea first as people may overwhelm you with tips and advice. Also when your confident everything is going well with your pregnancy, then is a good time to share. And by all means then you should ask away, get as much tips and advice as possible girlfriend lol
- Everyones pregnancy story is different so don’t get too fearful, take on board what is said and assess it against yourself. Health, lifestyle, support etc, all these will determine your experience. Now is the time to look after yourself as there is now a growing bundle of joy to think about. Phew
Plenty more stories and videos to come, but this was a good starting point. This is a precious time, your head will be in a whirl with all this new ways of having to think and live, but look at it as a new exciting chapter The Most High has blessed you with.
Psalm 139:13-16 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
To all the exsisting mums out there, how did you handle the news you were pregnant for the first time, how did you decide the right doctor/hospital for your needs, what should we new mums think about when making this choice? Please share your comments and experience below mwah x