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Frequently asked questions about Pregnancy

Certainly, here are some frequently asked questions about pregnancy:

1. **How do I know if I'm pregnant?**

Common signs include missed periods, nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue, and increased urination. A pregnancy test can confirm.

2. **When should I take a pregnancy test?**

It's best to take a pregnancy test after your missed period for accurate results.

3. **What should I eat during pregnancy?**

A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy is essential. We suggest prioritizing protein and fats, as well as salt

4. **What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?**

Just use your brain! Not as many as you would think.

!Limit caffeine and avoid alcohol and tobacco.

5. **How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?**

The recommended weight gain varies based on your pre-pregnancy weight. Generally, 25-35 pounds for normal-weight women is advised.

6. **Can I exercise during pregnancy?**

Yes, exercise reduces birth complications by up to 40%. You can even start something new! We encourage it!

7. **Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy?**

In most cases, sex is safe during pregnancy, it may cause cramping or spotting.

8. **What prenatal vitamins should I take?**

9. **How often should I see my doctor during pregnancy?**

Regular prenatal check-ups are essential. The frequency may increase as you progress through the trimesters.

10. **What are the common pregnancy discomforts?**

Nausea, fatigue, backache, heartburn, and swollen feet are common discomforts. Every woman's experience is unique.

11. **Is it normal to have spotting during pregnancy?**

Light spotting can be normal, but heavy bleeding should be evaluated by a doctor immediately.

12. **When will I start feeling the baby move?**

You might feel gentle flutters around 18-20 weeks, but it varies. Regular movements usually start later in the second trimester.

13. **How do I prepare for labor and delivery?**

Attend prenatal classes, create a birth plan, pack your hospital bag, and build a foundation with education! Know what you want to feel like at your birth. Work backwards from what you don't want.

14. **What is a birth plan?**

A birth plan outlines your preferences for labor, delivery, and postpartum care. It helps communicate your wishes to the healthcare team.

15. **How can I relieve pregnancy-related discomforts?**

Rest, stay hydrated, eat small meals, prioritize protein, wear comfortable clothing, practice prenatal yoga, walk, squat and use support pillows. Also build a care team with Massage, Physio, Osteo and/or chiro!

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