-Buy over the counter pregnancy test.
-Choose a healthcare provider.
-Make appointment with healthcare provider to confirm pregnancy.
DISCUSS WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
– Any medications I am taking.
-Prenatal vitamins, folic acid and other supplements.
-Starting a gentle exercise regimen.
-REST, rest and rest.
-Focus on the positive.
-Take time to relax.
-Morning sickness: eat small portions and often.
LIST OF FOOD TO AVOID DURING PREGNANCY
-Soft chesses: Brie, Feta.
-Raw fish: No Sushi!!!!
-Fish with high mercury levels: Swordfish, Tuna.
-Non-pasteurized dairy and juices.
-Discuss with Sam when to make the announcement at work.
-Decide on maternity leave dates.
-Tell friends and family.
Sam leans over my shoulder and glances at my notepad:
“What are you doing?”
“I am making lists of things I have to do. They are my Mommy Lists.”
He points at the paper and says: “You don’t smoke.”
“You know I don’t.”
“Why did you write: ‘Stop smoking’.”
“Every book I read insisted on it. So I just added it.”
He continues reading.
“No sushi and Sake. That’s a bummer!”
“I know! It can’t be helped.”
“That’s only the first trimester list. You are being very thorough.” He says with a half-smile.
“Mark my word. These lists are vital. They will keep us focused and organized. Laugh all you want. The day will come when you’ll thank me for them.”