The 5 Things You Must Do When You Are Pregnant

Excited, confused, nervous, anxious and happier than ever. You can definitely relate if you just found out that you are pregnant, especially after the let-down brought about by a PCOS diagnosis. Women often get anxious once they find out they are pregnant, more so with the concern over the potential PCOS complications. It’s even more nerve-wracking if it’s your first pregnancy. But don’t worry, today we have come up with all the things you need to do after confirming your PCOS pregnancy.

1. Relax

Drink some water and take some deep breaths. Calm down and remind yourself there are millions of women out there who faced the same phase at one point in their life. It is completely normal to feel scared and worried, but don’t let these distract you from enjoying the beautiful journey of pregnancy. Moreover, stress can be harmful to you as well as the baby. So, relax and stay normal. Don’t let thoughts of PCOS risks invade your mind and stress you out. Meditate and practice yoga, for starters.

2. Talk To Your OB/GYN

It is important to let your OB/GYN know that you’re expecting and your history with PCOS. They will schedule the appointment and provide you with the necessary details. They might suggest lifestyle changes and recommend certain medications to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Look for an OB-GYN that you are comfortable with, especially since yours is a PCOS pregnancy.

5 Things You Must Do When You Know You Are Pregnant
5 Things You Must Do When You Know You Are Pregnant

3. Focus On Your Diet During Your PCOS Pregnancy

Earlier, you were a free bird but now you have a responsibility in your womb. You need to feed yourself healthy food for your sake and that of the baby. Following the right nutritional diet is essential for your baby’s overall development starting from the womb. You can also consult a dietitian for the same reason.

Here is a list of food you must consume during pregnancy:

  • Legumes such as peas, beans, chickpeas, etc.
  • Salmon
  • Eggs
  • Dairy products
  • Green vegetables such as kale and spinach
  • Lean meat 
  • Berries
  • Dried fruit
  • Avocados

Now, here is a list of foods and drinks you should avoid throughout your PCOS pregnancy:

  • Pineapple
  • Crabs
  • Papaya
  • Raw dairy products
  • Caffeine
  • Peach
  • Processed food
  • Seafood
  • Alcohol
  • Junk food

4. Take Naps When Pregnant

Pregnancy can make you feel tired most of the time. It is essential to listen to your body and take sufficient naps during the day. But you should avoid taking long naps during the day as that could result in insomnia or sleeplessness at night. You can also set a time limit for your naps and distribute them throughout the day.

5. Exercise Regularly When Pregnant

Do not give up on your exercise routine even when you get pregnant. Although you need to decrease the intensity, you can continue doing it. You can consult your doctor to know which exercises are best for you during this time. Do not overdo it as your body experiences sudden changes that take time to cope up with.

5 Things You Must Do When You Know You Are Pregnant
5 Things You Must Do When You Know You Are Pregnant

Pregnancy is one of the most crucial times in any woman’s life, more so because it is a PCOS pregnancy. But one thing’s for sure, the end result is going to be worth every pain and obstacle you’ll face. Enjoy the journey and forget about all your worries.

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