5 Things To Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant

Finding out that you’re pregnant can be an exciting and overwhelming time in your life. To make things a little easier, here’s a list of the top things you should do when you find out you’re pregnant!

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1. Call Your OBGYN

Depending on your fertility history and other factors, your OBGYN may opt to see you soon, or have you wait until you’re a little further into your pregnancy. Either way, OBGYN offices can be busy places and you want to be sure that you are able to get an appointment, so it is worth calling as soon as possible.

Before making the call, try to remember the first day of your last menstrual cycle and the date when you think you might have ovulated (if you have any clue, which you may not unless you’ve been actively trying to conceive).

Here are a few questions that you’ll want to ask your OBGYN as soon as possible:

  • Are my current medications pregnancy-safe?
  • Do you have a preference for prenatal vitamins? Is there anything that I should look for when choosing which to take?
  • Are there any things about my lifestyle or diet that I need to change?

Use your time with your doctor to ask all the questions you have about pregnancy. You’ll feel more confident if you’re more informed.

2. Start Taking Your Prenatal Vitamins

If you aren’t already taking prenatal vitamins, definitely start taking them now! There are a bunch of options that you can find at your local pharmacy, but you’ll want to make sure that whatever you choose has the essential ingredients that your pregnancy will require.

I highly suggest checking out this article from the American Pregnancy Association that breaks down what prenatal vitamins should have.

Be sure to check with your OBGYN regarding the prenatal vitamins you’re taking (or planning to take) and get their take!

3. Download A Pregnancy App

One of the first things that I do when I get pregnant is download a pregnancy app. You can calculate your due date, keep track of how big your little baby is and read informative articles about your pregnancy and developing baby.

My two favorite apps for pregnancy are Ovia Pregnancy Tracker and What To Expect (WTE). I have both downloaded to my phone during pregnancy and like to refer to them both, since they both offer slightly different content.

4. Start A Pregnancy Journal

Pregnancy is a special time that comes with a lot of emotions, changes to your body and exciting milestones. You may want to keep track of these experiences in a pregnancy journal.

While you could certainly choose to journal digitally, my favorite option is to keep a hard copy journal that I can physically paste photos into.

You're gotten a positive test and you're officially pregnant. Now what?! Here are five things to do when you find out you're pregnant.

My all-time favorite pregnancy journal is by Erin Condren. Here are a few things that I absolutely love about it:

  • It is affordable. The journal retails for $14.99!
  • There is plenty of room to keep track of doctor appointments, weekly milestones and includes helpful checklists. However, the book isn’t so large that you’ll feel overwhelmed.
  • Each book includes a sheet of adorable stickers that you can use as you fill out the journal.
  • The small size allows you to carry it in your purse or bag and easily take it to your doctor appointments.

If you’ve never ordered from Erin Condren, be sure to click this link to become an EC Insider and get $10 off your first order! You’ll just need to sign-up with your email and a coupon will be emailed to you.

While this journal is my favorite, it may not be the pregnancy journal for you. Here are a few options from Amazon that you can check out!

5. Decide Who You’re Going To Tell & When

Let me start off by saying that, in my opinion, you have every right to tell who you want, when you want. In fact, I’ve written a whole blog post about when to tell people that you’re pregnant – and spoiler alert – it should be completely up to you.

Keeping your pregnancy a secret can be hard, so if you don’t feel like keeping it to yourself, don’t! If you decide to keep it a secret, that’s great, too!

Use these early days of pregnancy to decide what YOU feel comfortable with!

If you’ve just found out that you’re pregnant, congratulations! I am so excited for you! I hope that these tips helped you to feel less overwhelmed as you take on this new adventure.

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