From the moment you see the second line appear on your pregnancy test, you know your life is going to change in a multitude of ways but for many expecting parents, it’s common to feel very overwhelmed. Not only do you experience an overhaul of emotions, you put pressure on yourself to ensure you do the best job possible in looking after yourself and your growing baby.
For nine months you will spend each day dreaming about your baby and the life you are going to have together as a family but it’s hard to know what to expect. From trawling the internet for advice to flicking through leaflets from health centres – we’ve all been there. With so much information available, it’s easy to feel flooded with leaflets and no real direction especially in the first stages of pregnancy. This is why at Teknol, we want to give expecting moms the guidance you need to ensure your pregnancy journey is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. The most important thing to remember is that you’re not alone.
What can you read to get the most from your pregnancy?
Professional Health Advice Web pages
With a cyberspace full of blogs and web pages out there, it’s important you spend time reading the right information from credible sources. There is so much conflicting information out there and it can be difficult to know which advice to follow. If you’re looking for health information, you might find it most beneficial and reassuring to make sure you’re taking the information from websites such as the NHS, Bounty and Tommy’s. By following guidance from these websites, you can ensure you are receiving professional expert advice which you can rely on.
Pregnancy & Parenting Blogs
Following a blog throughout your pregnancy can be a great way to put your mind at ease and to feel that your journey is supported. Find and follow a blog that you feel fits your mindset and your lifestyle. You may benefit from a blog which not only supports you through pregnancy but also goes on to share your journey as parents. You might even find it beneficial to follow a bloggers pregnancy journey too, allowing you to share the experience together. Whilst it’s paramount to be aware of your health and well-being, this type of blog allows you to connect emotionally during this magical time, therefore promoting a healthy and happy mind whilst also making things that little bit more exciting.
You should take full advantage of this innovative age of technology by exploring apps on your mobile phone or tablet. Finding the perfect app for your journey will provide you with daily insights into your pregnancy and the stage you and your baby are at. By now you might be wondering how you are able to find the most useful app. An app which will benefit you will not only provide you with healthy living information, it will also provide insights into your baby’s development which will help you to understand your growing baby and the changes your body are likely to be experiencing at each milestone. This will help you to feel empowered and will kick-start the emotional relationship you have with your baby. Look out for an app which can provide you with daily updates, healthy living information and preparation tips. Some apps even allow you to document your pregnancy with monthly bump pictures and diary entries! Take a look at the MySutraa prenatal app to get the most from your pregnancy journey!
To make pregnancy reading that little bit easier, choose your sources as soon as you can and stick to them. By following a familiar blog and app, you will know the information you are receiving is consistent and reliable so you feel a little more reassured during this nerve-wracking experience. Don’t be scared or pressured by all the information you are receiving during your pregnancy, it is entirely up to YOU how much you read and the sources you choose to rely on. It’s important for you to embrace your pregnancy and to feel completely in control. Read what you are comfortable reading and find what suits you best!