First Trimester To-Do List

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by Erin Dower

Welcome to pregnancy! You may feel overwhelmed with all you have to do and think about, but pace yourself — nine months is a long time! In this first stage, all you really need to do is learn how to take good care of yourself using these simple steps.

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Call Your Doctor


Call an obstetrician/gynecologist to schedule your first prenatal visit. Selecting a doctor involves deciding where you want to give birth, so consider the options in your area that feel right for you. Even if you're planning on having a home birth, you will need regular medical care and screenings throughout your pregnancy. Referrals from friends and relatives, and information from your health insurance plan, might inform your decision on a hospital/birthing facility and a physician. Your first prenatal appointment is a lot like a regular physical, plus a few additional routine blood tests and urine tests. Most women don't have their first ultrasound scan until around 12 weeks. Talk with your doctor about any vaccines you may need, including a flu shot.

Next: Plan a Healthy Prenatal Diet

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