What the Doctor May Leave Out--1. The Nesting Instinct

India
March 2, 2009 4:05pm CST
Hello everyone here Ji, Pregnancy is a subject that generates a lot of paper. At your first prenatal visit, your doctor will likely load you down with armfuls of pamphlets that cover every test and trimester. But despite all this information, pregnancy can take any soon-to-be parent by surprise. If your doctor hasn't mentioned the following topics during your visits, he or she isn't purposefully omitting the information. More likely, your doctor hasn't brought them up because pregnancy affects women in different ways. For example, some pregnant women experience morning sickness in the morning, some feel it all day, and some never have it. Or your doctor might not mention something because it doesn't have a medical focus — a doctor may not have any more insight into your increasing shoe size than your neighbor does! Also, some women may think questions about breast size or hemorrhoids are too personal or embarrassing to ask their doctors. Any concerns you have about your or your baby's emotional or physical health, regardless of how unrelated or trivial they may seem, should be discussed with your doctor. He or she has seen many expectant parents, some less worried and some more worried than you, and can reassure you when there is no problem or give you more information when there is one. And if your doctor doesn't take the time to listen to your concerns or doesn't seem to take them seriously, you should feel free to get a second opinion. Altered States Pregnancy doesn't just change your body — it affects the rest of you, too. 1. The Nesting Instinct Many pregnant women experience the nesting instinct, a powerful urge to prepare their home for the baby by cleaning and decorating. Or perhaps you'll want to tackle projects you haven't had time to do, like organizing your garage or closets. As your due date draws closer, you may find yourself cleaning cupboards or washing walls — things you never would have imagined doing in your ninth month of pregnancy! This desire to prepare your home can be useful because it will give you more time to recover and nurture your baby after the birth. But be careful not to overdo it. Please do share your experiences to help other aspiring mothers.May god bless you and have a graet time.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
3 Mar 09
with all five of mine I found lots of energy and did lots of things the days they were born! Never was to much worried about anything for I hardly went to the Doc. Just to find I was pg and then once inbetween then I had them!
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• India
4 Mar 09
Hello my friend lakota12 Ji, So nice of you for your response. Me too never had any USG even those days and never had any body pulled out after opening my system. Everything went well naturally. But these days everything has changed. may god bless you and your children and have a great time.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
4 Mar 09
yes every thing hads changed my daughter had to have C section done for the baby was getting stressed they said and the cord was wrapped around the neck. never found out the why of that. !
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
7 Mar 09
thanks for BR