Saturday, August 27, 2011

To do list for pregnancy- Month 1

When you first find out that you are pregnant, you may feel overwhelmed at the list of things you need to take care of. Relax! You have 9 months to get this done!

Month 1

 Time to share the good news with your partner!
 Find out what to expect from the first trimester HERE.
 Learn what's in store for the first four weeks of pregnancy.
 If you aren't already, begin taking folic acid each day.
 Start keeping track of name ideas for Baby!
 Begin researching hospitals.
 Choose your OB-GYN or midwife.
 Schedule your first prenatal visit.
 Get to know the basics of fetal development HERE.
 Figure out your due date below!
 Stop smoking, drinking, and cut back on caffeine.
 Begin a pregnancy journal HERE
 Connect with other women who are due the same month you are.

Facts: Experts have stated that moderate levels of caffeine have not been found to have a negative effect on pregnancy. The definition of moderate varies anywhere from 150 mg - 300 mg a day.

How much caffeine is in your favorite drinks & snacks?

  • Starbucks Grande Coffee (16 oz) 400 mg
  • Starbucks House Blend Coffee (16 oz) 259 mg
  • Dr. Pepper (12 oz) 37 mg
  • 7 Eleven Big Gulp Diet Coke (32 oz) 124 mg
  • 7 Eleven Big Gulp Coca-Cola (32 oz) 92 mg
  • Ben & Jerry's Coffee Buzz Ice Cream (8 oz) 72 mg
  • Baker's chocolate (1 oz) 26 mg
  • Green tea (6 oz) 40 mg
  • Black tea (6 oz) 45 mg
  • Excedrin (per capsule) 65mg

How much caffeine is too much?

The less caffeine you consume, the better. Some experts say more than 150 mg of caffeine a day is too much, while others say more than 300 mg a day is too much. Avoiding caffeine as much as possible is your safest course of action. If you must get your fix, it is best to discuss this with your health care provider to make the healthiest choice for you and your baby.

Read more about what is safe for your pregnancy HERE


Camilleta said...

Hopefully I can start this check list soon! =)

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