I’m starting this chat because I’m 39 years old and found out that I’m 10 weeks pregnant a couple of weeks ago, after years of thinking I couldn’t get pregnant because of endometriosis. The worst of the first trimester (nausea, cravings for horribly unhealthy food, sleepy all day, feeling slightly down) now seem to be behind me. So I just wanted to see if there are other moms to be or moms who have been where I am, and to see if we could get a chat going on advice on having a healthy baby.
I’ll start by talking about some of the things I’ve been doing to try to make sure our baby is healthy ~
Exercising daily and doing yoga (now without twists and pressure on the belly) – I’m a yoga teacher so I luckily have a lot of instruction on pre-natal yoga
Taking a pre-natal vitamin, including methylated folic acid and B12, because methylation issues with B vitamins run in my family which can lead to birth defects
Progesterone suppositories for the first 12 weeks because hormone imbalance related to endo can make it harder for the baby to stay
An herb from my acupuncturist that also makes it more likely for the baby to stay
Making a few last efforts to heal any unresolved issues relating to my own inner-child so that I can be a better mom, and a better listener for my own actual child
That’s all I can think of for now. I’d love to hear what is or what has helped you!
It sounds like you are doing all the right things. I think Daisy’s comment about avoiding stress is important. In my opinion the atmospere now can make quite a difference to things after the birth too.