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Health Concerns and Unplanned Pregnancy 

While it can be a daunting life change to face an unplanned pregnancy, the only way out is through. Your body is changing daily to accommodate the little one inside of you and that can, understandably, feel overwhelming. Take it day by day. Try not to stress too much over the things you cannot change or control. With the proper support, research and patience, you will make it through this. 

If you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and are wanting to place your baby for adoption, Adoption Choices of Nevada has a variety of resources at your disposal to help you. There are a multitude of changes that you’ll experience, and, although it feels like you may not have control over your body, you have the ability to control your reactions and behaviors towards those changes. Especially if this is your first pregnancy, you might be dealing with some fear or trepidation regarding you and your baby’s health. This is not uncommon, but it’s best to figure out what those concerns are, so you can address them in the proper manner. 

So, what are some health concerns about unplanned pregnancy?

Malnutrition 

Malnutrition during pregnancy is when the birth mother’s diet does not contain sufficient nutrients for her body. Causes include: chronic infections, use of certain medications and a poor diet. If you’re unsure if your diet is satisfactory for you and your baby, consult your local health care professional. They will be able to help you create a healthy eating plan to ensure you’re receiving all of the appropriate nutrients. You can also make sure to consume lots of fruits, vegetables and healthy protein sources during pregnancy. Sticking to this will reduce health complications and give you more energy!

Prenatal Care

There are endless prenatal vitamins and supplements out there to give you and your baby the proper nutrients. A big concern among expectant birth mothers is which one is right for her. Because everybody responds to such vitamins differently, it’s best to work with your doctor to see which one would be the best for you. You need to make sure that you are consuming the right amount of important vitamins — such as folic acid, calcium and iron — so that your baby is born healthy. 

Mental Health

Pregnancy also tends to bring hormonal changes, so be sure to stay aware of your mental health during this time. An unexpected event such as pregnancy is a lot to take in, and it’s OK to admit that you need help. This can mean talking to a therapist, journaling or even being more emotionally vulnerable to supportive friends and family. There is no better time to seek help than now. Your baby needs to grow in a stable, positive environment.

Appropriate Amount of Physical Activity

It’s tricky to maintain a healthy balance of physical activity during pregnancy. Pregnancy often leaves you tired and worn out; but, at the same time, it’s necessary for you to do some light exercise everyday to keep your blood flowing and to stay healthy.

Medical experts recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise for expectant mothers each day. This can be walking, swimming or cycling on a stationary bike. It’s vital to stay hydrated, warm up and be careful to avoid overheating. Talk with your doctor beforehand if you have any serious medical conditions. 

Health Concerns and Unplanned Pregnancy 

Hopefully, you found some comfort in reading these solutions to health concerns about unplanned pregnancy. You are not alone and Adoption Choices of Nevada is here for you every step of the way. Use this time as an excuse to relax more, but also don’t forget to stay healthy! 

Adoption Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. For information specific to Las Vegas, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now.
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Meet the Author: Hi! I’m Ashley! I am a senior at Loyola University Chicago pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. My hobbies include: reading, writing, and binge-watching the newest Netflix craze.

I hope to one day be a reporter, but I also have an interest in social work. When I’m not in school or working, you can find me relaxing with friends, shopping or volunteering at a local foster home.

 

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