You just took a pregnancy test and it’s…positive!!! First of all, congratulations! Take a deep breath. Grab your partner. Let it sink in before you begin to check off what to do when you’re pregnant.
When you manage to come down from cloud 9 for a bit (and the million other little feelings that are bound to come up) here are the first five things that every mama should do after a pregnancy test is positive.
1.Call your OB-GYN (and your mom.)
It’s true that most OB-GYNs won’t see you until you’re at least 6 weeks, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting an appointment on the books right away. It’ll give you a sense of calm to have a plan. Plus, the best doctors are often harder to get in with.
If you’re considering alternative birthing and care options, that’s awesome! Your regular OB-GYN is still a recommended place to start and will likely be your go-to resource throughout this process. You’ll be able to discuss care options and explore alternative birthing in the coming months.
2. Check in with your insurance company.
This one is admittedly a little less exciting, but definitely important and well worth the effort! Now is the time to make sure you clearly understand what your insurance covers during pregnancy and through delivery, so you can start budgeting accordingly and avoid unexpected expenses.
Find out what portion of hospital visits and which medical tests they’ll cover (all or part of) and what portion of your deductible has been met this year. Keep in mind that if your due date is the following year, your deductible will revert back to the full amount. Get the facts so you can make them work in your favor.
3. Order your SneakPeek® Gender DNA test!
Now that you handled the less-than-exciting insurance stuff (nice job), let’s get to the fun part! With our over 99% accurate DNA test, you can find out whether you’re having a boy or girl as early as 9 weeks into your pregnancy — the GUARANTEED fastest way to find learn your baby’s gender. It’s also safe, secure, and can be completed in the comfort of your own home. (One thing you won’t need a doctor’s appointment for.) Order yours online to find out the sex of your baby early!
4. Eat clean(er).
If you’re like most of us, you’ve been eating clean-ish for a while now. This is the moment to up your game even more. Whenever your appetite allows it, stick to whole, minimally processed foods, with well-cooked, fresh protein (minimizing fish). And as you probably know – alcohol and heavy caffeine is officially a no-go until after delivery.
All that said, be easy on yourself. Many women in their first trimester can only stomach a few (slightly weird and random) things. If that’s you, do what you’re able to do. You’ve got to get through this too!
5. Check your makeup and household products.
Before you put your favorite foundation on tomorrow morning, make sure to check the bottle. Many make-up products contain phthalates — a chemical you’ll want to avoid while you’re pregnant.
If you haven’t already, you should also look into switching your cleaning products over to a natural option. Classics like Bon Ami contain five simple ingredients that moms have trusted for decades. Plant-based products like BetterLife are also just a click away on Amazon.
Less waiting, more celebrating!
Getting to know baby is one of the most exciting and joyful parts of pregnancy. SneakPeek products are designed to shorten the wait and help you connect with baby before and between doctor’s visits.
SneakPeek Early Gender DNA test Find out baby’s gender as early as 9 weeks! It’s over 99% accurate, completely safe, and can do it yourself in the comfort of your own home.
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