I’m Pregnant. You are not feeling like your normal self or just a little off. You may be a bit late in your cycle. Then you wee onto a stick, the smiley face appears, and the pregnancy test confirms it, congratulations you’re having a baby! At Harry Hoot we have a Hamper to suit all.
Huge news like this can send you through a range of emotions. You might feel nervous, excitement, complete joy or a little daunted about the road ahead. If you’ve previously had problems carrying a pregnancy to full term, you may be cautiously optimistic. If your pregnancy is unplanned, it could be a challenging time for both you and the father.
While some women quickly share their news with family and friends, others prefer to wait until around the 12-week mark. It’s at this point you’ll have an ultrasound which will show you your growing baby and provide important information on its health. Another reason to wait as with all pregnancies there are dangers. Up to 1 in 5 confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage before reaching 20 weeks, but many other women can miscarry without realising they were ever pregnant.
That said, how and when you decide to tell the world is for you to decide. After you’ve had a chance for the news to sink in there are a few things to think about.
Visit your GP as early as is practical to get confirmation. If you don’t have a regular family GP, now’s the time to decide who you’d like to help you through this big and important journey You’ll also have blood tests, scans and discuss the various models of care in your local area so ensure you pick one who is close by.
If this is your first pregnancy, you’ll need to learn about the different pregnancy care options availabl. Questions like, where and how you’d like to give birth and whether you want or are in private or public maternity services. The decision you make at this will influence who you see during your pregnancy check-ups.
Most women have uncomplicated pregnancies, even with a normal pregnancy you will generally have between eight and 10 obstetrician appointments during the term of your pregnancy.
Some women might have more complicated or high-risk pregnancies, meaning there’s a risk that their health might be affected by the pregnancy or there’s a risk to their baby. These women may require additional antenatal visits and testing to monitor the health and wellbeing of both mother and baby. After deciding what care you’d like, you might want to consider booking in for antenatal classes. To ensure you are relaxed during those first few weeks why not grab a Harry Hoot Pregnancy Relaxation Hamper.
It’s all about learning.
Whatever your birth plan, there are courses and workshops to support you through the experience. Antenatal classes are being delivered in new and innovative ways, from free public hospital-based weekly courses to private seminars, weekend workshops and online courses.
Talk to your obstetrician, GP or other mums about recommended pregnancy and childbirth education providers. If you’ve been through this before, you might want a refresher or something more targeted.
It’s also a good idea to book a tour of where you’d like to give birth so you have the lay ofg the land and ensure you know where your going when the time comes.
It’s a Mum’s life.
Gold Coast mum Louise wanted reassurance from her 12-week scan before letting her workplace know she was pregnant. However, she was so ill with morning sickness that it was a struggle.
“I had a supportive manager who could tell I was at my desk looking a little green. I was throwing up a lot and feeling really tired,” she explains. “We ended up chatting about my pregnancy earlier than I’d planned but it meant I had a bit of breathing space and didn’t have to hide how unwell I was feeling. I told my work colleagues a little further down the track.”
It’s entirely up to you when you tell your employer, however Fair Work Australia advises that you need to give at least 10 weeks’ notice before starting your unpaid parental leave. You will also need to confirm your parental leave dates at least four weeks before it’s due to start. It’s very good for employees and employers to think about what plan of action can be put in place together in anticipation… rather than it being a surprise announcement. As you are progressing through the trimesters its time to unwind, Harry Hoot has curated a 2nd Trimester Bump + Unwind Hamper, perfect for your pregnancy journey.
Is it a boy or a girl.
So do you find out so you can paint the baby’s room or wait so it’s a surprise. This is one decision which can be made at around the 18–20 week mark. As a first time Mum Louise in discussion with her husband thought it would be best to know. They could be planned and ensure they had everything sorted for the big day. Many people now, have gender reveal parties which are often incorporated with their Baby Shower. This can be a special way to find out with family and friends. Whether it is popping some blue or pink streamers, popping some balloons or cutting of a cake. Revealing the sex of the baby, the decision and how it gets to be shown is up to you.
Going through the motions.
Even though pregnancy can be a happy time, it can also bring worry. Feeling your baby move is an amazing experience, however when bub is a little quiet, many pregnant women might be concerned. This can be an issue if you’ve experienced loss before or it’s your first pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones can also make you feel emotional. The tiredness can kick in, juggling work and family life can be challenging and you have obstetrician appointments to attend. There’s a lot on going on during the terms of pregnancy so you always need to do what is best for you and the bub. As your get closer to the day why not spoil the new Mum to be with a Harry Hoot Survival Kit with all the great items a new Mum will need.
Something for You.
As you progress through the trimesters of pregnancy and it’s time to spoil yourself. For the mum to be, Harry Hoot has a range of hampers to suit all occasions. Hampers that have been carefully chosen to suit each stage of pregnancy. From our Pregnancy hampers and Baby Shower hampers to our Postpartum and New Mum hampers you will find what you need at www.harryhoot.com.au So whether it’s for you or a loved one let us supply that perfect Hamper today.