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Pregnancy Self-Care and Getting Ready for Adoption

By Karlie Harris

As women, we like to be pampered occasionally, especially if we’re pregnant. Whether that is by taking a bubble bath, indulging in our favorite snack, or getting a massage. Taking care of yourself before and during the adoption process helps relieve the stress you may be feeling. While you are looking into giving your baby up for adoption, you still need to take care of pregnancy self-care. In this article, there will be tips for self-care while you are pregnant, resources for giving up your baby for adoption in Oklahoma, and information about putting your baby up for adoption after delivery.

Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is there for you and your adoption needs. We can answer any questions you may have such as, “can I give my baby away at birth”, and “can you give a baby up for adoption after it’s born”? Adoption Choices of Oklahoma can guide you through the adoption process as you are making important decisions about your child’s immediate future. As women, we work hard daily through school and work, and pregnancy puts an extra strain on our bodies, so it is important to take care of yourself and your baby daily.

Pregnancy Self-Care and Getting Ready for Adoption

  • Take Prenatal vitamins. They help your baby grow healthy and strong and may also help with morning sickness. Adoption Choices can help you obtain medical care and any vitamins.
  • Keep moving. You may feel more tired, but taking a short walk every day will help. Keeping up with exercise is important for everyone unless your doctor prescribes bed rest while you are pregnant. Be sure to wear the proper footwear as well.
  • According to the CDC, unless your doctor prescribes otherwise, you may keep up with moderate aerobic exercises. Physical activity is good for your health before and after giving birth, it also improves your mood.
  • Don’t smoke or drink alcohol. Using substances such as these have negative health effects on the baby and you. Some of these include facial deformity, low body weight, learning disabilities, and more. If you are using any substances, you can still choose Adoption Choices of Oklahoma. We have support programs available for you without any judgment.
  • Manage your stress by talking to someone about your concerns and worries. Talking to your adoption counselor at Adoption Choices, your parents, or a friend will keep your stress levels down. Another way to manage your stress is by writing in a journal, this can be extremely helpful when you do not feel like you can talk to someone.
  • Shower and dress every day. You may perspire more while being pregnant, but doing these day-to-day tasks will keep you feeling refreshed.
  • Make sure to drink enough water. Staying hydrated is important and your body is creating another human, so make sure to drink lots of water. Typically, you should be drinking at least eighty ounces of water a day, while pregnant that should increase to one-hundred-four ounces.
  • Food cravings and aversions. Food cravings are okay to indulge in, but if you are concerned about how much you are craving salty or spicy foods, talk to your doctor. Many women drink coffee daily, then cannot stand the smell of coffee as soon as becoming pregnant.
  • You are eating for two people now, so you need to increase the amount of calories that you are consuming. Talking to your OBGYN, or someone at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma can help you determine the right diet for your pregnancy.

Resources for Adoption in Oklahoma

We hope that Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is your first choice in the adoption process. We are part of a bigger organization across the US, but we have many choices for birth mothers who want to give their baby a good home. Listed below are some of the ways Adoption Choices of Oklahoma can help you through the adoption process.

During the Adoption Process, Do Not Forget Pregnancy Self-Care

If you have become pregnant unexpectedly, consider adoption for your unborn child. Giving up your baby for adoption does not mean that you are giving up on your baby, there are many women out there who are unable to conceive and would provide a loving and safe home to your unborn child. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will be there for you during the entire process, but taking care of yourself is as important as providing a good home for your child. Go for a walk, relax, watch a movie, take a shower, get dressed in the morning, and take time for yourself. You are a strong capable woman who is bringing a human into the world, you deserve to be pampered. Contact us!

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