Pregnant for the First Time? Your Cyber Main Gay Has You Covered!
Baby Genius pediatrician Dr. Janesta Noland and Harvey Helms chat preggo-girl tips — from fitness to fashion!
“OH!!! What a cute baby! Well that’s the prettiest baby I’ve ever seen! You must be soooo proud!” Then suddenly you come out of the dream and you realize that your alarm clock is sounding. You also remember that your home pregnancy test you peed on last night before sleep was positive. So were the next two you peed on to make sure. You’re pregnant for the first time. Excited. Nervous. This is new territory. Baby territory. Now it’s not just about you any more. What will the next nine months be like? No glass of wine or hair color? UGH!! You’ve seen friends and family experience the miracle of birth. But you’ve also seen the stretch marks, the unhighlighted hair, and a host of other goodies that happen before junior pops out and says “Hello” for the first time.
Don’t be frightened, my expectant one! Your Cyber Main Gay has consulted Baby Genius pediatrician Dr. Janesta Noland. She has three little ones herself so she’s “been there done that!”
I met her for coffee at Peet’s and immediately went to the alcohol and hair color issue before we took our first sip of caffeine! Dr. Noland told me that the she had a girlfriend do a “French Pregnancy”- Stinky cheese and a glass of wine once a day. She said her baby was okay . . . BUT . . . it’s best to stay away from alcohol and hair color to be on the safe side.
“Think about everything that might go into your bloodstream, since that goes directly to the baby without filtration. Mercury from seafood. Even nail color!” She even said, “Don’t be exposed to the fumes from painting the baby’s nursery!”
Wow this baby stuff is hard core! Check out this link for more info: americanpregnancy.org/isitsafe/hairtreatments.html. Look at all the facts and make decisions that are right for you and your baby.
One point Dr. Noland kept stressing was to stay fit! It might not make your delivery easier but it will shorten your recovery time and get you back to pre-pregnancy weight faster! Yay! You can still do baby yoga!
The best news was that Dr. Noland says you need to have relaxing massages and sleep as often as possible! Also, your prenatal vitamins do incredible things for your hair and nails!
Now, I know your head is spinning, Precious. So many things to consider! Baby health is priority #1. Well, let’s think about it. It’s only nine months. We’ve done diets that take longer than that! Some temporary changes are in order though. While Dr. Noland’s job is to keep you and your baby healthy, my job is to keep you fabulous during this miraculous period of your life!
So, let’s start with fashion…