Some partners are super-supportive and ecstatic, while others may feel overwhelmed by the slew of changes taking place.It's perfectly normal for yours to suddenly obsess over the family finances or fixate on the idea of moving to a bigger home.If you don't currently have an ob-gyn you love, ask friends, family, and coworkers for recommendations or research practices until you find someone you feel comfortable with.And, hey, your choices are not limited to regular obstetricians.You might also want to investigate alternative or additional types of care -- including midwives or family physicians.Don't be surprised if your doctor doesn't schedule an appointment to see you until your 8- to 12-week mark.Right now, you're just dying to find out: Am I pregnant or not?Unfortunately, you'll need to stick it out a bit longer.
Speak with your doctor about adding a prenatal multivitamin to your morning routine.
(Just call it the male version of the nesting instinct.) Chat up your guy to feel out any of his worries or concerns.
Goodness knows you're going to be counting on him to do the same for you. It's easy to put all the focus on your baby these days -- and friends and family are probably doing the same thing.
If not, would it help to have this information in advance so you can prepare for a child with special needs?
Odds are you'll never need to act on the answers to these questions (90 to 95 percent of pregnancies result in the safe delivery of healthy babies), but you may decide you're better off being prepared than caught off guard. Your upcoming prenatal visit will include your first ultrasound.