Your Outlook on Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a special miracle. Whether it was a natural conception or an assisted conception, it is still a miracle. There is nothing as exciting or life changing that you will ever experience.
The good news is that once you are pregnant, chances are good that you will have a healthy pregnancy. All of the planning and preparation you've put into getting healthy and staying healthy will help you ensure that your pregnancy and baby have a good start.
If you conceived with the help of technology you may find that people in the medical field view your pregnancy differently. They may look at your pregnancy as what is called a “premium pregnancy.” This term usually applies to a pregnancy where medical assistance was necessary because you may not be able to go out and just get pregnant again. This can actually work to your detriment. This may lead to unnecessary medical intervention. Discuss this phenomenon and use the information you get when deciding on a practitioner.
Remember that pregnancy is a natural state of being, no matter how you got pregnant. Your body does know how to be pregnant. Listen to the cues your body is sending you and respond accordingly. Use the team of care professionals you've assembled to help you look and feel positively toward your pregnancy. The power of positive thinking will take you far on the pregnancy and parenting pathway.