Words by The Ribbon Box editorial team
You’ve done the test, maybe got the bloodwork and are still (a little) in shock. Once the news has had time to settle, it’s totally normal to start feeling a flutter of nerves. Being anxious in early pregnancy is all part of this incredible, rollercoaster ride.
At this stage, you’re likely to have a whole list of questions about your pregnancy, and how things are developing. From week six symptoms and how your embryo might be measuring, to prepping for the first scan and changing up your lifestyle, there’s a huge amount going on.
Juno Diagnostics are the partner we turn to, for support through early pregnancy. From at-home non-invasive prenatal screenings (NIPS), to a health concierge team and genetic counseling services, their services are built to provide a next generation standard of care. And all in the comfort of your own home, or wherever you are in your day-to-day.
Catching up with the wonderful team at Juno, we all agreed that early pregnancy requires a tool kit. A safe space you can tap into, when it can feel like very little is happening, pre-scans, appointments, and telling friends and family. Actually, the rapid development you and your baby are achieving is mind-blowing. But without the visuals, it can be hard to relax and trust the process.
So, in collab with Juno, here are five actionable things you can do, right now, to make early pregnancy a little easier on you, and your mindset. It’s about keeping busy, but finding calm. Booking things in, and writing stuff off. Focusing on nourishment, which comes in all forms.
You’ve got this. Let’s go.