Check that smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your home are working. Place at least one smoke detector on each level of your home and in halls outside of bedrooms. Have an escape plan in case of fire.
Obtain a weapon lockbox if there is a gun in the home.
Get the flu vaccine by the end of October before the season peaks.
The flu shot is recommended during pregnancy to protect both you and your baby, as it is not approved for infants younger than 6 months.
Ideally, the flu shot should be given by the end of October. In the U.S., flu activity often begins to increase in October and November. Most of the time, flu activity peaks between December and February, and it can last as late as May.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding can safely receive any form of the inactivated flu vaccine at any point during the flu season (typically October through May) and during any trimester of their pregnancy.
I still get fatigued pretty easily. When will I start to have more energy?
Fatigue during early pregnancy typically lessens around the start of the 2nd trimester and often returns in the 3rd trimester.
Although pregnancy fatigue is usually normal, there are some underlying conditions that may cause this symptom. Call your OB provider with any unrelenting fatigue or concerning symptoms.
Is it safe for me to travel during my pregnancy?
Many healthcare providers are advising against travel during the pandemic, especially during pregnancy. Traveling may increase your risk of being infected with the coronavirus. Consult your healthcare provider and check the guidelines from your local and federal health officials before making any travel plans.
Under normal circumstances, domestic travel is usually safe until 36 weeks and international travel is usually safe until 28 weeks.
There are certain circumstances when it may not be safe for pregnant women to travel. You should always check with your provider before planning any travel during your pregnancy.