A positive pregnancy test can send your world spinning, especially if you’re still in school. Fortunately, there are ways you can adjust your lifestyle and workload to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Consider these three tips.

Pregnant? Adjust Your Eating Habits.

Our body and brain are fueled by the food and drink we give it. You may find yourself more hungry than usual, especially during the first trimester when your body is changing to accommodate the baby. As you pack your lunches and snacks, choose foods that will increase concentration and boost your energy. Consider these healthy foods:

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Eggs
  • Hummus
  • Oatmeal
  • Oranges
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Yogurt

Healthy eating habits, coupled with great exercise habits, will help you feel refreshed while you’re pregnant and still in school.

Pregnant? Talk to Your Teachers.

Your teachers and administrators want to see you succeed! If they know that you’re pregnant, they may be able to work with you during difficult pregnancy periods or when you have to visit the doctor. If you feel comfortable telling them you’re pregnant, it can release any unnecessary anxiety you have about getting schoolwork done or failing classes.

Pregnant? Tweak Your Schedule.

If you’re in college, you can choose classes that best fit your needs – morning, afternoon, evening, or online classes. This can be extremely helpful if you have morning sickness and your most productive hours are in the evening. Don’t be afraid to adjust your schedule to help you thrive during your pregnancy and at school.

Women’s Clinic of Atlanta is Here for You

Whether you need a free, lab-certified pregnancy test or you’d like to talk to someone about how to have this conversation with your teacher, the Women’s Clinic of Atlanta team is here for you. Our friendly medical professionals can answer your questions and help you find a way to finish school while pregnant. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment: 404-377-6640 (Decatur) or 404-937-3334 (Johns Creek).