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First Time Mom

I'm 21 years old and this is my first pregnancy. I'm 5 weeks and 5 days. I'm so excited yet so nervous  beacuse this was an unplanned pregnancy. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or knowledge they could share with me?
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This is my second pregnancy and it was planned and I honestly feel no more prepared with this baby than I did with my first that was unplanned just don't listen to what everyone else tells you about birth it's not something to fear we were made to have babies and just because someone else had a bad experience doesn't mean you will. Also when you have baby don't let them tell you how to parent or what to do your mom and you know best! :) Congratulations!!
I'm 21 years old as well n first time mom I know it feels really scary because we feel as if we are so young and still have so much in store for us but don't worry God won't put anything on your table you can't handle enjoy your blessings. I use too stress a lot about it parents weren't happy but they will come around.
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Do what you feel is best my first was very unplanned but honestly  don't listen to what other moms say you should be doing believe it or not you will know your child and how to handle your baby
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Enjoy every moment cause they grow fast. My first was unplanned but what a joy being a mother.  Normal to be nervous.  My own mother advice was just remember sleepless nights, 4 hourly feeds do not last forever. So don't be wishing the time away. I am on my 3 rd pregnancy. My other 2 children are 6 and 8 and it only feels like yesterday they were only babies. I have loved watching them grow and and become more independent. We have had a lot of fun. Feeling very blessed to be able to do it all again. It's the greatest gift.
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Follow your instincts, I'm on baby number 2 and both of my pregnancies were unplanned and very close together, my first born is only going to be 1 in 3 weeks. With my first pregnancy my mother in law tried to tell me I couldn't do anything and since I lived in her house I really couldn't or she would take thibgs from me or stop me from doing things, that was the biggest mistake I ever made, I was so lazy and had very little strength when I went into labor from not listening to my body and getting up and moving. This time around me and my fiancé are in our own place so I don't have anyone to tell me what I can and can't do and I am much more comfortable, I know my limits and my body let's me know when I exceed them. Just listen to your body, you will do great! And don't listen to other people's birth stories, it really is a beautiful thing.
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Thank you for all the amazing advice. I will definitely listen to my body and I will do what I need to do and not listen to what others tell me to do, other than my doctor of course lol.
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