Have both of you decided to start a family of late? It could be that both of you have settled down in your respective careers and now it’s the perfect time to welcome your bundle of joy in the house. That’s amazing, but the would-be-mom should be careful about certain things before she conceives to ensure a healthy & safe pregnancy. Here are the tips that you would follow when you are planning prepare for pregnancy.
1. Visit you gynecologist
When you are planning to get pregnant, you must make sure to visit your gynecologist for a thorough check-up. The doctor will tell you that how much your body is ready to conceive and what are the changes required in your lifestyle. You will be informed on the medications & vaccinations as well as a proper diet to be followed for a strong, safe and fit body.
2. Check oral health
You must know that unhealthy gum can lead to premature or malnourished baby. Thus, you should maintain healthy gums and start practicing oral hygiene religiously to assure healthy pregnancy. You must visit your dentist to fix any oral problem you might have, immediately.
3. Stop drinking & smoking
While smoking & drinking are strictly not allowed when one has conceived but you should start giving up on them when you are trying for pregnancy as well. Alcohol and tobacco ruin the body making it less safe for the little one as you conceive. In fact, excessive drinking & smoking might raise the miscarriage risks. The good part is that if you try to quit smoking & drinking from now, you won’t be suffering from the cravings as you conceive.
4. Cut down on caffeine
You must make sure to cut down on caffeine as well when you are planning to get pregnant. You must not consume more than two cups coffee a day. It’s because excessive coffee on a regular basis makes it difficult to conceive.
5. Healthy diet
Healthy diet is a must when you are planning to conceive soon. Cut down on junk intake & focus more on lean protein, whole grains, leafy vegetables & fruits. Healthy diet as you are planning to conceive, eliminates risks of diabetes during pregnancy.
6. Shed excess weight
Obesity during pregnancy leads to several health issues like preeclampsia and gestational diabetes hence you must check your weight from now- obviously it won’t be smart to lose weight once you conceive.
Akin to healthy eating exercise is a must, even if you are not obese. Exercise helps in proper blood circulation that further ensures proper channelization of vitamins & nutrients throu8ghout the body.
8. Check mental health
You cannot expect a healthy fertility if you are not healthy mentally. Thus, if you are feeling depressed, stressed or unhappy lately, don’t hesitate to talk to a counselor.
9. Ovulation calendar
Use online ovulation calendar to identify your fertile days.
10. Adieu to birth-control pill
Bid goodbye to your contraception pill.