Get Your Body Baby-Ready
Reach a healthy weight
Being overweight or underweight can make it harder to conceive. Your weight affects whether your ovaries release eggs each month or ovulate. Gaining weight also increases your chances of developing certain health problems during pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia, a form of high blood pressure. Losing or gaining weight before getting pregnant may make it easier to conceive. Eat healthy and exercise regularly. Don't worry if you're overweight or trying to cut your height in half. Losing a few pounds helps.
It is important to start taking prenatal vitamins before conception. Why? Unless you get your period, you likely won't know you're pregnant. It's been a few weeks since the baby started growing. If you wait that long to take your vitamins, you may be missing out on important protection.
Consume at least 400 micrograms of folic acid daily. Helps prevent birth defects of the baby's brain and spine. Prenatal vitamins also contain iron, which is good for both of you. Supports baby's muscle growth and helps avoid anemia when the body's red blood cell count is low. , muscles, nerves and heart.
However, before you start taking supplements, talk to your doctor about which supplements are right for you and how much.
Some, such as pesticides, solvents, and fertilizers, can make pregnancy difficult or harm your baby after conception. Please give me. Talk to your doctor about what is safe and what to avoid. If your job exposes you to harmful substances such as radiation, mercury, or lead, ask your employer how you can protect yourself or see if you can change your job duties. Consult a doctor
The OB/GYN will make sure you are healthy and explain any health issues and medications you are taking. We also discuss diet, exercise, and other habits. They will prescribe prenatal vitamins and keep vaccines up to date.
If you have medical conditions such as high blood pressure, depression, diabetes, or seizure disorders, talk to your doctor and tell them you are planning to become pregnant. I may tell you to manage. If you are taking medications, it is recommended that you switch to medications that are safe for pregnant women. However, do not stop taking the medicine without your doctor's permission.
Quit bad habits
Stop using tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs as they can cause birth defects and other serious health problems.
Use before trying to conceive. Before you know you're pregnant, you risk harming your baby.
Talk to your doctor if you need help quitting smoking or drinking. There is a program that makes it a little easier.
11 Jan 2023