10 Pregnancy planning tips How to prepare for baby
A BABY COMES WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND SO ONE SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR IT.
WHAT SHOULD YOU KEEP IN MIND IF PLANNING FOR PREGNANCY?
Pregnancy should be planned. A few things should be kept in mind before you get pregnant.
10 TIPS IF YOU ARE PLANNING FOR PREGNANY
1. PRE-CONCEPTIONAL CHECK UP
Visit your Gynaecologist for check-up.
Doctor will examine you and advise a few routine tests.
Need Pelvic examination for vaginal discharge, to rule out PID
2. FOLIC ACID
Doctor will prescribe daily folic acid tablets.
Folic acid be started at least three months before pregnancy.
3. PROPER BALANCED DIET
Start taking nutritious balanced diet
Daily intake of fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, and dairy products.
Avoid junk foods
Check Vit D level in both tpartners
4. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
High BMI may lead to several complications
Difficulty in conceiving & risk of high blood pressure in pregnancy is more.
Miscarriage, risk of diabetes in pregnancy is more
5. QUIT SMOKING AND ALCOHOL
Smoking and alcohol intake leads to complications
Miscarriage, birth defects, premature birth, low baby weight
Sperm count and quality in male partner decrease.
6. DENTAL CHECKUP
Its very important to maintain your dental hygiene.
Hormones during pregnancy may cause your gums to become red, swollen
Meditation and prenatal yoga helps you to connect with your baby.
It reduces anxiety and depression
It helps to cope up with the stress, enabling you to relax peace of mind.
8. UNDERSTAND THE FERTILE PERIOD
Calculate your fertile period, the days in which you should have intercourse.
Calculate the ovulation days to predict the most fertile days.
9. LIMIT YOUR CAFFEINE INTAKE
Too much tea or coffee can harm you.
It may also increase your blood pressure which may have negative effect on your overall health.
10. CHECK YOUR FINANCES
Check on your savings and finances.
Having a baby will increase your expenses from day one.
Talk to your insurance company about maternity and insurance cover of baby.
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