How To Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy

How To Prepare Your Body For PregnancyYour body becomes a temple when trying to prepare for pregnancy. Anything that you can do to make it a habitable place for a baby is essential, especially as you get older.

If you’re looking to get pregnant, then preparing your body is an important step and a way to maximize your chances in your fertility journey. Here are some helpful tips to prepare your body for pregnancy.

Speak to your doctor

First and foremost, give your doctor a call. It’s important to get to grips with how your fertility is looking from a personal perspective.

While many people will have an easy journey into fertility, it’s sadly not the case for everyone and it’s always good to be informed about your options and how easy it will be to get pregnant for the first time.

There are of course, many factors that play into getting pregnant, and for a lot of women, one of the main challenges comes with age. Regardless of your age though, getting in touch with a doctor should be your first port of call.
Start taking folic acid
Folic acid should be something you’re taking from the moment you know you want to start trying. This is an important part of your pregnancy because not only does it get your body prepared, it’s also vital for the baby’s development in the womb.

Pregnant women require around 600 mcg per day, so having this in the form of a tablet on a daily basis is a habit to get into when falling pregnant.

Eat well and exercise

How To Prepare Your Body For PregnancyBe sure to eat well and exercise when it comes to preparing your body for pregnancy. It’s important to feel good in yourself because pregnancy for many can be one that’s challenging on the body.

From morning sickness to carrying around several pounds of baby weight on your belly, there’s a lot of hardship that’s faced by a woman when she goes through pregnancy. Preparing your body by eating well and getting in daily exercise, will help you when it comes to your pregnancy and labor.

Stop drinking and smoking

Bad habits are something you want to stop before you get pregnant. The effects of alcohol and smoking on a growing baby can be life-threatening, if not extremely damaging. It’s something you should think carefully about before getting pregnant, especially if you’re addicted to either.

If you need pregnancy support, there are a lot of services out there, especially if you’re looking to quit habits like drinking alcohol and smoking.

Look after your mental wellbeing

Finally, pregnancy is a long journey – for many it’s nine months, and for some, a few days or weeks beyond that. Being pregnant for that long can take a toll on your mental health, as well as the hormones that are flowing through your body.

With that being said, make sure you look after your mental health. Don’t neglect your body or mind when preparing yourself for pregnancy.

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About Lauren

Lauren is the Content & Community Manager for Wellness Force Media. According to Lauren, wellness is about finding gratitude and joy in doing any type of physical or self-care activity that we love. Wellness means providing ourselves with self-love, good nutrition, and the inner peace that our individual minds and bodies need.

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