Getting Ready: How to Prepare for Pregnancy [A Guide for Women Trying to Conceive]

You may wonder if there are ways to prepare your body for pregnancy or even ask how to prepare for pregnancy? 

Right now, you have finally decided to get pregnant. That is a massive step for you and your partner, as you add another being into your loving family. 

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Here are some ways and tips that can help you prepare your body for pregnancy. 

Getting yourself checked

The key to knowing how to prepare for pregnancy is by asking and consulting to the right person, that is a doctor. Since pregnancy is something that both you and your partner need to participate in, your partner also needs to have a check-up for themselves. In this examination, both of you will be asked about your families' medical histories since this will then plan for healthy pregnancies. 

Stopping your birth control

In preparing your body for pregnancy, one crucial thing to do is stop doing or take your birth control forms. If you're taking birth control pills, it is likely that you can get pregnant fast, although some may even get pregnant after a few months off the medication.

Taking your vitamins and veggies

If you want to know how to prepare for pregnancy, you need to start eating many kinds of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables every day. It would help if you also reduce your fat intake. Eat foods that are rich in iron and calcium. You can also take multivitamin supplements. Just make sure that you don't overdo with vitamins A or D. 

Getting Ready: How to Prepare for Pregnancy [A Guide for Women Trying to Conceive]
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Getting Ready: How to Prepare for Pregnancy [A Guide for Women Trying to Conceive]

It is recommended for dads that you take many folic acids, zinc, and vitamin C since these are important for your production of sperm and its quality.

Exercising, and being mindful of your weight

Weight is vital in preparing your body for pregnancy. Being too heavy increases the risks of high blood pressure, diabetes, oversize babies, and c-sections. Too thin or light is at risk of fertility problems, going into preterm labor, a low-birth-weight baby, or becoming anemic. 

So, another thing to know how to prepare for pregnancy is by being physically active. It boosts your energy, helps you sleep, improves your mood, and can help in dealing with stress. 

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Stopping your vices

If you are a smoker or your partner is, this is the time to quit it. And it would be best if you also said goodbye to alcohol. A woman smoker is less fertile and can face many health problems, not just for her but also for her baby. Those who drink alcohol can face an increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, and congenital disabilities. Alcohol can also bring down sperm counts. 

Knowing what foods are good and safe

Experts say that for those who are trying to get pregnant, they need to stay away from raw fish, fish that are high in mercury, undercooked meat or seafood, deli meats, lightly cooked eggs, raw milk, cheeses, and juices, raw vegetable sprouts, and herbal teas. Also, it would help if you lessen your caffeine intake. 

There are many things to consider and how to prepare for pregnancy and prepare your body for pregnancy. But with preparations like these, you can assure yourself of a healthy pregnancy. 

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