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5 Ways to getting Body Baby-Ready

If one’s thinking about starting a family, they would like to ensure the best start in life for the baby. One has to ensure that the baby born is healthy.

5 Ways to getting Body Baby-Ready

1. See your GP

  • One needs to go in for a general health check before trying to conceive and therefore it is better to meet one’s local doctor to ascertain if one is suffering from any pre-standing disease and how it needs to be dealt with. Diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes or asthma can cause much health problems for the baby to be born.
  • Immunizations may be required and infections such as chickenpox, German measles, and hepatitis B, can indeed cause a miscarriage or birth defects to need to be prevented.
  • A blood test will reveal whether one has had the vaccination for German measles (rubella). One will get proper advice from the doctor whether it is safe to go ahead with the pregnancy.
  • If one happens to be concerned about sexually transmitted infection (STI), one needs to discuss with one’s doctor. One must get oneself screened for health issues such as hepatitis B, Chlamydia, syphilis and HIV which cane done by surgery by the local doctor. One can improve one’s chances of having a successful pregnancy.
  • One may want to discuss stopping contraception as it can involve having a coil or hormone patch removed.

2. Take supplements

  • It is no doubt good to eat healthily and at the same time, one needs to take supplements as well.
  • Folic acid supplements need to be taken as soon as one stopped making use of contraception and to start trying for a baby.
  • Once one realizes that one is pregnant, it is advisable to start taking a vitamin D supplement, which needs to be continued until breastfeeding. One must make sure one gets enough iron and calcium from one’s diet.
  • If one needs to take a daily multivitamin tablet. Ordinary multivitamin tablets can indeed contain too much vitamin A, which can damage one’s unborn baby during pregnancy.

3. Watch one’s weight

Being significantly overweight or underweight can reduce one’s fertility, as well as increasing the risk of complications when one does become pregnant.

If one is obese with a Body Mass Index of 30 or more, it is better to lose weight before one starts trying for a baby.
If one is underweight with a Body Mass Index of less than 18.5, one is more likely to have an irregular menstrual cycle

4. Rest and relax

  • One needs to avoid stress. Extreme stress and lack of sleep are both linked to infertility, so it is essential to rest and relax as much as possible.
  • Stress by itself does not cause infertility; it is associated with behaviors which can indeed impact one’s chances of conceiving, such as eating badly, weight gain (or loss) as well as insomnia.
  • If stress is affecting one’s food habits or even sleep, then it is better to talk to a trusted friend about one’s concerns. One needs to relax with a CD or try to meditate.

5. Clean up your lifestyle

Avoid smoking and drinking when pregnant. These habits can harm the baby. Cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs can indeed increase the risk of miscarriage, birth defects, and low birth-weight. At the time of pregnancy one should have regular exercies and know about what exercises to be done through exercising during pregnancy

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