Whether you are preparing and planning for pregnancy or are having trouble conceiving, preconception care is a high priority.
Good pregnancy planning will nourish your eggs, uterus, and other reproductive organs in order to increase fertility, increase your odds of getting pregnant, have a healthy, uncomplicated pregnancy, and conceive the healthiest baby possible.
Optimal preconception health while planning pregnancy, before conceiving, will help prevent miscarriages, low birth weight, premature birth, and birth defects.
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It’s a good idea to begin preconception care several months before actually trying to conceive. One reason is because it takes about 3-4 months for your eggs and his sperm to reach maturity.
How long to get pregnant depends on many factors. So if you have already begun TTC, don't fret. Just start now.
It may also take several months to rid yourself of your bad habits. So take the time necessary to ensure your best reproductive health. You’ll be glad you did.
This planning pregnancy checklist is in no particular order, just start where you’d like according to your needs and lifestyle.
Kick bad habits: It can sometimes take longer than you think to break such habits as nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, and recreational drugs. Not to mention that it takes a while for your body to eliminate these and other chemicals from your system.
Also read more about the affects of smoking and fertility and alcohol and fertility on your reproductive system.
Ideal Weight: Discover the weight and fertility connection. Boost fertility and increase chance of getting pregnant by losing just 5% to 10% of body fat weight. Kick-start ovulation, end irregular periods, and regulate hormone imbalance with preconception weight loss or gain.
Nutrition: First, folic acid supplement or folate (also called vitamin B9) is the most essential pre-conception vitamin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 400 mcg folic acid per day before and during pregnancy will help to prevent birth defects like neural tube defects and spina bifida.
Promote uncomplicated pregnancy and increase chances of getting pregnant with a preconception fertility diet.
Cleansing: A fertility cleanse is one of the best ways to increase fertility by eliminating chemicals and toxins from the body.
Stop Birth Control: Ok, it's obvious that you need to stop your birth control method. But, you should come off the pill and other forms of birth control a few months before actually TTC. Getting pregnant after the pill can sometimes take a while, as your body readjusts and learns how to ovulate on its own. But sometimes, you can get pregnant right away. So make sure you use another temporary form of birth control such as foam and condoms until you are ready to try to have a baby.
Endocrine disruptors: Endocrine disruptors and estrogenic chemicals can cause hormone imbalances and other fertility problems.
Try to avoid chemicals such as:
Along with over-proccessed foods that contain chemical preservatives such as canned food, prepackaged food, fast food, and so on.
Herbs, teas, and blends: Improve and restore fertility with natural fertility herbs and supplements.
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Stretch marks: Why wait until you get stretch marks to do something about them? It's much easier to minimize them before even trying to conceive.
Breast feeding: Want to breastfeed your little one? Still trying to decide? Thinking about and learning how to breastfeed now helps to eliminate undo stress later when you are actually doing it.
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Don't take your health for granted. Preconception care and planning pregnancy are important.
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