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How to prepare for motherhood


If you think it’s time for you to start a family and you are prepared for the responsibility of a new member in your life, there are a few other things that you should consider before you start expanding your family:

Preconception counseling - Before you start trying for the baby, it’s always a good idea to go for preconception counseling. Your gynaecologist is the first person you should see before you start planning a child. It’s always a good idea to get a physical examination done before you start panicking if it takes time for you to conceive.

Also, fertility issues among men and women seem to be on a rise and it’s always advisable to get a complete health check done before you lose time wondering what’s going wrong every month. Sometimes, small problems can be cured by simple medication.

Diet and nutrition - A balanced diet is essential while trying to conceive. Green leafy vegetables, like spinach, rich in iron and calcium should be a part of your daily meal. You might also want to cut down your caffeine intake and other fatty food. Prenatal vitamins like Folic Acid are a must-have while trying to conceive.


Exercise - Regular exercise is as important as any other factor that helps you during conception. It is also important that you keep weight gain under a check and there’s nothing better than exercise that will help you do that. Wondering how much is enough? You might find some answers here.

Lifestyle changes – Whether it’s your diet or exercise or just switching to a healthy lifestyle, this might be the best time to do it. This is also a good time to give up smoking and drinking, not only is it healthy to do so but it’ll also prepare you for your pregnancy. If you are thinking about just cutting it down, that might not be enough. You might also want to encourage your partner to give up smoking.


De-stress – The last thing that will help you during this period is stress. Studies actually suggest that stress can get in the way when you are trying to get pregnant. A lot of us wait for the ‘right time’ to start a family and when we think it is the right time and it doesn’t happen, then we start to stress. Stress is not good for you, emotionally, psychologically and physically. It’s essential that you enjoy the baby-making process. De-stress and enjoy your lovemaking, this might be one of the best times in your sex-life because you don’t have to worry about contraception.

1 Responses to “How to prepare for motherhood”

Joan said...
21 December 2011 at 21:40

Quitting smoking and drink is very important!Many people keep smoking and drinking even though they have decided to have babies. And finally the babies turn out to be defected.replique prada sacs


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