Ours was a planned pregnancy, 3 years post our wedlock when we both were absolutely sure of having a little human of our own. I was 28 and hubby was 29 and we both thought that it was the right time to join the parent’s club.
I, being the more inquisitive of the two, wanted to get every bit of knowledge to prepare my body for the following months, that i knew would consume quite a handful physically and mentally.
Here’s my guide about prepping your bodies for pregnancy and quicker recovering post-partum:
- The primary+most important agenda on my list was to visit the gynaecologist. An appointment with the doc doesn’t only have to happen if you have troubles conceiving but also before you plan on getting pregnant. This way the gynae can perform a simple blood test and ultrasound to know how your uterus is designed and what’s going on inside your body. Many conditions like PCOD/PCOS, thyroid, hypertension, RH Factor etc in you and your spouse can be ruled out and/or cured so as to make it a healthy pregnancy. You might want to check if you need any live vaccines (like chicken pox) that can’t be given during pregnancy to stay safe.
- Before getting pregnant i wanted to have a boost of all the vital nutrients and minerals that the body needs to be strong enough to handle a healthy pregnancy by taking a course of multivitamins. I took a 3 month course of the GNC multivitamins but you can refer to your doctor for the same.
- I was few kilos above my BMI mark which meant that I had to reduce weight to attain the right BMI. This is only done so that conditions like gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia etc can be avoided. I however, failed to attain my benchmark but lost few kilos which proved great help in bouncing back my weight post pregnancy and not facing any of the above mentioned conditions.
- Exercise- only a healthy body can give you a healthy baby. Exercise not only to lose weight but to stay fit and regulate your bodily functions. I religiously exercised to make my body strong enough to handle a healthy pregnancy.
- Try to aim for it at the right age. Yes, there is a right age for getting pregnant and delivering a healthy baby, for both the husband and the wife. It is firmly believed that the fertility levels of humans start declining greatly after the age of 30. Children born to parents past the appropriate age are also more susceptible to conditions related to heart, obesity + mental illnesses. This is not to cause panic in you but to create awareness about weightage of the right time.
- If you happen to be drinkers +/ smokers you and your spouse must cut down on the alcohol + smoking levels tremendously or conpletely. Heavy drinkers are said to have unhealthy sperms/lesser sperm count. The female’s chances of getting pregnant are also hindered if she drinks too often and in huge quantities.
- Staying stress-free is the key to getting quicker positive results. If you happen to stress yourself with work or worries chances are that your pregnancy gets delayed. Stay happy and orgasmic, it works great wonders.
Spread on the knowledge to those in need! Let’s help someone join the mommy club in a better way.