Bringing a child in this world needs some preparation. Most people start by saving for the imminent expenses that are bound to happen once the baby is born. Diapers, nanny, feed, medicines, etc. All these become a part of the daily routine which needs absolute attention. However, before thinking of getting pregnant, it is important to take care of the body and mind so as to give your baby a good start right from the beginning, even before she is born.
So, if you and your partner are planning to get pregnant, we are giving you a list of few things that you should start with:
Health Check-Up For Healthy Pregnancy
Needless to say, a healthy body can only provide in a better way to an unborn child. In order to ensure that, it is absolutely important to consult your doctor for an overall medical routine check-up. Often our body comes in contact with various infections and in order to fight with them, it develops antibodies. Many a times these infections may or may not exhibit any symptoms. As a result, our body silently fights these invading pathogens and protects us from the inside.
However, if you planning to conceive then the equation changes a bit. Such infections may not cause you any symptoms, but the fetus may get damaged. This may cause one to miscarry or worse, damage the fetus and thus hampering its normal development into a healthy baby.
So start consulting your gynecologist at least three months before you start trying to get pregnant. In this way, your doctor will get a minimum of three menstrual cycles to study and suggest better. Along with this, get the blood tests done as advised by the doctor so that hormonal levels in the body can be measured and corrected, if needed.
Say No To Stress
Stress comes naturally to us, and we all understand that. However, at this stage, you might want to stop thinking about ‘what if’s‘ in order to reduce unnecessary stress in your life.
Often we hear that a happy mind reflects its glow on the face. And, this is 100% true!
Stop doing something which has always got you all worked up. Or, if you cannot stop then find out another way of doing it. Identify the root cause of your stress and try to work around that.
You should know that there are some ‘happiness’ hormones in your body, which when released give a feel-good feeling to you. Serotonin is the key hormone among them. An increase in its level in the blood prevents depression, negative feelings, thus, promotes happiness and the feeling of contentment.
So, if you are feeling low then think of the happy memories or take a walk in the sunshine. You may also get yourself a glass of warm milk which is known to contain Tryptophan. This is converted into Serotonin when ingested by our body.
Get Yourself A Period Tracker App
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These days we are completely dependent on our smartphones. With numerous apps and widgets, the whole world is right under our thumb at all times.
Gone are the days when you had to mark the dates on your calendar. Now, with a simple click, you can mark your dates for a month in a period tracker app and forget all worries. It will analyse the data and notify you of all the dates that you should keep in mind.
For instance, the days when you are supposed to be ovulating. At this time of your menstrual cycle, you are at the peak of your fertility and have the maximum chances of getting pregnant. This is somewhere around 12-14 days from your first day of appearance of the period. Trying to conceive at this time may give you the best results.
Ayurvedic Upchar For Those Who Are Planning To Get Pregnant
Ayurveda emphasizes that in order to have a healthy reproductive system, it is of utmost importance to take care of the whole body in its entirety.
Bring The Baby In A Happy World
When you are happy, the one growing inside you would also imbibe the same happiness.
So, start with your preparations and plans of conceiving only when you are 100% ready. Jitters and cold feet are completely normal when something so big is about to happen in your life. So, talk to your partner. Help each other with their apprehensions so as to drive away any fear of unknown.
Educate yourself from trusted sources only. Do not follow the internet blindly. No two pregnancies are same so someone else’s complications might not be relevant for you.
It is always best to consult your doctor. Flood him/her with all your queries. Your doctor should be the one helping away with your qualms and queries.
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