Our top 5 ways to prepare for pregnancy
You are a busy, hard-working woman who is prepared for whatever the office, friendships, or your significant other throws at you. You feel ready for anything, but are you ready for pregnancy? Even if getting pregnant isn’t part of your short-term plan, you should still keep your body healthy and ready, just in case.
1. Make a pre-baby bucket list
2. Take folic acid every day, starting before you get pregnant
3. Get to a healthy weight
Just think about ways to move your body that feel good and are fun for you. Try a yoga session, take a salsa class, or just take your dog on an extra-long walk. Sustaining healthy movement is only possible if you’re doing something that you enjoy.
Getting pregnant and having a child is a joyous time, but any mother will tell you that it inherently comes with a huge dose of stress. Learning to manage and deal with stress before pregnancy will prepare you for the fun, but stressful periods of pregnancy and motherhood.
5. Talk to your doctor
If you’re not already seeing your primary care physician or gynecologist annually, now is the time to start, not after you become pregnant. Many common conditions can affect pregnancy, including asthma, diabetes, and obesity. Working with a professional to control these conditions before pregnancy will improve your baby’s health.
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