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Having A Healthy Pregnancy: Preparing Yourselves

Mar 1, 2008
Having a healthy pregnancy requires taking good prenatal care of you. This is important and the earlier you start, the better. Start off by planning your pregnancy. Planning your pregnancy can mean that you and your partner have a special and beautiful time together, as you tend a garden and get it ready for a seed to sprout into a beautiful sapling. Give sufficient importance and care to your whole body and mind. Get yourself immunized for tetanus, and German measles. Ask the doctor for advice on pregnancy health, ask questions, do not be afraid, write them down on a piece of paper and ask your doctor to clear your doubts. Be truthful to him about any past miscarriages, or illegal drugs you may have taken. Follow the doctors advice and read up good books and articles that will help take you through a healthy pregnancy. Make regular visits to the doctor.

Are You On A Healthy Diet?

Diet and nutrition is important and a good diet can help reduce morning sickness. A diet rich in folic acid should be taken with supplements of folic acid tablets. The body is always in short supply of folic acid. You must start taking folic acid supplements, at least three months before you plan to conceive. Folic acid helps the babys spine, brain and skull to form healthily. Eat green leafy vegetables and fruits, iron rich food like spinach, food rich in calcium such as milk and yoghurt. Also, avoid living life on the wild side, dont drink alcohol, smoke or do drugs. They can seriously harm your baby.

History Of Family Illness

Relax its a special time for you and your partner. Exercise together, do deep breathing exercises, some yoga and some walking or swimming. Ask your partner to visit the doctor with you at preconception. If there is a family history of some illness or genetic condition, this is the best time to discuss it. Your doctor may also recommend a pill free break, before you try to conceive to enable the effects of the hormones to be eliminated from your body.

If You Are In Your Late Thirties

If you are in your mid or late thirties, the risk in a pregnancy increases, high blood pressure and gestational diabetes could be a problem in older pregnant women. Visit your doctor for regular checkups, to avoid any unwanted incidences during pregnancy period.

Its The Most Beautiful Time of Your Life-Youre Preparing For a Baby!

Finally remember, this is a time when you will look more attractive and beautiful. Do not hesitate, and buy yourself a new non restrictive wardrobe and some comfortable shoes. Enjoy this beautiful time. Here is wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy.
About the Author
Preparing to have a healthy pregnancy. is very important for pregnant women and must be looked at seriously. You must visit a doctor, start reading articles on the net or good books and have all your questions answered to have a healthy pregnancy. Other factors like morning sickness must also be taken into consideration to have good pregnancy health. Here is what you should do?
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