Thinking of trying to get pregnant? Read on to help prepare yourself for the healthiest pregnancy possible!
Schedule a physical
The best first step you and your partner can take when trying to conceive is scheduling an appointment with a doctor (both of you!). A physical examination will help ensure you’re both in tip-top shape, and you can discuss any questions you have about conception and pregnancy.
Adopt a healthy lifestyle
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) points out that smoking and secondhand smoke are associated with premature babies and low birth weights, increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and can contribute to asthma.
Cutting down on libations now is not only good for your baby-to-be, it is a good way to prepare your body for pregnancy.
Recreational drugs are unhealthy, especially when you’re trying to conceive. Be sure to check with your primary care physician or OB-GYN regarding prescription medications you’re taking as well.
Start taking vitamins
Know your and your partner's blood type
This important information will dictate if you’re RH positive or negative. RH disease, which is caused by incompatible blood types, can be treated during pregnancy.
Update your vaccinations
Go over your budget
Can you afford a baby? Take a detailed look at your finances and think ahead to the added expenses a baby can incur.
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