Find Your Ideal Weight
During the preconception phase, try to be neither underweight nor overweight. Moms-to-be who are underweight tend to have lower birth weight babies. And if you are extra lean—with low body fat percentages—you may have a harder time than usual conceiving. Women who are overweight tend to have problems with regular ovulation and would do best to get down to ideal weight as reasonably as possible. Medical experts advise a steady weight loss goal of one to two pounds per week until an ideal weight is attained.
These guidelines for healthy preconception eating will help you develop a diet that's nutritionally sound and aids in reaching your ideal weight.
Enjoy this special time in your life! Becoming a mother will allow you to fully appreciate how truly unique it is to be a woman. We are so blessed to be able to take on such an active role in the creation process. The act of procreation, of pregnancy, of nursing, and of child-rearing is deeply moving and profoundly physical. Celebrate the way your body is designed. Enjoy your strong legs, and make them even stronger pre-pregnancy by walking around your neighborhood every night. It'll prepare you for chasing your toddler in a few years! Delight in your muscular arms. Lift lightweight barbells every couple days, swim laps, or play basketball. Keep them strong in preparation for countless hours of holding that babe close.