PRE-CONCEPTION CHECKLIST


Healthy pregnancy starts when you get positive test result. But healthy pregnancy demands some thing before you conceive. Here are some pre-conception checklist that helps you what to do before you get pregnant and what steps you are taken to make your experience as joyful and healthy as possible. Carry this checklist with you to keep track your efforts;

  • Consult your health care doctor several months before your planning to conceive. Both you and your partner should take the advice. It will help you to prevent pregnancy complications or prematurity and even birth defects.
  • Tell your adviser about any chronic health conditions like genital herpes or diabetes etc, that may impact on your pregnancy.
  • Discuss with your doctor about any prescription or drug that you are taking. Ask whether they should be discontinued or altered.
  • To check the immunity to childhood diseases like rubella or chickenpox, doctor ask you for blood test. Advice you to vaccinated if necessary for you.
  • Discuss with your doctor about job related hazards like heavy lifting, exposure to chemical or poor air quality etc. which may impact to developing fetus
  • Parental vitamins and folic acid should be taken 3 to 6 months before you plan to conceive
  • Cut off bad habits like smoking or alcohol because it is very harmful for the baby.
  • Avoid fats and sweets. Also avoid artificial sweeteners and highly processed foods.
  • Take protein enrich foods like beef, white meat, fish etc. Also take whole grain products avoid white flour or bakery items.
  • Drink plenty of water, juices or milk. Cut down caffeinated beverages and soft drinks.
  • Engage yourself into pre-pregnancy workouts it helps you to conceive easily.
  • Fertility boosting yoga poses are also helpful for conception.
  • Keep track on your menstrual cycle. It will help you to estimate your ovulation time frame, when you are more fertile and have chances to conceive.
  • If you have necessary any dental work undone, then make it your priority because X-rays are completely avoided during pregnancy.
  • If you are overweight or have obesity or even underweight than you have facing a problem in ovulation process, so maintain your healthy weight.

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