Posted on 02/04/2017 in Pregnancy

How To Prepare Yourself For Pregnancy: 10 Top Tips

How To Prepare Yourself For Pregnancy: 10 Top Tips

When you are planning to conceive, it is absolutely essential to prepare yourself for pregnancy. This ensures that everything goes on very well. It takes two for pregnancy to occur. Thus, even though the major work would be done by the woman, your partner should as well partake in the preparation. First and foremost, you both should schedule a pre-pregnancy visit to your health care provider to ensure that it is perfectly okay health-wise to embark on a fresh journey of procreation. Also, your mind, body and spirit need to be adequately prepared to face up to the usual challenges of pregnancy.

We have provided 10 top tips to help you prepare for a healthy and risk free pregnancy.

1. Change or modify your diet

When you are preparing for pregnancy, the first step you must take is to switch to more healthy foods.  It is absolutely essential for you to get rid of all those junk foods that make your diet unhealthy and switch to a more healthy alternatives.

Wondering why it is essential to do so? When a farmer is preparing for a planting season, he gets the ground adequately “manured' and enriched to ensure that any food planted on it, will germinate, grow and mature well.

Your body ought to be made equivalent to this fertile ground for the baby who is about to germinate in you to grow, thrive, mature and come out perfectly healthy. Let your diet be made up of organic and whole foods. Also, do not forget hormone-free and GMO-free foods.

2. Limit your exposure to toxins

A study conducted by the EWG discovered over two hundred and eighty-seven poisonous chemicals on the blood from the umbilical cord of newborns.

Among these toxins discovered by EWG, one hundred and eighty are related to cancer, two hundred and seventeen of the toxins are poisonous to the brain and the nervous system while two hundred and eight of the toxins resulted to birth defects and abnormalities.

3. Clear your Intestine

When planning for pregnancy, it is also essential that you go for fifty to eighty-billion-counts of probiotics. Go for roughly four to eight ounces of aloe vera, and 1,500 mg of L-Glutamine every day for some months before pregnancy.

4. Eat more warm foods

Expert acupuncturists think that warm foods like warm lentil or vegetable soup, stir-fried vegetables and brown rice make your womb warm and provide a better environment for conception to occur.

5. Eat gluten-free

Scientific researches show that women who have unexplained infertility frequently experience a more successful pregnancy test results when they remove gluten out of their diet.

6.  Try a few yoga poses:

Yoga postures like the following helps to open; loosen up and nourish a woman’s reproductive organ:

  • Legs up the wall
  • Double pigeon poses
  • Lie back bound angle pose
  • Open leg and frontward bend
  • Butterfly poses
  • Hip circles and so on!

7. Get rid of stress

Stress can boost the level of cortisol in your body, suppress ovulation and result to a low sperm count and a decreased sexual arousal. Stress as well makes your body tighter and this can decline your energy and result to constriction of your blood vessel plus a minimal blood flow.

8. Get frequent acupuncture

Acupuncture is great when you are planning for pregnancy. It:

  • Boosts the function of your ovary and ensures that it produces healthier eggs.
  • Helps in the regulation of hormones and helps to yield additional number of follicles
  • Boosts flow of blood to your womb and makes your uterine walls thicker for better implantation.
  • It helps to relax your muscles and reduce your stress levels
  • It boost your success rate with IVF pregnancy treatment

9. Harbor more positive thinking

Be positive about your possibility to get pregnant if you are planning for pregnancy. You can affect your ability to conceive by harboring negative thoughts about your capacity to conceive. When you are thinking, oh, it won’t be possible, I am already too old or I won’t make it this time, you may be hindering your pregnancy success rates.

10. Have sex during your fertile window

When you are planning for pregnancy, it is obvious you’d have sex. Yes, but doing it at the right time ensures that your ability to conceive is much of a fun than a struggle or hassles.

Also, do not forget to visit your doctor for checkups; to get Pap smear and breast check. If you decide to go for vaccines ensure that you stay up to date.

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