So you’ve reached a point in your life, where you feel you’re ready to finally have a child. This moment will be the most important yet stressful time in your life as you will be bringing a new life into the world. You need to lay the groundwork and prepare properly in order to conceive. There are plenty of things you can do, to help aid the process of getting your body and mind ready. The pregnancy pre-prep stages can be taken at home where you can build on them in optimum conditions. First-time mothers should follow a set of rules and guidance to accelerate and heighten the chances of fertilization.
A general check-up
It’s by no means a mandatory requirement, but it won’t do any harm. Book an appointment to see your doctor, so that he or she can do a thorough preconception check-up. They will see whether your body is healthy and is in the right condition to become pregnant. If you have an existing medical condition, you should be concerned that this isn’t passed onto your child when they are born. Such diseases like diabetes, epilepsy and even mental issues can be long-term health concerns that your child may inherit from you. The basic things like blood pressure, weight, respiratory and joint concerns will all be measured and tested, and that information will help you decide whether now is the right time for you. If you are part of an ethnic group, you may be tested for genetic conditions such as if you’re black, you may be tested for sickle-cell anemia. Lifestyle issues such as diet, exercise and drug use or abuse will also be asked of you.
If you’ve had unprotected sex, now is the best time to get checked for any sexually transmitted diseases. Even if you feel fine, many diseases can stay dormant in your bloodstream and inflame and infect suddenly. Get your partner to have a similar sexual health check up as well for the same reasons. You will also be tested for HIV, as this stands the highest chance of being passed onto your baby in the womb. If low egg production shows up in your results, you may be recommended to speak to IVF specialists who have treatments for infertility. It can be a very costly experience, so getting into contact with the right company which offers a professional service is crucial to avoid major setbacks.
Coming off contraception
If you’re nearing your decision to go ahead with having a child, you’re going to have to think about coming off contraception in a controlled manner. If might be better to come off the pill earlier than you planned so your body’s hormonal contraception could start doing its job again without having to rely on a drug to aid it. This is, so your natural sexual organs start to function entirely on themselves, becoming stronger and healthier. Be ready to fluctuate in body size as your hormonal cycle will give you mood swings, put weight on and off, as well skin reactions to some things.
Coming off the pill, you’ll immediately realize you’re more in tune with your bodily functions and noticing when you’re ovulating will be more apparent.
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