When you’re planning on having a baby or are preparing to see what’s involved in the stages preconception one of the best ways to get all the information so you are prepared and understand what to do is by researching it. I had a friend who she and her husband tried for 3 years and finally conceived their child and their wee one has since being born and is absolutely beautiful.
I sat down and asked her how did she do it. If I were looking to conceive what types of things can she tell me from her experience that would help me if I were looking to conceive? So she gave me some great information and an excellent starting point.
When you’re trying conceiving some of the best things you can do for yourself is sit down and research. When you are trying to conceive one of the things that will prevent you from conceiving is stress. When you are stressed out your body is going crazy you don’t know what to do with yourself, your body is in shock and your head and everything is in a million different places at once and what you should be focused on is being happy and healthy.
1. Relax… what helps you to relax? What helps you staying stress-free. Me, personally if I start feeling stressed its because I felt like I have lost control over the situation at hand and I need to get some control back by doing what I do best reading about the things I am trying to do, learning and figuring out ways I can do it better. I know there are dozens this one was just my particular favorite since I use it to track my period. I personally think that once you hit a certain age you may not want to get pregnant but you may want to start tracking everything earlier on so that way you know more about your body, your cycle and this will help you in the long run. You’ll understand when you’re ovulating and it will be routine.
2. Don’t start planning names or a room. You don’t know when you’re getting pregnant, you don’t know how long it is going to take. Everyone has names planned out but dont stress about the names now honestly you don’t have to name the baby before you take it home. You can take a little while if you’re not 100% sure. Also, if you’re planning the baby’s room well you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. There is that old wives tale I personally believe in that you shouldn’t by anything before the third trimester I think it is. I don’t know call me old fashion but I dont like jinxing my luck!
3. Look for alternative healthier ways. There are a lot of places that offer vitamins, teas etc for you and your partner to start taking before you are ready to conceive. If you start taking the vitamins earlier you’re body will be ready for a baby. You want to start also taking pre-natals before you’re pregnant. You need all the vitamins and all the health you can get for that wee one you want!
4. Sit down with your partner and choose who will stay home for how long after you’ve given birth. If you have a game plan in place before you start trying to conceive you dont have to worry about being stressed during your pregnancy.
5. Hit the gym. Whether you are over weight, underweight etc. You want to be at your maximum health and fitness. If you’re going to the gym regularly, or doing some type of excersie routine outside of the occasional walk you’ll be more fit and less likely to miscarry if you start excersizing once you find out your pregnant. You increase your chances of miscarrying if you change your routine drastically such as increasing the amount of time you spend at the gym to try to keep your body weight down. If you gain weight you gain weight. But you want to try to be fit before you’re pregnant so that way you’re period is on time,and you’re ovulating regularly. Believe it or not, being underweight and overweight effects all of that. So talk to your doctor they will help you figure out if you’re ovulating regularly, if your period is regular and the steps you can do it regulate it which will increase your chances of having a baby quicker!