If you have decided you are ready to become a mother, congratulations! It is an exciting prospect and a new stage in your life. While there are plenty of decisions to make once you become pregnant about your health care and delivery, you should be focusing now on being healthy and ready for pregnancy. Here are a few ways to plan for your upcoming conception:
- Be healthy. Don’t wait to get the news that you are pregnant to start caring for your body. You can make your body ready for that new life now by eating healthy and exercising. Also, now is the time to start cutting out those vices that you shouldn’t do when you are pregnant such as caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.
- Schedule a routine OB/GYN visit. To get started on the right foot, meet with a local OB/GYN to have a routine exam and discuss your upcoming pregnancy plans. They can ensure you are healthy and ready to conceive, plus give you advice on proactively becoming pregnant. Make sure to ask about any supplements like folic acid that you should begin taking and changes to your diet. This is also a good time to begin interviewing for an OB/GYN to handle your prenatal care and delivery.
- Keep positive. Just because you are ready to be pregnant right now, doesn’t mean it will happen right away. Don’t stress or be worried if after a few months you are still not pregnant. Eat healthy, exercise and stay positive!
One of the most important aspects of a healthy pregnancy is having a medical professional on your side you can trust. Keep your OB/GYN in the loop while you’re trying to get pregnant and once you conceive, seek their services to ensure a healthy pregnancy and birth.
Posted on behalf of
Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.
699 Church Street #220
Marietta, GA 30060