Preconception

Preconception

If you’ve decided to get pregnant, you might be emotionally prepared to have a Baby, but is your body ready?

We understand at Women’s Health Only that the journey to falling pregnant may be more challenging for some couples. For others it’s important to ensure that a safe and happy pregnancy commences before conception.

Preconception care can make a positive difference to your health and the health of your child. The aim of preconception care is to ensure that your body is prepared for pregnancy, birth and beyond. It is a good idea to visit your health care provider to discuss options and any questions you may have.

Below are some simple steps you can undertake to improve your health before pregnancy:

  • Eat a well balanced diet
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Quit or cut down smoking cigarettes
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Limit caffeine intake
  • If you don’t have one already, start a reasonable and regular exercise routine
  • Start to take a prenatal vitamin

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