Did you know for a healthy pregnancy, many doctors recommend a 3 to 4 month preparation period? While trying to conceive, it’s a good time to start taking prenatal vitamins and to develop good nutrition and eating habits. It will ensure that you and your baby will have all the essential nutrients from the moment of conception and throughout your pregnancy. For the rest of the article on getting pregnant and more on fertility, click Getting Pregnant.
If you suspect that you may be pregnant, be sure to take the recommended daily allowance of folic acid. Folic acid has been proven to prevent some birth defects if taken in early pregnancy.
Keep a journal and write down questions for each of your visits to the OB/GYN and remember that there is no such thing as a stupid question. If it’s worth asking, it’s worth answering. A pregnancy journal becomes a special keepsake in the life of a new mother.
Don’t try to do too much. Pregnant women seem to think that they have to keep up the same pace as they did before they were pregnant. First off you’ll only frustrate yourself and your partner. Getting plenty of rest and allowing others to pitch in and help, not only releases frustrations, but can help with morning sickness and pregnancy headaches. Pampering in pregnancy is a necessity.