Its important to think about foods, habits, medical conditions and medications for you and your baby’s health prior to conception. Understanding how to balance your diet and manage health conditions before pregnancy will give you and your baby the best start in life.
Talking to other people about their pregnancy experiences and pregnancy planning can help to give you ideas about steps you can take for your own pregnancy. Talking to a GP or healthcare professional, family and friends can help to make you feel supported in those early stages especially If you are struggling to conceive, contact your GP and visit the NHS website for more support and information.
Give your body the best chance of conceiving by aiming to get into a healthy weight range, eat a balanced diet and consider taking pre-natal supplements. Consuming less alcohol and quitting smoking will also help prepare you and your partners body before conception. Think about making a well being plan for your pregnancy.
Being active by doing regular moderate exercise before and after you get pregnant can help you have a healthy pregnancy and birth. It has also been shown that labour is easier for women who are active during pregnancy and staying active can help to boost your mood and lessen your risk of stress and depression. For ideas of exercises you can do visit -
In preparation to conceive it can be important to take notice more of your bodily changes and monthly cycle. Why not keep a diary of the changes you go through leading up to and after menstruation and record the dates accurately. If you feel you are struggling to conceive you will then have an accurate record to take to the GP.