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LIFESTYLE TIPS while preparing to get pregnant.

Post by on Saturday, October 9, 2021

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It’s important to prepare your body and adjust your lifestyle to maximise your chances of conception. Here are some tips that can make a difference.
 
1-Drink enough water.
When trying to conceive it is very important to drink lots of water (about 8-10 cups a day). This helps the kidneys to flush out waste products from the body and increases fertile quality cervical fluid.
 
2.Avoid alcohol.
Avoid or strictly limit alcohol intake as this reduces fertility.
3-Avoid caffeine products.
Caffeine is thought to restrict the growth of a developing baby by constricting blood vessels and reducing blood flow to the uterus. Current advice is to limit caffeine intake to below 300mg per day, equivalent to 4 cups of instant coffee, 3 cups of fresh coffee or 6 cups of tea.
 
4-Avoid smoking
You have a 40% lower chance of getting pregnant if you smoke.
 
5- Exercise routinely
Women who exercise regularly are less likely to experience the uncomfortable side effects of pregnancy (back pain, piles, swollen ankles, etc), to have excessive weight gain and more likely to feel good about their changing body. A fit, healthy body is also more likely to cope better with child birth. Find a balance though because excessive amounts of exercise can lead to fertility problems such as irregular periods and anovulatory cycles (cycles where ovulation does not occur).
 
6-Avoid stress.
There are so many people who worry excessively about becoming pregnant and once they release that stress, their body reacts to the new peace by creating a new life. So try not to worry and enjoy the fun of trying to conceive.
 
7-Add supplements to diet.
Taking supplements , especially folic acid tablets daily when trying to conceive helps.
 
8-Treat any STDs earlier.
Make sure that you have been properly screened for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Pelvic inflammatory disease is common amongst women with the number-one cause being an untreated sexually transmitted disease.
 

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