Preparing for Pregnancy

Dec 07, 2009 | Fertility Care
Notice that the title of this blog post is “preparing” for pregnancy – NOT “planning” a pregnancy. You can plan a wedding, plan a party, plan your summer vacation – you can’t plan a pregnancy. You can be prepared for a pregnancy. By preparing you will optimize your chances. Depending on your medical history, you will also be able to improve your chances of having a healthy pregnancy. When you plan for a trip – what do you do? Well, some of us make a “to do list.” You check things off on your to do list – to make sure your trip is as uneventful as possible and you don’t forget anything that can put your trip in jeopardy. For example, you are going on Safari to Africa. What do you do beforehand? You get all the recommended vaccinations for each of the countries you are visiting. If you have this mentality when preparing for a pregnancy, you will hopefully increase your chances of having a healthy pregnancy. I am starting your “To Do List” for planning your pregnancy: Start taking folic acid. If a prenatal vitamin is too much to swallow right now – just take folic acid....