Any woman thinking about getting pregnant in the next three to six months should start taking a daily multivitamin with 400 micrograms of folic acid says dr. Moving your body at least four to five times a week is another great way to prepare for pregnancy.
Preparing your health for a baby.
How to get healthy before trying for a baby. About three months before trying to conceive i d suggest going for a preconception check up with your doctor says batya grundland maternity care lead at women s college hospital s family practice health centre. According to the march of. Ideally before you even get pregnant.
If you re thinking of trying to conceive we ve a few tips for getting ready a guide to folic acid in pregnancy folic also known as vitamin b9 is a daily supplement to help your unborn baby s healthy development in the womb. Vigorous exercise might bring on hormone changes that make it hard for your ovaries to make or release eggs. By taking 400 micrograms mcg of folic acid a day for at least one month before you conceive and during your first trimester you can cut your chances of having a baby with neural tube defects such as spina bifida by 50 to 70 percent according to the centers for disease control and prevention cdc.
Taking a folic acid supplement is crucial. When should you start thinking about the health of your baby. Because just about every aspect of your health from the drinks you consume to the exercise you do or don t do can have an impact on your fertility and pregnancy taking stock of your lifestyle habits now before baby s on board will make your conception easier and your pregnancy safer.
Some experts suggest you get no more than 200 milligrams of caffeine a day while you re trying to get pregnant and during pregnancy. Intense running aerobics swimming or biking makes it harder to get pregnant even if. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate activity for a total of 150 minutes each week.
That s about one 12 ounce cup of coffee or four 8 ounce cups of.