Our preconception checklist will review the articles on conception to ensure that you have everything in place to successfully fall pregnant.
- Track your monthly cycle
By doing this you will only increase the chances of knowing exactly when you will be ovulating. This will increase your chances of successfully falling pregnant.
- Control your weight
The easiest way to do this is to follow a healthy diet and to exercise on a regular basis. Having a healthy body will not only increase your chances of conception but will also help through the later stages of your pregnancy should you be successful in falling pregnant.
- Stop drinking alcohol and caffeine
Too much caffeine and alcohol are bad for you, even if you’re not pregnant or planning on falling pregnant.
- Stop smoking
Your body will always store the harmful substances in cigarettes. This may lower the chances of falling pregnant, as well as possibly harm your baby.
- Start taking a course of prenatal vitamins
This will be more beneficial to you and your baby as you prepare your body for pregnancy. They will supply your body with all the vitamins and nutrients to help both you and your baby through the pregnancy.
- Know your blood types
Should you and your partner have blood types that are not compatible, this may lead to some complications during your pregnancy, such as Anemia or RH disease.
- Find out your HIV status
Should you in fact be infected with the HIV virus, blood tests will establish this before hand, your healthcare provider can prescribe drugs to try and prevent the spread of the HIV virus through to your baby.
In our pregnancy video section we have a whole range of videos for you to watch which cover a whole range of subjects, from general pregnancy, complications, newborn care and even beauty.
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