Preparing Your Mind, Body, and Spirit for Pregnancy
If you are thinking about conception, or not taking steps to avoid it (which are never a guarantee), you should start taking a prenatal vitamin. You should also flush your body with plenty of water each and every day.
One of the best decisions you can make is to prepare your body, mind, and spirit for pregnancy before conception. A great many people do not have this luxury and find themselves regretting glasses of wine or cigarettes that they may have exposed their baby to before they knew they were pregnant. One of the reasons getting ready for pregnancy is so important is because vital cell division takes from the point of conception throughout the first trimester. In fact, around the ten week mark, your growing fetus will be making some critical changes that play a miraculous role in the long-term health and wellbeing of your baby.
The CDC recommends that all women of childbearing age take a prenatal vitamin just in case they conceive. These will provide you with vitamins, nutrients, proteins, and minerals that help your baby develop early on. Perhaps the most important is folic acid. Most women do not intake enough folic acid until they are already pregnant. Not getting enough folic acid can be a risk factor for developing Spina Bifida and other spinal cord disorders in your baby.
If you are thinking about conception, or not taking steps to avoid it (which are never a guarantee), you should start taking a prenatal vitamin. You should also flush your body with plenty of water each and every day. Avoiding alcohol, cigarette smoke, excess sugars, and caffeine are also important. If you smoke, quit before you become pregnant and give your body a few months to rid itself of the toxins posed by nicotine and tar. If people around you smoke, ask that they refrain from smoking in your presence, even before you actually conceive.