Bit of a throwback here… It’s been quite some time since I was pregnant. I had a bit of an indifferent relationship with pregnancy. It wasn’t eventful, stressful or anything. It was a means to an end and that was it… however it was a surprise. We were not trying when I fell pregnant. That took a lot of pressure off.
When you’re actively trying to get pregnant, you can often focus on it happening so much that you stress yourself out. However, stress can often be bad for both your general health levels and your body when you’re trying to conceive. So, instead of worrying about what’s happening, you should work on preparing your body for pregnancy (or at least as much as you can). Even when you do find out what you’re pregnant, these tips can help you to ensure that you not only enjoy a healthy pregnancy but have better levels of health overall.
Your body is an incredible thing, but it can become so much more when you work on your fitness levels. It’s easy to believe that you should be taking it easy when you’re trying to get pregnant, or at any stage during your pregnancy. But, unless you’ve specifically been told to rest by your doctor, staying active is so much better for you. Not only can you keep your body strong, but you can often make your pregnancy and delivery much easier.
Be sensible here, but gentle exercise and breaking a sweat every now and then will do you the world of good! If you’re trying to conceive, losing weight can be a factor that can help you fall pregnant.
Calm Your Mind
When you’re taking better care of your body, you then need to start doing the same with your mind. Yes, you have hormones running through your body, and they’re probably driving you crazy, but you also need to do your best to avoid stress. Not only is stress bad for your health, but it can harm your physical condition too. So, before you conceive and during your pregnancy, do what you have to to keep your mind calm and relaxed. Yoga, meditation, video games, music… whatever you need. You do you.
Rediscover Your Best Self
Before you start trying for a baby, it really is important to make sure that you’re not only physically ready for it, but mentally too. If you’ve ever struggled with health issues in the past, or are currently struggling, you’re going to want to make sure that you can iron them out before you conceive. Things like mental struggles or addiction can be harmful to your health at any time, especially with the risk of suicide or overdose deaths, but should be solved and minimised before you look to start a family.
If you have any doubts, worries… anything, regarding mental health there are a plethora of places to get help. Your GP is a great place to start but if you aren’t too comfortable with that idea, there are a lot of mental health charities that can help you find your feet again.
Limit Exposure To Toxins
Some say that you can’t be too careful when you’re trying to conceive and although you might not want to overcautious, there are things you can do to make sure that you’re at your healthiest levels. There are so many toxins in our lifestyles, like in chemical beauty products and in our food, but your body will benefit if you limit your exposure to these while you’re trying to conceive.
If this is something you’re interested in, get Googling. The internet has so much information on the things to avoid when trying to conceive and it’s a lot better put than I could ever write!
Heal Your Emotions
To make sure that you’re covering off all areas of your health, you should also look at how you are emotionally. Sometimes, you may need to work on recovering from emotional pain before you think about starting a family. When you’re suffering emotionally, it can be difficult to think about being pregnant. If you have anything that might be clouding your normal judgment or circumstances, think about taking a step back before trying to conceive. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, after all. Take your time and when you’re ready to boss it, boss it.
The idea is that when your mind and emotions are feeling healthier than ever, your body might also be more ready to conceive and start growing a child.
Whether you’re trying to conceive a baby or already pregnant, you must follow your instincts. Look after yourself and in turn, you’ll be looking after your little bundle of joy!
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