Pregnancy and Babycare: Pre Conception

Pregnancy and Babycare: Pre Conception

In simple words, it is the time before you conceive or become pregnant. The preconception period involves preparing yourself mentally and physically before you get pregnant. If you are trying to have a baby or are just thinking about it, it is the best time to plan and prepare for a safe pregnancy and healthy baby.

Preconception care is the main component of the period prior to pregnancy. It involves the following:

  • Finding and taking action on health issues that might affect you and your baby later
  • Taking good care of yourself and your body
  • Implementing steps that can reduce the risk of birth defects and other pregnancy associated problems
  • Making sure that you are up-to-date with vaccinations and
  • Assessment of your health lifestyle and fitness by a medical counselor. Preconception care helps you prevent many future problems for you and your baby.

By following some preconception self-care guidelines, you can ensure that your pregnancy will go as smoothly as possible and you will deliver a healthy baby. Poorly controlled chronic health problems can result in a higher risk of miscarriage and cause an increased risk of many complications for both the mother and the child during pregnancy and labor. Preconception is the best time to get your chronic health problems controlled as effectively as possible. There are a lot of preconception assessments that can identify the genetically inherited conditions, on the basis of which your doctor can give you accurate advice and support. Preconception period is the right time for you to find out all the facts associated with pregnancy, to understand your body and health and to get all your queries cleared as well as prepare for the most important nine months of your life. This is a crucial period, since once you conceive, there is no going back. Preconception care helps you to monitor your health in relation to your baby and make the necessary changes well in advance. Changes may be in terms of your health and fitness, your habits, medicinal supplements etc.

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