6 Ways To Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy (And Boost Fertility)

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6 Ways To Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy (And Boost Fertility)

So you’re ready to get pregnant. But is your body prepared for pregnancy? Read on this article to know what you can do in the coming month to prepare your body for pregnancy.

1. Stop Birth Control Pills

If you are planning to conceive, you will have to stop taking birth control pills. Do not stop it in the middle of the pack, as it may disrupt your menstrual cycle. Hence, complete the pack and then stop having any more. You can expect your periods within a week of stopping the pill.

Once your period starts, your first cycle to try conceiving also starts. Many women successfully conceive in their first attempt, whereas others take some time.


2. Start Folic Acid

Folic acid is a type of B Vitamin which helps develop cells in your body. It prevents neural defects in early pregnancy. Ideally, you should have 400 mcg of folic per day. You may consult your doctor for having a prescription on the same.


3. Eat Well

Apart from having prenatal vitamins, eating a nutritionally balanced diet is highly essential. Your daily meal should contain a mix of vegetables and fruits. Limit your exposure to toxins and junk food as much as possible. Drink plenty of water in a day and reduce your caffeine intake if it is more than 2 cups in a day.


4. Track your menstrual cycle

Keep track of your monthly cycles, which can help you discover your fertile days and rule out any irregularities. Start by simply recording when your periods start and end to note the length of the menstrual cycle. Also, note if any spotting or irregularity is happening during any month. You can also check about the ovulation dates; take the help ovulation checker app to track it.


5. Practice Yoga or Exercise

Physical activity plays an essential role in fertility. Practicing of yoga or doing exercise can help you manage your emotions and strengthen your body in preparation for pregnancy. Look for any yoga classes or gym nearby to your locality.


6. Get Rest

Rest is also vital to keep the body ready for pregnancy as the body changes while preparing for pregnancy. Thus, make sure you can get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night.

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