Discovering that you’re pregnant is truly life changing. Whether trying to conceive, or already pregnant, there are many changes and precautions that are necessary to achieve a healthy pregnancy. The team members at the Center for Reproductive Medicine want you to know that they are committed to helping you achieve your pregnancy dreams. Below are a few tips for women trying to conceive and for those who have already become pregnant.
Achieving a healthy pregnancy
Planning ahead is one of the best things you can start doing prior to pregnancy. Getting healthy before you become pregnant can boost fertility to achieve pregnancy. If you’re already pregnant, it’s still not too late to live a healthier lifestyle. Taking prenatal vitamins will also help prepare for a healthy pregnancy.
Get early prenatal care
Prenatal care from a qualified and experienced professional is crucial to a healthy pregnancy. Your prenatal care provider can diagnose fertility issues, monitor you and your unborn baby’s health, track development, and screen for certain conditions that could lead to complications.
When you’re pregnant, it’s important to make each calorie count by consuming foods rich in vital nutrients like protein, folate, iron, and fiber. Drink plenty of pure water, and eat five to six small meals each day to prevent heartburn and maintain blood sugar levels. Pregnancy only requires that you increase your daily calorie intake by 300 calories. Make sure to take a prenatal vitamin each day, and talk with your physician about appropriate weight-gain requirements.
Whether you’re trying to conceive or are currently pregnant, it’s important to take good care of yourself. In addition to the tips above, be sure you’re getting enough sleep, surround yourself with support, and incorporate regular exercise. (Talk to your doctor about what level of exercise is safe for you and your baby.)
To schedule an appointment with the reproductive specialists at the Center for Reproductive Medicine, call (612) 863-6137 today.