The idea of becoming a mother is both exciting and sometimes daunting because of all the new and unknown experiences involved. Pregnancy introduces many things that are out of our control, for example, how the body changes to prepare for birth.
In this article, we touch on some topics to consider when it comes to approaching pregnancy. We can set ourselves up for a more positive experience by considering the following topics. We will explore these topics in more detail in future feature articles.
You should seek the advice of qualified health care professionals to understand exactly what is right for you through pregnancy.
If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, making exercise a habit before becoming pregnant will help. In future articles, we will explore safe pregnancy workouts, including the frequency of when to do them and the overall benefits.
Planning to become pregnant and being pregnant doesn’t mean we have to give up all the things we love to indulge in. But it may mean cutting back a bit and picking healthier options. We’ll look at those alternatives together in some articles to follow.
Quality Time (with yourself)
Sleeping more, pampering yourself, relaxing and just taking time to appreciate yourself is really helpful for entering a positive/happy pregnancy mindset.
While eating healthier, exercising more, and relaxing may help maintain the building blocks for pregnancy — to help the baby develop truly, it may help to take a prenatal vitamin. There are many to choose from, and some may be prescription based. Your Obstetrician/Gynaecologist can help you with this, but we will review a few options in future articles.
Finding an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist
It is great if you have a long-term, trusted gynaecologist. Check if they also practice obstetrics, so they can fully support you through your pregnancy. There are a handful of other factors to consider that we will explore in future articles.
Preparing for pregnancy is an effective way to establish a positive experience. By considering these topics now, you are less likely to feel overwhelmed. Keep an eye out for more about each of these subjects in the coming weeks.
Written by Chelsea D.
Chelsea is a mum of one and pregnant with another. She writes about pregnancy, parenting, and body positivity.
All articles are provided as general information and are not intended, nor may it be construed, as medical advice or instruction. Information and opinions expressed are believed to be correct and accurate to the best knowledge and judgement of the authors. Readers should consult their appropriately qualified health care professional prior to taking any action or inaction.