Above all things, you should think about the lifestyle factors that might affect your ability to get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy. Men should have concerns too. It will be easier to get pregnant if you are both in good health.

– If you smoke, get advice about stopping.

– Eat a balanced diet.

– Maintain a healthy weight.

– You should avoid drinking alcohol if you are pregnant or trying to conceive. If you do choose to drink, then protect your baby by drinking no more than one to two units of alcohol once or twice a week and don’t get drunk.

– Take exercise.


If you or your partner take any medication, talk to your doctor about whether it will affect your pregnancy.
Take 400 micrograms of folic acid a day. You should continue to take this until you are 12 weeks pregnant.
If you have a health condition, for example mental health problems, diabetes or a family history of any inherited diseases, talk to your Midwife or a specialist before you try to get pregnant.
Talk to your Midwife or a healthcare professional if you have any concerns or need support.

Your doctor will get blood tests to:

Check your blood type and blood counts.

Find out whether your body is protected from some diseases like Rubella

Check for any STDs and hepatitis.

Check your urine for protein, sugar,or infection

See your doctor as soon as you think you are pregnant. Studies show that getting prenatal care early can help you have a healthier baby. And you know you want to give your child the very best start at life!

You should go to all of your prenatal visits, even if you are feeling well. Your health and the health of your baby depend on it.

In most cases, your prenatal visits will be:

Every 4 weeks during the first 29 weeks you are pregnant

Every 2 to 3 weeks after you are 30 weeks pregnant

After 36 weeks, every 1 to 2 weeks until you go into labor


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