August 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm #1528
Congratulations lot!you and your partner have been seriously planing to having a baby.There are certain foods you should cut back on (and avoid), and some healthy lifestyle changes to start making.
Good nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices are important before and during pregnancy.
What You Should Avoid:
1.Go off the pill.
Stop your birth control a couple of months before you plan to start trying.This gives you a bit of time to see what your natural menstrual cycle is like 27 days? 32? So you can figure out when you’re ovulating, the time of the month when you’re most fertile. If you have been taking the pill for a while, your cycle could be different from what it was before you started. It can take a while for hormone levels to get back on track after you ditch the pill, but if your period’s still MIA after three months, you should see your doctor.
2.Trim down on high-mercury fish.
If you like fish and eat a fair amount in your menu, cut back on your consumption of high-mercury fish (tuna halibut, swordfish) three months before starting to get pregnant, suggests Twenge.
According to the American Pregnancy Association website, “FDA guidelines state that no more than 12 oz of low mercury fish should be consumed weekly. ‘Highest’ mercury fish should be avoided and ‘high’ mercury fish should be kept to only three 6-oz servings per month.”
3.Cut back on soda and fruit juice.
people tend to agree on is avoiding soda and fruit juice. They’re both very high in sugar, they raise blood sugar very quickly and that can have a negative impact on fertility. It’s also a good idea to eliminate trans fats from your diet, too, as consuming too much has been linked to infertility.
4.Cut back on partying of Drinking alcohol and smoking.
Drinking and smoking during pregnancy? We don’t need to tell you they’re major don’t.
Alcohol can be linked to fertility problems and miscarriage. “It does affect fertility if you drink a lot, but having a glass or two with dinner on the weekends is unlikely to have much effect on fertility,” says Twenge. Have the wine before you ovulate if you’re going to do it. Encourage his consume less if he’s a heavy drinker, too much alcohol can affect his fertility as well.
5.Ditch the extra pounds
Having too much or too little body fat can cause irregular or infrequent ovulation. “Women whose body mass index [BMI] is between 24 and 30 are most fertile,”
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