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It is a complete guide; physically, mentally, and financially, to help you plan a pregnancy.

Physical Preparation
You are not athletic? It does not matter. But it does have a plus because a healthy body will greatly assist the process of fertilization.

Take a look at your lifestyle-whether a healthy diet is enough? Rutinkah you exercise? You a smoker? Love to consume coffee or alcoholic beverages? Are you currently undergoing treatment period using medical drugs or herbs?

Although women have to do more effort in preparing the body for pregnancy, the man did not escape the need to maintain good health because it plays an important role during the process of fertilization. So, make sure you and your partner's health in top condition.

Moderate exercise can keep you regularly do when ovulation and pregnancy though. Should consult with your doctor about the right type of exercise.

When Pregnancy Diet Plan
Change your diet to be more healthy for the body to be ready to be fertilized and also strong through pregnancy. Reduce consumption of substances that are not good such as alcohol, coffee, tobacco, also stop consuming drugs unless advised by a doctor.

Preferably three months before entering the stage of conception, women should begin increasing the intake of folic acid (vitamin contained in leafy green vegetables and some cereals) to prevent nerve problems in the fallopian tubes. Continue consumption of folic acid to enter the third month of pregnancy; You can get folic acid supplements at a nearby pharmacy.

The men also had to change his diet; sperm formation takes 75 days and many scientists suggested that men paid more attention to his diet, especially for foods that contain lots of zinc and selenium (or take a multivitamin) since at least three months before conception.

Indeed, hell, a lot of medical advice that actually make us so confused. Some research memerlihatkan that high levels of mercury in some types of seafood can have a negative impact on couples who are planning a pregnancy but experts agree that omega-3 fatty acids which are found mainly in fish, for example salmon, it is important to you and vital for growth baby's brain.

If you still feel confused about diet, consult your doctor or nutritionist.

You can also read our article discussing the fish, essential fatty acids, and omega-3 fatty acids on the Food Companion.

Routine Medical Examination
Schedule a consultation with your physician before starting a pregnancy planning. Knowing the medical record, undergo some simple tests, and identifies some necessary things, to facilitate planning your pregnancy.

Before making an appointment with the doctor, check first few points below to find out what information you need:

Indeed, heck, this thing is a hassle to do but the results are worth it. Have you ever been exposed to measles, mumps, or rubella? What about the history immunizations yourself? Complete or not?

Never been seriously ill? Or you and your partner have ever had a sexually transmitted disease? Do not forget to include the type of surgery or chronic conditions that you and your spouse ever been through.

Ask your family to a distant relative-if necessary-to know the medical history in detail to their genetic history. Do you have a twin offspring? What hereditary disease?

There are some serious disease that is often a scourge of pregnancy, for example if you have a history of diabetes or heart disease? Gather all the information a serious illness you've ever had or have a family history of derivatives-such as high blood pressure, cancer, epilepsy, renal failure or arthritis.

History surrounding the health of the womb is also very important; You will be asked about the menstrual cycle, intercourse, pap smears , contraceptive use, pregnancy may occur earlier, to a history of miscarriage or giving birth abortion. If you have never recorded menstrual schedule, you can immediately start from now.

Genetic Consultation
Sometimes, explore family history can reveal important information such as relatives who turned out to have abnormal condition. Genetic history does not mean you will definitely develop sentenced to the same thing, it could be only a percentage of the increased risk. Examples of genetic disorders include cystic fibrosis , chromosomal abnormalities (such as Down's syndrome ), or congenital defects such as cleft lip.

Some examples of the more common hereditary disease is hemophilia, thalassemia (found in many Greek descent), disease Tay-Sachs , sickle sell anemia (commonly found in African descent), and cystic fibrosis.

A genetics specialist will help you understand the risk of degenerative disease and how you can minimize this or other possibilities that should be done. Another reason why you need to consult a genetics specialist is when there is recurrent miscarriages or blood relationship with a partner.

Pre-Pregnancy Consultation
What should be discussed when consulting? Of course pregnancy plans and references to undergo a thorough medical examination. The doctor will do a simple as measuring heart rate, blood pressure, breast check and pap smear (if it was about time).

The doctor usually will suggest that you do a blood test and urine, for example to see if you have antibodies against rubella (German measles), because if a young pregnant woman who contracted the disease, there is a risk of the baby have disabilities such as deafness at birth. Even women who have been immunized once can be affected by the disease, so if a negative antibody result then you would be well advised to rubella immunization and then delay the process of fertilization for three months so that the baby can not be infected with the virus.

During pregnancy, hormonal changes can trigger a variety of reactions drastic body; You can discuss with your doctor. Do not forget to tell your medical history.

Have a record of blood pressure before pregnancy occurs facilitate monitor changes in blood pressure during pregnancy, it can lead to preeclampsia, which can be treated if detected early.

Also discuss contraception you are using. If you use condoms or diaphragms , you do not need to plan the process of fertilization in detail but if contraception is a pill used, IUD, or other device that is implanted in the body then you need at least a few months before the start of the process of fertilization

You can also consult about the plan to check unwanted pregnancy; You can request referred to an obstetrician or midwife.

Financial Planning - Preparing for Family Fund
The fact that the baby does not need a lot of things at the beginning of life is true, you do not need to worry about a variety of products that are offered cute baby store. Toughest financial problems faced by many couples are losing a source of income. If you and your partner decide to keep working, child care services are not cheap.

You can anticipate this by making an appointment with a financial planner who will help you identify problems, provide solutions how you can arrange for the family finances.

Improving the Quality of Relationship with Spouse
Although many scientists say the majority of new parents still remain the principle that in the family, the main breadwinner is male and female role as supervisor of domestic affairs. Many couples do not discuss their role and their new responsibilities as a parent.

Alison Osbourne, the author, says that new parents often have more hope to the spouse, for example: help with household work, but never discussed directly. Lack of communication such as this can lead to marital conflict.

Alison advised before you decide to become pregnant should discuss first division of domestic tasks and 'me-time' with a partner in order to avoid conflict after the baby is born.

Is Your Health Insurance Sufficient?
As you may already know, all kinds of medical examinations and treatments carried out during pregnancy and childbirth can be very expensive. So, you must ensure that health insurance is owned complete and thorough. .

Ready, Set, Go
All ready? If yes, then you can move on to the exciting-fertilization

Written by Fran Molloy, journalist and mother of four children