To prepare yourselves for pregnancy is important because it very stressful, nutrionally, for a woman. By making sure both your partner and yourself are in the best health possible, you will increase your chances of conceiving.
There are some simple ways to prepare yourselves for pregancy.
Tips for the mother-to be:
Consume foods that are high in B vitamins and that are zinc rich. This will aid in hormone production, which is needed in order to conceive. Switch from white bread to whole grain bread. Whole grain bread has twice the amount of zinc as white bread. Oysters, which are thought to be an aphrodisiac, are also zinc rich.
Supplement your diet with foods that are high in folic acid or take a folic acid supplement of 400mcg. It is recommended that you begin this regime for no less that three months prior to conception. This practice will aid in protecting the nervous system and promote a healthy development of your child neural tube.
Folic acid should be found in quality prenatal vitamins which are formulated to be taken prior to conception and thoughout your pregnancy. Taking a prenatal supplement will ensure that you get the proper vitamins and necessary minerals that are critical to the developing fetus.
If you are a smoker, take whatever steps are needed to give up the habit. Alcohol consumption should also be avoided.
Have plenty of sex. That may be stating the obvious, but by doing so three or four times during the week of ovulation, you can be sure that active sperm will be in vicinity. The waiting sperm will be around when an egg is released.
Tips for the father-to-be:
Reduce your consumption of alcohol. The absorption of vitamins and important minerals are inhibited by alcohol. These vitamins and minerals are critical to the creation of healthy sperm.
Set them free! A low sperm count can be caused when your testes are overheated. It is wise to wear loose fitting cotten underwear when you are trying to conceive. It is advised to also stay away from hot baths, including hot tubs when you are trying to conceive.
Invest in a quality multi-vitamin formulated specifically for men. This will help create healthy sperm while maintaing your reproductive health.
Taking care of your health is important and easy when trying to prepare yourselves for pregnancy.