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Friday, July 12, 2019

PRE-CONCEPTION HEALTH CHECKLISTS FOR WOMEN

The journey of trying to conceive can be a jungle littered with old wives’
tales and myths that may or may not be true. One thing we know with certainty —
and
bares repeating —
is that a healthy body increases the chances of conception. But, there
is more to health than just nutrition. This chapter covers the broader aspects of health
while focusing on the known health tips and checklists that can give you an edge in getting
pregnant.

LIFESTYLE CHANGES

There are some key lifestyle changes that are directly related to the health of your
fertility and your baby. It goes without saying that illicit drug and alcohol abuse is harmful
to your body. Any toxin you put in your body has the potential to decrease fertility
rates and worse — harm the fetus after conception.
Here is a list of drugs, chemicals and toxins you need to eliminate or quit as you are
pursuing conception and the dream of a healthy baby:
  • Smoking and nicotine intake
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Illicit drug use
  • Prescription medication (consult your health care provider)
  • Hazardous chemicals (work or recreation environment)
  • Caffeine use
There are a number of things you can do which are an investment in your health and
thus an investment in the health of your fertility and future baby. Here is a list of lifestyle
changes that you can add into your daily routine:
  • Exercise and physical activity
  • Yoga
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Sleep and rest
  • Well balanced meals
  • Prenatal supplements

NUTRITION AND WEIGHT

As we addressed in the previous chapter, there are a number of important vitamins
and minerals for fertility health. Here is a list of nutrients that you need to make sure you
are getting every day:
  •  Folic Acid 400 mcg
  • Calcium 1,000mg
  • Zinc 30mg
  • Omega 3 fatty acid. 500 mg (best from food sources) 
  • Vitamin C 200mg – 500mg 
  • Vitamin E 10 UI
  • Vitamin B6 50mg
  • Magnesium 300 mg
  • Selenium 100 mcg
  • Manganese 15mg
  • Iron 15mg





Apart from the nutritional intake, you also want to focus on your weight. Ideally,
you are neither over weight nor under weight. Avoid any drastic diets to lose weight – the
drastic shift can cause more harm than good. Focus on eating well and seek to incorporate
smaller portions while incorporating exercise. Talk to your health care provider if
you are either over or under weight about the best plan for your fertility.

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