Helping You Achieve The Ideal Home Birth
If Your Pregnant Or Planning To Be, The Time To Start Preparing Is Now
Prenatal care is good for your baby. But preconception care, or caring for your health before you become pregnant, is good for both your baby and you. The ideal plan is to identify any potential risk to your health or your baby’s during your pregnancy. This allows you to address any medical issues you may have before the pregnancy. Preconception care is designed to help you become the healthiest you, both physically and emotionally, before stepping into pregnancy.
The first step is to make an appointment with your healthcare provider to gain preconception counseling. This is also the ideal time to make a list of the many questions you may have so you can ask your midwife. These may consist of questions concerning prenatal vitamins, your diet, or specific health issues that may run in your family.
For good health and well-being, a nutritious diet is always the way to go. But taking a good prenatal vitamin during pregnancy will help fill any nutritional gaps in the expectant mother’s diet. There are many vitamins and minerals found in good prenatal vitamins. Of extreme importance are calcium, folic acid, iodine, and iron.
Do I Need Prenatal Vitamins?
Why Folic Acid During Pregnancy?
Calcium Has A Special Role
Thyroid Health Is Critical
Why Iron Is Important For Your Baby
With all your body has been through in the past nine months, you cannot help but be amazed. The pregnancy phase is over, and you have been blessed with a precious gift and the title of Mother. Well coming to grips with this new role, you must also learn how to care for your baby. This can be an overwhelming process for any woman. And like most other processes in a woman’s life, your body will face massive changes in the weeks and months ahead.
The postpartum phase begins immediately following the delivery of your child. Your body begins to heal from the birth process, rebuilding and reshaping your body into its pre-pregnancy condition. And you will be better prepared to deal with the physical and emotional changes that come during this post pregnancy time if you know what to expect.