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10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Ruddyman(m): 7:57am On Jan 19, 2019
What are the things I need to do/look out for or questions to ask my doctor or nurse before I conceive?

Are they medications I ought to be taking?

Family medical history to consider?/

Some kind of food / or exercises i need to consider?/

Any existing illness / health issues that i need to take care of?

Or should I just focus on getting pregnant without considering any of these things?

The truth is that there are several things that you and your doctor or nurse can do to make sure that your pregnancy is as healthy as possible. In this part of the world, nobody asks these questions, people just get pregnant. They only start running around / ask questions only when there's a problem.

You should do/ask the following questions before you conceive.


1 - See A Doctor. 
It's very important that you see your doctor or nurse for a "pre-pregnancy check-up." Your doctor or nurse will ask you about things that could affect your pregnancy.

For instance, he or she might ask about your diet, lifestyle, use of birth control, past pregnancies, medicines, and any diseases that you have or that run in your family.



2 - Ask if the medicines you take are safe
If you take any medicines, supplements, or herbal drugs, ask your doctor if it is safe to keep taking them while you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Some medicines take a long time to leave your body completely, so it's important to plan ahead.In some cases, your doctor and nurse will want you to switch to different medicines that are safer for the baby.



3 - Check if you need any vaccines
Women who want to get pregnant should be up-to-date on their vaccines. This includes vaccines against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, polio, chickenpox (also called varicella), and possibly hepatitis. Many women got these vaccines as children. Still, it is important to check that you have had all the right vaccines.


Read Also: 8 Benefits of Breast Feeding https://outreachgroup.com.ng/8-benefits-of-breastfeeding/


4 - Start taking a multivitamin
If you want to get pregnant, take a "prenatal" multivitamin every day that has at least 400 micrograms of folic acid. This helps prevent some birth defects. Start taking the multivitamin at least a month before you start trying to get pregnant.It's not enough to start taking vitamins when you find out you are pregnant.


5 - Check your diet
Some foods are not safe for a woman who is pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If you are trying to get pregnant, do not eat

- Raw or undercooked meat
- Organ meats
- Raw eggs
- Caffeine
- Unwashed produce
- Unpasteurized (soft) cheese and milk.


6 - Avoid eating shark, swordfish, king mackerel because they can have high levels of mercury.
Check with your doctor or nurse about the safety of fish caught in local rivers and lakes. Limit the amount of caffeine you have by not drinking more than 1 or 2 cups of coffee each day.Tea and cola also contain caffeine, but usually not as much as coffee.



7 -  Stop smoking, drinking alcohol or taking illegal drugs
If you smoke, drink alcohol, or take drugs not prescribed for you by a doctor, now more than ever it is important that you stop. Using even small amounts of these substances from time to time during pregnancy could hurt your baby. It's not enough to stop as soon as you find out you are pregnant.



Read Also: Safe Motherhood Plan For Our Mothers https://outreachgroup.com.ng/safermotherhood/



8 -  Do I have any medical conditions?
If you have a medical problem, it could cause problems for you or your baby during pregnancy. Women who have certain medical conditions should work with their doctor to get their conditions under control before they get pregnant.


9 -   Do we have any family history of a medical condition
If you or your partner has a history of a condition that could be passed on to your baby, you might need genetic counseling. Genetic counseling can help you find out what the chances are that your baby will have the condition.



10 -  Check your home and work for harmful substances.
People often have chemicals or substances in their home or work that could hurt an unborn baby. Dealing with these substances can sometimes be complicated and time-consuming, so it's important to plan ahead.


Read Also: 8 Embarrassing Pregnancy Questions Answered - https://outreachgroup.com.ng/8-embarrassing-pregnancy-questions/


BONUS - Work on your weight 
Women who weigh too little or too much can have problems getting pregnant and problems during pregnancy. You should try to reach a healthy weight before you try to get pregnant


Doctors, Nurses, and health workers in the house what do you think? Please add yours by commenting below.

For the full material and others please follow the link below

SOURCE: https://outreachgroup.com.ng/10-things-to-do-before-you-conceive/

Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Ruddyman(m): 7:59am On Jan 19, 2019
Our ladies, mothers and would be mothers need to see this
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Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by fusionnest: 8:17am On Jan 19, 2019
This is a detailed one OP.....but how many people do these things? people get pregnant and start running up and down when the problems shows
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Antcant: 8:29am On Jan 19, 2019
WoWWWW what an informative post. This is lovely some of my female friends need to see this...Well done OP
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by kannyluv(f): 9:17am On Jan 19, 2019
Nice write up.....I have fibroid and I am still single.. I heard fibroid regrow after surgery. I planned to get pregnant now......I need your advice
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Ruddyman(m): 9:57am On Jan 19, 2019
kannyluv:
Nice write up.....I have fibroid and I am still single.. I heard fibroid regrow after surgery. I planned to get pregnant now......I need your advice

Thanks alot for your question.....

Fibroids generally do not prevent a woman from being pregnant, however, in situations where it has been confirmed that it is so big that is causing you discomfort, or actually preventing conception then it is advised that it is removed WHEN you are ready to conceive.

Yes, fibroids do regrow after surgery but not so fast. Usually, 3 to 5years before they begin to regrow and within which time, you would have achieved your main purpose: WHICH IS Pregnancy

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Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Ruddyman(m): 9:58am On Jan 19, 2019
Antcant:
WoWWWW what an informative post. This is lovely some of my female friends need to see this...Well done OP

You're welcome, hope your friends find it useful
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Obianifer: 10:42am On Jan 19, 2019
Very informative post. Should a woman trying to get pregnant avoid all forms of caffeine or is there a lower limit?
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Ruddyman(m): 11:17am On Jan 19, 2019
Obianifer:
Very informative post. Should a woman trying to get pregnant avoid all forms of caffeine or is there a lower limit?

Thanks, @Obianifer for your question. There is a lower limit. Up to about 300mg of caffeine is generally safe and not associated with any adverse effects in pregnancy
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by fusionnest: 12:52pm On Jan 19, 2019
Ruddyman:


You're welcome, hope your friends find it useful

Yes definitely
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Ruddyman(m): 1:55pm On Jan 19, 2019
fusionnest:


Yes definitely

Thanks
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by fusionnest: 2:32pm On Jan 19, 2019
Ruddyman:


Thanks
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by mogpet: 9:17pm On Jan 19, 2019
Nice write up
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by mogpet: 9:19pm On Jan 19, 2019
Nice �
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Ruddyman(m): 7:03am On Jan 20, 2019
mogpet:
Nice write up

You're welcome
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by ferangbadecom(m): 10:20am On Jan 21, 2019
Nice, please keep up posting things like this which will be useful for everyone.
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Ruddyman(m): 10:53am On Jan 21, 2019
ferangbadecom:
Nice, please keep up posting things like this which will be useful for everyone.

Thanks good you found it useful
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by babatee55: 12:03pm On Jan 21, 2019
Thumbs up. We need more of this write for our well-being and health!
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Ruddyman(m): 1:15pm On Jan 21, 2019
babatee55:
Thumbs up. We need more of this write for our well-being and health!

thanks
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Ruddyman(m): 6:27am On Jan 27, 2019
Ruddyman:
What are the things I need to do/look out for or questions to ask my doctor or nurse before I conceive?

Are they medications I ought to be taking?

Family medical history to consider?/

Some kind of food / or exercises i need to consider?/

Any existing illness / health issues that i need to take care of?

Or should I just focus on getting pregnant without considering any of these things?

The truth is that there are several things that you and your doctor or nurse can do to make sure that your pregnancy is as healthy as possible. In this part of the world, nobody asks these questions, people just get pregnant. They only start running around / ask questions only when there's a problem.

You should do/ask the following questions before you conceive.


1 - See A Doctor. 
It's very important that you see your doctor or nurse for a "pre-pregnancy check-up." Your doctor or nurse will ask you about things that could affect your pregnancy.

For instance, he or she might ask about your diet, lifestyle, use of birth control, past pregnancies, medicines, and any diseases that you have or that run in your family.



2 - Ask if the medicines you take are safe
If you take any medicines, supplements, or herbal drugs, ask your doctor if it is safe to keep taking them while you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Some medicines take a long time to leave your body completely, so it's important to plan ahead.In some cases, your doctor and nurse will want you to switch to different medicines that are safer for the baby.



3 - Check if you need any vaccines
Women who want to get pregnant should be up-to-date on their vaccines. This includes vaccines against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, polio, chickenpox (also called varicella), and possibly hepatitis. Many women got these vaccines as children. Still, it is important to check that you have had all the right vaccines.


Read Also: 8 Benefits of Breast Feeding https://outreachgroup.com.ng/8-benefits-of-breastfeeding/


4 - Start taking a multivitamin
If you want to get pregnant, take a "prenatal" multivitamin every day that has at least 400 micrograms of folic acid. This helps prevent some birth defects. Start taking the multivitamin at least a month before you start trying to get pregnant.It's not enough to start taking vitamins when you find out you are pregnant.


5 - Check your diet
Some foods are not safe for a woman who is pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If you are trying to get pregnant, do not eat

- Raw or undercooked meat
- Organ meats
- Raw eggs
- Caffeine
- Unwashed produce
- Unpasteurized (soft) cheese and milk.


6 - Avoid eating shark, swordfish, king mackerel because they can have high levels of mercury.
Check with your doctor or nurse about the safety of fish caught in local rivers and lakes. Limit the amount of caffeine you have by not drinking more than 1 or 2 cups of coffee each day.Tea and cola also contain caffeine, but usually not as much as coffee.



7 -  Stop smoking, drinking alcohol or taking illegal drugs
If you smoke, drink alcohol, or take drugs not prescribed for you by a doctor, now more than ever it is important that you stop. Using even small amounts of these substances from time to time during pregnancy could hurt your baby. It's not enough to stop as soon as you find out you are pregnant.



Read Also: Safe Motherhood Plan For Our Mothers https://outreachgroup.com.ng/safermotherhood/



8 -  Do I have any medical conditions?
If you have a medical problem, it could cause problems for you or your baby during pregnancy. Women who have certain medical conditions should work with their doctor to get their conditions under control before they get pregnant.


9 -   Do we have any family history of a medical condition
If you or your partner has a history of a condition that could be passed on to your baby, you might need genetic counseling. Genetic counseling can help you find out what the chances are that your baby will have the condition.



10 -  Check your home and work for harmful substances.
People often have chemicals or substances in their home or work that could hurt an unborn baby. Dealing with these substances can sometimes be complicated and time-consuming, so it's important to plan ahead.


Read Also: 8 Embarrassing Pregnancy Questions Answered - https://outreachgroup.com.ng/8-embarrassing-pregnancy-questions/


BONUS - Work on your weight 
Women who weigh too little or too much can have problems getting pregnant and problems during pregnancy. You should try to reach a healthy weight before you try to get pregnant


Doctors, Nurses, and health workers in the house what do you think? Please add yours by commenting below.

For the full material and others please follow the link below

SOURCE: https://outreachgroup.com.ng/10-things-to-do-before-you-conceive/
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by Ruddyman(m): 7:54am On Jan 29, 2019
ferangbadecom:
Nice, please keep up posting things like this which will be useful for everyone.

Thanks
Re: 10 Things To Do Before You Conceive - A Must Read For Would Be Mothers by ferangbadecom(m): 2:58pm On Jun 14, 2019
Ruddyman:


Thanks

You are welcome

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