Precautions During Your Preconception Days

If you are planning to conceive your baby within the coming year, then you have to follow certain rules and regulations to discipline your lifestyle. The first and foremost condition for conceiving is that you need to stay completely fit and healthy. If you do not follow certain disciplines in your everyday life, then you cannot claim that you are completely fit for the child.

So, before you go for conceiving, you should check your habits and practices. How much harmful or helpful these are to prepare your body for conceiving a healthy, lively baby? Here are 3 things, which you must avoid to ensure a problem free and risk free pregnancy. If you are not into these habits, then you can go ahead. Otherwise you better try to quit these habits, even before you think of having a baby.

Smoking cigarettes or illegal drugs have extreme damaging effects on you and on your unborn child. Smoking invites lots of serious problems during your pregnancy. Some of them could be untimely bleeding, miscarriage, premature birth, abnormally less weight of your baby and so on. It also causes problems like SIDS and unusual physical growth. If you are addicted to smoking, you must go through the rehabilitation programs to stop it.

Drinking alcohol during your pregnancy days is also a strict no-no. You will never know that how easily the alcohol will pass on to your baby’s body and create some serious damages. Excessive alcohol intake might lead to slower growth rate for mental and physical development. It may also cause FAS or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome to affect the nervous system of your unborn baby. Drinking during the pre-conception stage can hamper the sperm count of your partner, which will delay in getting pregnant.

Try to restrict your intake of caffeine as much as you can. Excessive amount of caffeine also has same kind of reaction for you and your baby. Caffeine also obstructs in conceiving, by affecting the fertility of both the partners. Follow the recommendation from your gynaecologist to limit the caffeinated drinks like tea, coffee or cold drinks within a safe level.