Tuesday, April 22, 2014



 Healthy mothers have healthy babies. If you plan a pregnancy and want to get it off to a good start:

  • Have a complete medical check – up before you get pregnant.
  • Talk to your doctor about your medications.
  • When you decide to have a baby, stop talking birth control pills three months before you plan to get pregnant.
  • Maintain a normal weight, lose excess pounds before the pregnancy.
  • Maintain a nutrition diet.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.
  • Relax and avoid stress.
  • Take childbirth preparation classes and encourage your husband to take them with you.
  • Discuss your views on child-rearing with your husband: you may find that you have very differing views which need to be talked about before the baby arrives.