Planning a pregnancy can be a very exciting time for a couple, reading up on what’s involved and making plans for a future together. It often brings a man and women much closer together.
Some of the questions a couple can have are: Are we ready to have a baby? When is the best time to conceive? Should I change my diet or exercise more?
If a woman has stopped taking contraception she may be unsure how long to wait before trying to conceive.
Sometimes a woman can become pregnant while taking oral contraception resulting in an unplanned pregnancy. There may be other joint concerns over the type of contraception being used.
In terms of health, certain precautions can be taken and often this time can be one of the best reasons to make a change to diet and more importantly to stop smoking and cut down on alcohol intake.
In general, a healthy lifestyle and well balanced diets are an important part of preparing for childbirth.
Conceiving a baby can take longer for some people than others. Just because you have chosen to have a baby, it does not mean that it will automatically happen.
In a minority of cases, medical intervention may be required due to a low sperm count or other possible reasons. Age is a factor as are stress levels and other health issues.
The birth of a baby is a miracle from the fertilization of the egg through to the moment when your newborn takes it’s very first breath.