Q – My husband and I are about to start trying for a baby and I was wondering if there is anything specific I should do to prepare for pregnancy? Should I be cutting anything out of my diet or do more exercise? Will anything help me conceive faster?
A – As long as you are a healthy person in general there is nothing you really need to do to prepare your body for pregnancy. You should be taking a vitamin with at least 1mg of Folic Acid in it to help prevent the development of neural tube defects in the fetus at conception and, if possible, this should be started at least three months prior to conception. Exercise is always a good thing and if you are not a regular exerciser it would be a good idea to start a walking program to work on your stamina. Labour and delivery are very demanding times and require stamina to manage them successfully. Unfortunately, there is nothing to help you conceive faster-just enjoy yourselves, this shouldn’t be viewed as a job.
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Dr. Linda Ducholke, a mother of two, has been a successful Family Practitioner with Obstetrical privileges for the past 20 years. The main focus and passion of her practice is obstetrics and childcare.