Tips to Prepare for Pregnancy


Blood test and ultrasound can help identify down syndrome in fetus. These techniques help women decide and prepare on pregnancy. Womanlight brings tips and situations to consider before preparing for pregnancy.

1. Weight Check:

Weight not only plays an important role in healthy living but also affects pregnancy. Obesity or being overweight increases risk of gestational diabetes which can impact pregnancy and interfere with fertility.


2. Quit Smoking:

Along with increasing risk of low weight for new born baby, it also leads to down syndrome and also other birth defects. So, quit smoking if you are planning for pregnancy.


3. Preexisting Condition/Medication:

Before you plan for pregnancy, its important to consider any preexisting conditions like diabetes, blood pressure, depression etc. Diabetes increases risk of cardiovascular disease and other problems in child. You should also consider any medications which you are currently having as few medication could cause defects in infant. So, consider every factor and talk to your doctor before planning for it.


4. Genetic Counseling:

Along with all other factor you should consider preconception and genetic counseling as well. Genetic counseling helps in understanding medical history of family and identifying any genetic disorders.


So, consider these factors and plan for your child. Stay safe and healthy and happy pregnancy.

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  1. Jose May 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    im sorry to hear that.. normally when a women has more then one miaricrsage for some reason. it is because you body rejects the baby. and that happens allot in women its just letting you no ur not ready or ur body cant not carrie a child.. you should talk to your doctor about it cuz there is Special things they can tell you to maybe help but don’t get your hopes up.. cuz 2 normally means u cant carry a baby.. witch is terrible to say. im sorry.. ii really wish every women could birth a child. its an amazing experience. put if u don’t drink smoke or do anything like that .. if u find your self preg again take it very easy don’t strain yourself .relax.. make the man of the house do everything

  2. GarretRFioravanti August 1, 2015 at 4:14 am - Reply

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  3. ClydeKWene August 2, 2015 at 5:38 am - Reply

    Thanks for finally writing about >Tips To Prepare For Pregnancy – <Loved it!

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