I am planning to have a baby but I wanted to know if there was anything I could to physically prepare for a baby. I want to make sure I'm completely healthy. Also I'm a smoker and but I only smoke every once in a while because I'm trying to quit. I haven't smoked a cigarette in about 3 weeks. My longest time not smoking was 8 weeks then I started back again. I try my best to quit but I'm not stupid enough 2 smoke if I was pregnant. Does anyone have any tips for me to get physically ready to have a baby??
Dearfam0us_barbiiexx, Congrats on being caring enough to want to do something before you conceive. This is rare and needs more attention in our society. Yes, yes, there is much you can do prior to becoming pregnant. To do it properly you should take a full year. See a doctor about proper vitamins. There is some new wonderful news on certain vitamins that aid in a healthy baby. A year of a proper diet is essential, it prepares the body as a healthy and strong vessel. Exercise for strengthening the back and abdominal muscles. Again about a year is needed. No alcohol or drugs of course and stress needs to be limited. Yoga and meditations is said to be very beneficial here. Again your outlook is what we need to see more of and should demand it out of our soon to be moms. Just be aware if you do use a girdle after birth that you have the proper instructions...one too tight can be very dangerous and even deadly to some. Sue...good luck
I was in pretty good shape before my son basically I didn't over eat I maintained my eating and made sure not to over indulge on sweets. I drank a lot of water NO sodas only juice if I wanted something other than water and DO NOT smoke!!! then after my son was born I put a girdle on ASAP and wore it for 6 weeks I am in better shape than before my baby was born also I slathered on vitamin E oil and made sure not to gain too much weight too soon and I had NO stretch marks I was a size 7 before my son now I'm a 3 NO exercise WEAR a girdle afterward I bought mine at bed bath and beyond for $20 it's the slim and lift silhouette
well I mean apart from getting as healthy as possible by eating right an exercising (which I guess everyone should do with or without baby) I dont think there's much else... If you're actually trying for a baby right now I would stop drinking (assuming you drink) and smoking completely, you wont know you're pregnant for a couple of weeks and all that time the fetus will be affected. In fact the first couple of weeks are the most important...
You are 19-years-old, theres nothing you can do for your body for it to be fully prepared for having a baby. If you really cared, you would wait to have a child. Education --> Career --> Marriage --> Financially stable --> Baby!
Actually- I'm in a very commited relationship and we are financially stable enough 2 have a child. I don't need to work and I can be a stay at home mom (although if I wanted 2 work I would be able to)