How do I plan and get my body and mind ready for pregnancy and baby

“How do you plan for pregnancy in terms of timing and best health? This is a really good question and there’s lots that you can do to try to get yourself an optimum condition for childbearing. 

For example, get yourself at a healthy balanced weight with good quality nutrition high in Omega-three fatty acids because we do know that certain things in your diet prevent birth defects once you’re pregnant. It’s very important that you have adequate amounts of Omega three fatty acids and folate in your diet even before you conceive in order to prevent certain birth defects like spina bifida folate is necessary and isn’t always in our diets and many people will find taking a prenatal vitamin will give them adequate amounts of folate. You also want to make sure that you take care of any dental work, especially anything that requires anesthesia. 

You want to make sure that you have a proper skin check and have any moles removed if necessary. Any surgeries, get those done. Obviously there’s never a perfect financial time to have a baby, and so get your budget set up, but also understand that it’s never going to feel like you have enough money or enough time or the perfect situation in which to conceive. So, the best you can do is get yourself at a healthy weight, healthy mindset. Stop smoking, no drinking and good partnerships also should be established before you have a baby. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need the perfect man, but you should have good, healthy relationships because having a baby isn’t something you should do on your own. Even if it means good friendships or a good mom or a good mother-in-law, somebody who will help you through the process.”