Are You Planning on Getting Pregnant?
Whether you are planning to “start trying” next month or next year you should look after yourself right now. Consult your GP and have a Pre-Conception Talk, this discussion could help you in preparing your body and mind for what you’ll be going through!
If your case is like mine that I suffered from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, commonly known as PCOS, your GP might want to send you to the specialist to ensure you have the right treatment and maximise your chances to get pregnant easier and quicker.
Although with PCOS it can take ages to get pregnant and those are things you can discuss with your doctor. But with a bit of luck your case is like mine and second month in the trying bit and there i was PREGNANT (hubby wasn’t really happy he wanted to “keep trying” a bit longer). Even if everything is normal it can take a while to get pregnant.. or it can be as quick as a finger snap it’s just a lottery the important thing is to look after yourself and don’t stress!!
Some of the things women should consider when trying to conceive are:
If you are overweight you could be at risk of high blood pressure problems during pregnancy and even developing gestational diabetes. If your weight is under normal range there also complications with a possible risk of having a low weight baby.
It is very IMPORTANT: to eat healthy and incorporate lots of veggies and fruit in your diet and make sure you have a multivitamin supplement that contains folic acid and also very important NEVER try to lose weight while pregnant!!
If you’ve been exercising prior pregnancy you can continue your normal routines, obviously minus the crunches and sit ups, there’s no need for a six pack when you are pregnant! your gorgeous round belly is enough to show off!!
Always be mindful and consult your doctor if there are any complications and/or you feel any pain and discomfort when exercising! If you’ve never exercise before being pregnant also consult your GP before starting any routine.
Also very important when exercising during pregnancy is wearing breathable and comfortable clothing, such as tank tops, racerback tanks, comfortable maternity yoga pants, not only they will look nice but give you the support that your growing bump need!!
Have a look at our gorgeous maternity fitness clothing www.pregfit.com.au
|As a general guide to what you should gain during pregnancy. If your pre-
pregnancy BMI was.
|You sould gain…|
Less than 18.5 kg/m²
18.5 to 24.9 kg/m²
25 to 29.9 kg/m²
Above 30 kg/m²
| 12½ to 18kg
11½ to 16kg
7 to 11½ kg
5 to 9kg
To Calculate your BMI you can go to:
Good Luck and have fun while trying to conceive!!
Pregfit Team x