- Planning for pregnancy can feel like a daunting task. It can change every aspect of your life — from your lifestyle and health to your weekly budget and work.
- A few things to keep in mind while you’re trying for a baby include tracking your cycle, seeing your obstetrician and gynecologist (OB-GYN), looking after your physical and mental health, and adopting a healthy diet.
- Alongside speaking to your doctor about your health before and during pregnancy, it’s important to look into your employer’s parental leave and benefits package, figure out when or if you might take some time out from work, and determine what your new budget might look like.
Pre-conception planning: What is it, and why is it important?
Having a baby can change every aspect of your life, and if you’re considering having a baby, it’s never too early to start preparing. Pre-conception planning involves taking steps before pregnancy to boost your chances of having a healthy and happy pregnancy. It will look slightly different for everyone but can involve your physical and mental health, your finances, exercise regime, and relationship. So, here are 14 hints, tips, and things to consider before getting pregnant.