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    Monitor your weight: Prepare your body for pregnancy by losing the extra kilos. Besides making childbirth easier, it will also help you avoid possible complications like diabetes and high blood pressure. Fitter women tend to have relatively shorter labour and experience lesser pain during delivery.
  • Yowoto parents and daughter exercising
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    Hit the gym: Being fit is not simply about being the right weight. Being fit means making time for your body. No, we don't mean rigorous workouts and hours at the gym. We're suggesting that you make some time for a little physical activity every day. It could be a walk, yoga or a dance class. Physical activity strengthens your core and improves fertility.
  • Yowoto couple counting retirement money
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    Vitamin M: Make sure you're financially secure and ready to add a member to the family. Apart from the childbirth and post-delivery care, plan for contingencies like unforeseen medical expenses, etc. A baby is a huge financial commitment, so plan your finances with an expert before you try for one.
  • Yowoto toothbrushes and tooth clipart
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    Meet the dentist: If a dentist never figured in your calendar, it’s time to get that dental check done! The hormonal changes that you undergo during pregnancy can create a lot of mess with your gums. Forewarned is forearmed, so get your preventive care and x-rays done beforehand.
  • Yowoto indian doctor with stethescope smiling
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    Work hazards: If your work is physically taxing and requires you to pick up weights or exposes you to some chemicals or rays, consult a doctor to find out what this means for your baby. You might need to make some changes on the work front. Don't worry, most companies have sound policies for pregnant women.
  • Yowoto blood testing lab
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    Check on your genes: Chromosomal and genetic abnormalities as well as inherited disorders like Huntington’s disease, the susceptibility to breast cancer, heart diseases, etc., that the future child might be at risk of, can be detected before pregnancy with the help of genetic counselling.


  • Yowoto woman on weighing scale
    Photodisc/Thinkstock
    1/6
    Monitor your weight:: Prepare your body for pregnancy by losing the extra kilos. Besides making childbirth easier, it will also help you avoid possible complications like diabetes and high blood pressure. Fitter women tend to have relatively shorter labour and experience lesser pain during delivery.
  • Yowoto parents and daughter exercising
    iStockphoto/Thinkstock
    2/6
    Hit the gym:: Being fit is not simply about being the right weight. Being fit means making time for your body. No, we don't mean rigorous workouts and hours at the gym. We're suggesting that you make some time for a little physical activity every day. It could be a walk, yoga or a dance class. Physical activity strengthens your core and improves fertility.
  • Yowoto couple counting retirement money
    Jupiterimages/Comstock/Thinkstock
    3/6
    Vitamin M:: Make sure you're financially secure and ready to add a member to the family. Apart from the childbirth and post-delivery care, plan for contingencies like unforeseen medical expenses, etc. A baby is a huge financial commitment, so plan your finances with an expert before you try for one.
  • Yowoto toothbrushes and tooth clipart
    iStockphoto/Thinkstock
    4/6
    Meet the dentist:: If a dentist never figured in your calendar, it’s time to get that dental check done! The hormonal changes that you undergo during pregnancy can create a lot of mess with your gums. Forewarned is forearmed, so get your preventive care and x-rays done beforehand.
  • Yowoto indian doctor with stethescope smiling
    Darrin Klimek/Digital Vision/Thinkstock
    5/6
    Work hazards:: If your work is physically taxing and requires you to pick up weights or exposes you to some chemicals or rays, consult a doctor to find out what this means for your baby. You might need to make some changes on the work front. Don't worry, most companies have sound policies for pregnant women.
  • Yowoto blood testing lab
    Huntstock/Thinkstock
    6/6
    Check on your genes:: Chromosomal and genetic abnormalities as well as inherited disorders like Huntington’s disease, the susceptibility to breast cancer, heart diseases, etc., that the future child might be at risk of, can be detected before pregnancy with the help of genetic counselling.
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6 Lifestyle Changes You Need To Make Before You Get Pregnant

2013-02-25 13:23:00 +0530

“I'll quit smoking the day I get pregnant.” How many times have you said this to yourself? Plenty. But can you give up alcohol, coffee and cigarettes, all in a day? Here are some lifestyle changes you need to make BEFORE you start trying for a baby

Sheena and Josh Fernandes have a gorgeous baby called Keisha. And while all is well with their little world (touchwood!) today, they did go through a trying time before they finally managed to conceive. The reason? Their lifestyles. Both Josh and Sheena were smokers, addicted to caffeine and worked long and late hours. Sounds familiar? Perhaps it's time for a lifestyle overhaul like the Fernandes'. Here's what you can start with.

We're not discussing the obvious changes in a list-every mother knows she has to work towards a nicotine, alcohol and coffee-free system, preferably before pregnancy. Ideally, these are changes that a woman should start making a year prior to trying for a baby. 

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6 Lifestyle Changes You Need To Make Before You Get Pregnant

2013-02-25 13:23:00 +0530

“I'll quit smoking the day I get pregnant.” How many times have you said this to yourself? Plenty. But can you give up alcohol, coffee and cigarettes, all in a day? Here are some lifestyle changes you need to make BEFORE you start trying for a baby

Sheena and Josh Fernandes have a gorgeous baby called Keisha. And while all is well with their little world (touchwood!) today, they did go through a trying time before they finally managed to conceive. The reason? Their lifestyles. Both Josh and Sheena were smokers, addicted to caffeine and worked long and late hours. Sounds familiar? Perhaps it's time for a lifestyle overhaul like the Fernandes'. Here's what you can start with.

We're not discussing the obvious changes in a list-every mother knows she has to work towards a nicotine, alcohol and coffee-free system, preferably before pregnancy. Ideally, these are changes that a woman should start making a year prior to trying for a baby. 

Click here to view the slideshow.


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6 Lifestyle Changes You Need To Make Before You Get Pregnant

2013-02-25 13:23:00 +0530

“I'll quit smoking the day I get pregnant.” How many times have you said this to yourself? Plenty. But can you give up alcohol, coffee and cigarettes, all in a day? Here are some lifestyle changes you need to make BEFORE you start trying for a baby

Sheena and Josh Fernandes have a gorgeous baby called Keisha. And while all is well with their little world (touchwood!) today, they did go through a trying time before they finally managed to conceive. The reason? Their lifestyles. Both Josh and Sheena were smokers, addicted to caffeine and worked long and late hours. Sounds familiar? Perhaps it's time for a lifestyle overhaul like the Fernandes'. Here's what you can start with.

We're not discussing the obvious changes in a list-every mother knows she has to work towards a nicotine, alcohol and coffee-free system, preferably before pregnancy. Ideally, these are changes that a woman should start making a year prior to trying for a baby. 

Click here to view the slideshow.