You have decided to have a baby. My warmest congratulations! Absolutely new period is started from now and it depends only from you if it is happy or not.
Every woman is thinking about a baby time from time and only a few of them are planning a pregnancy. In most cases pregnancy is a big surprise for a pair.
It is really great that you decided to prepare for this important step. So let us start.
Before conceiving a baby you need to do the next:
- Stop smoking if you do.
Both you and your partner should stop smoking at least several months before the conception. Smoking is very harmful for your health and it is even more harmful for a baby.
Smoking makes it harder to conceive because nicotine reduces parents’ fertility. For mother it affects the production of hormones that are necessary for pregnancy. For men it is also extremely important because smoking reduce the amount of sperm, its mobility and even its shape. (more…)