Posted January 17, 2014on:
Before getting pregnant with M, there were certain precautions I took. I started before Hubby and I even got married since I knew we wanted to start pretty quickly after we wed.
This time, I’m trying to do the same thing.
At the start of the year, I started taking prenatal vitamins.
I did the “master cleanse” but I decided to stop early because I wanted to make sure that my body wasn’t too acidic from all the lemon water.
I’ve increased my water intake. I’ve stopped drinking coffee.
Today, I started drinking a cup of milk in the morning.
I’ve also increased my spinach and red meat intake. When I was pregnant with M, I was anemic from the beginning. By the time I was halfway through my pregnancy, I had to take iron supplements twice a day in addition to trying to eat more spinach and red meat. This time, I’m going to try to eat the spinach and red meat (and other iron-rich foods) early on so that when I do get pregnant, I hope to not be anemic. And if I do end up anemic, I hope that I don’t have to bump myself up to two iron supplements again.
So far, I’m liking the idea of a second pregnancy. The first time around, everything was new, everything was scary, everything was unknown. Now, I have the experience, and I know how to deal and prepare.
How do you prepare yourself for pregnancy? What are your preconception preparations?