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When trying to conceive it is very important to drink lots of water about 8-10 cups a day. This helps to "clean out" your system and helps to increase fertile quality cervical fluid. Also, it's a good habit to begin for pregnancy - when drinking a lot of water is imperative.
It's important to start prenatal vitamins while you are trying to conceive. It gets you in a good habit and the folic acid in prenatals help to prevent certain birth defects. Prenatal vitamins also contain a good amount of calcium and iron which are beneficial in pregnancy.
Before you start trying to conceive you should schedule a pelvic exam. Your doctor will give you a pap smear as well as check for an abonormalities in a regular exam of the uterus and ovaries. Tell them you are planning on getting pregnant and ask them about a prescription for prenatal vitamins.
Before you start trying to conceive, it is a good idea to think of the costs of prenatal care. Do you have insurance that covers maternity? If so, can you afford the deductibles and copays? If you have no insurance, keep in mind that most doctors and hospitals want the entire bill paid by the 7th month of pregnancy.
Iron is important in pregnancy and should be taken while trying to conceive to insure healthy blood. Iron can be taken in supplement form. Iron can be found in foods such as enriched breads, prune juice, nuts, caviar, cheddar cheese, egg yolks, chickpeas,lentils, pumpkin seeds, black-strap molasses, mussels, wheat germ, whole-grain products, seaweed and red meats.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|