Planning a baby

Having a discussion with your partner

  • Why do want to have a baby
  • Get on the same page
  • Talking if in case baby has a disability
  • Talking about child' religion
  • Talk about sharing the baby duties
  • How will you discipline the child
  • Chat with parents around
  • Trying according to pregnancy calendar with the help of doctors opinion
  • Why do want to have a baby
  • Get on the same page
  • Talking if in case baby has a disability
  • Talking about child' religion
  • Talk about sharing the baby duties
  • How will you discipline the child
  • Chat with parents around
  • Trying according to pregnancy calendar with the help of doctors opinion

Age related risks

  • With increased maternal age , the risk of chromosomal abnormalities,particularly trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome)
  • There is also an increased risk of infertility, miscarriage, fibroid, hypertension, gestational problems, labour problems, and prenatal mortality

Doctor things to ask your doctor while you are planning a baby

  • Cervical screening
  • Reg checkup
  • Visit to a dentist
  • Check thyroid levels
  • Talk about any health condition u are going through
  • Talk about family medical history
  • Talk about any undertaking med if it safe or not

Lifestyle

  • Firstly stop with your birth control
  • Achieving a appropriate weight

Should not be over wt or underweight

  • Exercise
  • Cut caffeine
  • Work on stress
  • Alcohol and smoking
  • Slush funds
  • Sleep cycle

Diet

  • Folate boost
  • No fish
  • Limit soda and fruit juice
  • Avoid toxic places and people

Medical conditions

Tests for illness such as

  • HIV
  • hepatitis
  • rubella
  • chickenpox immunity
  • herpes
  • std’s such as Chlamydia, syphilis , gonorrhea
  • thyroid with TSH tests

Genetic Test

  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Thyllasemia
  • Depression

Medical test

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Genetic screening

Family medical history

  • Talk to your doctor about any family member with chromosomal abnormality,developmental disability , birth defect,
  • Talk to doctor if you had any previous preterm birth , miscarriage ,still birth
  • Previous pregnancy or child affected by spina bifida or anencephaly

Medicines to consider

  • Folic acid (vitamin B 9)
  • VIT d if agreed by doctor

Vaccinations

  • Measles , mumps , rubella (MMR) vaccine - one month before getting pregnant
  • Tetanus, diphtheriaand pertussis vaccine- 3rd trimester of pregnancy
  • Vaccine for Zikavirus

Pregnancy Test

  • A pregnancy test can be done on either urine or blood.
  • Pregnancy tests find the presence of human chronic gonadotropin hormone (HCG).
  • This is a hormone made by the placenta about 10 days after fertilization.

Early symptoms of pregnancy

  • Missed periods
  • Feeling exhausted
  • Swollen breast
  • Urination more than normal
  • Nausea and vomiting
 
 

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