So you’ve decided you’re ready to be a mum?
Don’t wait until you’re pregnant to start looking after yourself. Making some smart lifestyle choices now can not only increase your chances of conceiving, it can also help you enjoy a happy pregnancy, giving your baby the best start in life.
GOOD TO KNOW
When are you most likely to conceive? How to use a fertility calendar?
What nutrients do you need to prepare your body for pregnancy? And what can you and your partner do now to get ready for the most exciting trip of your lives so far? Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know right now.
How to prepare your partner for your journey to pregnancy
Working together as a team in the coming months will definitely improve your chances of conceiving. Good communication is key, of course – from understanding the ins and outs of your cycle, to you both being honest about your feelings. Here’s how to ...
Feeling healthy, full of energy and, of course, sexy are all key ingredients for conception.
But everyday worries and stresses can sometimes wear you down, especially if you’ve been trying for a while. Follow our guide to feeling great.
From keeping your baby plans a secret, to managing a busy schedule, find out how to deal with work-related concerns – and balancing your life between career and parenthood.
Could my stress at work be affecting my chances of conceiving?
Stress causes a number of chemical changes in the brain that trigger physical changes throughout the body. In the short term, these can be helpful – sharpening our mind for a tricky meeting for example, or giving us a necessary boost of energy to meet a tough deadline. In the long term, however, stress can take its toll on the body, causing everything from high blood pressure to sleep and digestive disorders.
From the moment you start trying for a baby, you have special nutritional needs that continue throughout your pregnancy and whilst you’re breastfeeding.
Especially during this time it is important to follow a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Pregnant women have increased requirements for some nutrients as they also need to supply their unborn baby during this period. Particular care should be taken to ensure an adequate supply of folate. Food supplements Femibion 1 and 2, to be used as a complement to a varied and balanced diet, provide you with folate together with other essential micronutrients for you and your baby.