Sweet Mother Sweet Baby
Your babies due date will usually be calculated as 40 weeks from the first day of your last period, so you need to take that in to account when organising your fitness program before birth. Your body will go through many physical changes during pregnancy and is something you must take care of.
If you’re at all anemic, your heart can be over worked, which in turn can affect your baby. It would be a good idea to take a blood test to reveal any signs of anemia, and it may be necessary to take iron supplements.
Folic acid will help to reduce the risk of some birth defects like spina bifida. You can increase your intake of this through food sources such as green leafy vegetables, cereals, and bread, or you can take supplements.
If you and your partner are serious about starting a family, then you should start to think about preparing for it at least a year before the time you’d like your baby to be born. There are some things you may want to take into account before getting pregnant, such as if you’re planning to move or what work commitments you may have and if you can get arrange the time off without problem. You may want to consider thinking about whether you want your baby to be born in winter or summer and at what time of the year you wish to go through pregnancy.
More women in this day and age delay having a baby until they reach their thirties or even early forties, A pregnant woman over 35 will be monitored a little more closely than a younger woman but women’s general health and fitness have improved so much as has technology that there are unlikely to be any extra risks involved.