Planning a pregnancy
If you are thinking about having a baby, it is important to
start making healthy choices for yourself to help with having a
health pregnancy and a healthy baby. There are a number of things
that you can do to make sure your body is in the best shape to give
your baby a great start to life. Use our following tips.
Get a checkup before you get pregnant:
Getting a checkup before you get pregnant is a great idea. It
will give your doctor a chance to check your current health as well
as screen for any health problems. They will be able to talk
through your family medical history, and answer any questions you
may have about getting pregnant or being pregnant.
If you don't have a regular doctor, now is a good time to get
one. You can use our "Services" section of the website to
locate a doctor that is close to you and to find out about your
eligibility for subsidised healthcare.
Take Folic Acid with Iodine
Take Folic acid with Iodine, this helps your body's growth and
development. Folic acid is particularly important for the
development of your unborn baby. Taking folic acid before you get
pregnant and during pregnancy can help to prevent birth defects of
the brain and spine called neural tube defects.
For more information about Iodine please click here
Eat Healthy and be a healthy weight
Being a healthy weight before you get pregnant can help both
your health as well as that of your baby's. Overweight, obese and
underweight woman are more likely to have problems getting pregnant
and during their pregnancy such as miscarriage, stillbirth, high
blood pressure and preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and
complications during labour and birth.
August 7, 2015