Many people think of just 3 trimesters when it comes to pregnancy, but in reality, there are actually 6! The pre-trimester is one of the most important trimesters, and it can help determine the remaining 5, and also help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
6 Pregnancy Trimesters
The pre-trimester is the essential time to improve your health, which will last during and after pregnancy.
The 6 pregnancy trimesters are crucial, but what is even more critical is the pre-pregnancy trimester, the "Pre-Trimester". The pre-trimester is an essential time to start pregnancy in the best possible shape, improve your chances of getting pregnant, have a healthy baby, survive pregnancy intact.
Preparing sufficiently before becoming pregnant can also prevent many problems later on and help save women's lives.
What is the pre-trimester?
The pre-trimester is for those:
- trying to conceive (TTC) presently
- trying to conceive (TTC) soon
- with fertility problems and conception issues
- with prior pregnancy complications
- undergoing IVF or other fertility treatments
- men who want to get ready for a healthy pregnancy
The pre-trimester starts when you decide you want to get pregnant in the future. It is never too early to start preparing!
What should you do during the pre-trimester?
Preconception health during the pre-trimester refers to the woman's and man's health before getting pregnant during their reproductive years. The pre-trimester is the essential time to improve your health, which will last during and after pregnancy.
It includes starting healthy habits, a healthy diet, taking a daily pregnancy vitamin including folic acid, exercising regularly, learning about pregnancy mood issues and how to deal with them, being at the optimal weight for the pregnancy, learning about optimal pregnancy weight gain, and finding the right hospital and the best available doctor.
By implementing these healthy habits, you will help improve the remaining 5 trimesters.