before getting pregnant

There are so many things to do before getting pregnant, but where do you begin? Let us help you with this handy checklist for getting ready for the 9 months of pregnancy.

The essentials:

Take daily folic acid/prenatal vitamin
See your doctor for a preconception visit
Be at your optimal weight (BMI 19.5-25)
Stop drinking alcohol and/or taking drugs
Decrease caffeine and diet soda
Eat healthy food
Learn everything about improving your pregnancy chances
Find out your fertile days
Eat healthy food
Stop birth control

The desired:

Exercise
Get a mani-pedi. You want to look your best all over
Review your finances- save money

Get a hobby
Review your food habits
Discuss where you want to live
Deepen your relationship and talk about becoming parents
Reevaluate your job

See your dentist
Check your insurance
Discuss pregnancy with friends and your family
Travel now
Get your hair ready, too
Go through your wardrobe and stop buying clothes
Find out how to improve fertility
Learn about early pregnancy signs
Find a good hospital to have your baby

Read More:
The Pre-Trimester: All You Need To Know