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Your first week of pregnancy starts from the day of your last period. Confusing, right? Chances are if you are reading this you are in the stages of wishing and hoping for one. Planning for a pregnancy is an exciting time, where many women experience a range of emotions. It is normal to be hopeful, frustrated, scared, discouraged, and over the moon excited all in the same day. There are things that you can do, even now, to prepare yourself for a future pregnancy.
Be aware of your body. You can chart your cycles to understand when you are ovulating, but just being aware of how you are feeling through the month can help you understand your body’s patterns. Remember that every woman’s cycle is different, so it’s helpful to know exactly when you are ovulating to maximize your chances of pregnancy and give you an accurate due date too.
Take good care of yourself! Get plenty of rest, begin taking prenatal vitamins, and consume a healthy diet supported by exercise to stay in the best shape possible. You’ll want to avoid alcohol, and caffeine if possible, while you are trying to conceive.
Now would be a great time to start dreaming about nursery decorations and baby names. If you’re a mama looking to conceive after loss, it may be helpful to talk to other women who have gone through the process to get support. If there’s one thing we all need as we prepare to become parents, it’s support from each other!