The decision to have a baby is simultaneously scary, exciting, and stressful. It's also a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly, as pregnancy (and the baby that comes afterwards) will change you, your partner, and your relationship for good. Although the change can wonderful, it's best to be as prepared as possible even before you get pregnant in the first place. Knowing the proper precautions to take when trying to conceive can help ensure that you and your partner are both ready to become parents and endure the next nine plsu months.
Although you don't need to be plan a pregnancy to have a healthy pregnancy, most experts believe that going into parenthood with a plan can help in more ways than one. Known as "conscious conception," Everyday Family noted that preparing to get pregnant can increase your chances of conceiving, decrease your risks during and after pregnancy, and prepare you physically and mentally to become a mother.
These precautions, although fairly intuitive, can transform your pregnancy from an unexpected (yet happy) stress, to a planned and healthy step towards parenthood. So if you and your partner and trying to start a family, you may want to read on before trying to conceive.