Planning Your Family Expansion: How to Prepare for Pregnancy

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    Planning Your Family Expansion: How to Prepare for Pregnancy

    While life likes to surprise us, when a couple conceives is controllable — to a degree at least. The body is incredible when it comes to the biochemistry that lies behind how and when a woman falls pregnant. With the right information and support, the growth of a family can be done in a somewhat planned fashion.

    There is never a “perfect time” to have a baby. Even if you think it is, later it will occur to you that it wasn’t. But there is often a pull to add a new person to the family. If this is what you are experiencing, it’s time to talk to your partner, and if you are both willing, get the steps in motion!

    Stop Birth control

    This is an obvious step but with certain methods, it will take the woman’s body a while to stabilize and resume the natural rhythm of ovulation and menstruation. Talk with your physician about what could assist in making this a smooth transition.

    Care for Your Body

    If the woman’s body is to be an incubator for the next few months, you want that equipment in working order! Eat healthily, engage in self-care, and regulate your hormones to foster a safe environment for your baby. Stop drinking and smoking if those are habits you have because you never exactly know the moment you conceive.

    Chart the Cycle

    Ladies used to just count the days on the calendar marking down their ovulating days. Today, there is much more sophisticated technology associated with this sector of the market. These applications, tests, and methods more accurately reflect the individual woman’s phase in her cycle, increasing chance of pregnancy.

    Create Your Support Team

    Let your family doctor know that you plan on growing your family so that he or she can refer you to specialists, especially if you think you might have problems conceiving. A gynecologist in Montreal can help you through this process, recommending different options that could work for you and your family. Don’t be afraid to voice your concerns and fears, these are professionals who have seen cases like yours before.


    While we don’t suggest going crazy on the Internet looking for answers to the most minute questions, some research might help you anticipate signs and symptoms to look for. If you ever want to confirm the validity of the information you found, bring it up with your doctor or specialist. They will be able to dismiss any false information if you encounter any.

    There’s no way to perfectly prepare yourself for a growing family. There are steps you can take to make it happen, but if things aren’t working your way, there’s no problem with seeking the counsel of a professional.

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    Written by Jenson Phillips

    Hi, I'm Jenson. Father of two and living with OCD, read my musings on coping with both and maybe pick up some advice for yourself.