When is the right time to have children? This question may have occurred to some time expectant mothers and expectant fathers. Actually, the answer is simple: no time is really right to have children, because the dynamics of life in the workplace and the family will definitely bring up anything else that requires the attention of prospective mothers. But otherwise, there is no wrong time to have a child. What is important is really desired pregnancy and should be planned to ensure a healthy and uneventful pregnancy.
At the time of going to plan a pregnancy, you should pay attention to diet, lifestyle and health condition of the mother. Here are some tips you can do:
- Keep your diet expectant mothers. Eat healthy foods and beverages, especially foods that contain folic acid. Consumption of folic acid in the form of vitamin supplements can also be done by the prospective mother. Consumption of folic acid at least one month before pregnancy reduces the risk of fetal abnormalities in the spine.
- Diet plan during pregnancy is still allowed. Because the odds of a healthy pregnancy increased the prospective mother who approached the ideal weight. But you should avoid diets that avoid certain food groups, such as diet without carbohydrates. Consumption of carbohydrates are ‘good’ like whole wheat bread and brown rice. Proteins such as fish and chicken, as well as fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese are highly recommended.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol. If the expectant mother smokes, stop the habit as soon as possible, especially when planning a pregnancy expectant mothers. Effects of smoking in pregnancy is very diverse, ranging from reduced fertility to cause chromosomal damage cells. This effect can also occur in passive smokers. Alcohol is also associated with certain defects in the fetus.
- Expectant father must also maintain health. Experts recommend the father to take multivitamins that contain Zinc and Selenium every day for at least 3 months before conception to the development of healthy sperm.
Do not forget to prepare for the lifestyle changes that will occur in pregnant women and expectant fathers after the child present. Prospective fathers should also be ready to be a father who is ready to share the responsibility with the mother. Congratulations to plan a healthy pregnancy.