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If you are planning for a baby then don’t forget to consider a physical medical checkup. This check up ensures whether your body is ready to conceive or not. If you are not ready then you have to opt for a small treatment for preparing yourself to conceive. Only a healthy body results into a healthy baby.
If you are suffering from any serious medical problem, then this should be discussed with your doctor without much of delay. These can harm your baby later. Here go through the physical readiness checklist for a healthy conception. Have a look:
If you have not done any pre-pregnancy health check then the doctor is likely to be concerned about your medical background. You will be required to submit complete information about your lifestyle and eating habits. Your environment, both in and outside the house is taken into consideration. You will even be checked for health issues like diabetes which is not good for pregnancy. Consider providing information related to genetic diseases, if you have any. The menstrual cycle, and ovulation will also be discussed in length.
Make sure that you have done a cervical smear test before getting pregnant. If you have not done the test yet then go for it as soon as possible.
If you suspect urine tract infection then undergo a urine analysis test. This test is done for checking birth rate or miscarriages during pregnancy. If you are suffering from any of the birth related problems then it can be controlled before pregnancy.
Blood test is mandatory for checking anemia problem or other health disorders. This test makes sure if you have any genetic problem or other blood infection. It is necessary to treat all blood infection prior to pregnancy. Otherwise, it can create serious birth complications later during pregnancy that can harm your baby to a great extent.
If you are suffering from high blood pressure then it is necessary to cure it before getting pregnant otherwise it can cause various problems. It can also result into miscarriage or premature labor. It also affects the health of your baby.
Screening tests are done for checking Hepatitis B or HIV AIDS problem. It is necessary to treat or manage the problem in case of any above mentioned disease. This is a nice idea for increasing the chances of your pregnancy by eliminating all negative aspects or complication of the pregnancy. Doctor may also recommend screening test in case of Chlamydia.
Some infections may result into low birth rate or miscarriage. A blood test is what you need to do to get information about serious infection or rubella. If you are suffering from rubella then it can be treated only through vaccination. After treatment you should not try to conceive for at least one month. Otherwise, all harmful viruses will get transferred to the baby and there would be no use of vaccination. After one month, it would be better to undergo a blood test again. If everything is normal then you can think about getting pregnant.
You should also take vaccination against hepatitis B and chicken pox. These diseases can also cause problem during your first pregnancy. These are the common childhood diseases that can create future complications for your unborn baby. You should be aware of all possible diseases and their treatment in advance. A little awareness can save you and your child from serious future complications.
Parasitic diseases have negligible effect over the adults but can greatly harm the new born babies. These diseases result from animal infection or raw meat. You must undergo blood test for recognizing this disease. If you want to conceive then you should avoid eating raw meat and also avoid pets in your home. Reptiles and cats fall under this category. They harm the expectant lady to a large extent. You should be extra careful during gardening also. It would be better to use gloves every time. If you are planning for owning a cat or reptile then you should drop the idea immediately.
Folic acid is an essential requirement during pregnancy. Doctor recommends using 0.4 mg folic acid daily. In case of any problem, you can prefer folic acid supplements that are easily available in the market. These supplements should be consumed when you are trying to get pregnant and also during pregnancy. You should prefer supplements only after doctor's prescription. Lack of folic acid may result into various chronic diseases that are harmful for your baby and even for the expectant lady. Discuss with your doctor either you require the supplements in low amount or heavy dosages of the supplements.
If you are suffering from any serious genetic disease then don’t forget to see a genetic counselor for a healthy pregnancy.