When starting your fertility journey you may be filled with a mix of emotions. Nerves, excitement, anxiety and quite possibly like you’re entering into something you have no guidebook for.
That’s certainly true for those who become first-time parents and are therefore trying for the first time. There’s a lot to learn about fertility, the risks that come with pregnancy and the possible outcomes that could occur for any pregnancy or those trying to get pregnant.
With that being said, it’s important to consider these tips when starting your fertility journey in the near future.
What are your family goals? Are there a certain number of children you’d want to have? Are you planning to pop them out all close together or are you looking to space them out over several years?
It’s necessary to think about this and communicate openly with your partner about what your plans are. Of course, the path of fertility is never one that’s smooth sailing and sometimes, even with planning, things can go awry. However, it’s important to discuss your family goals so that you’re both on the same page. It’s also something that you should know in yourself, should you be at a point where you’re with someone new and you have your own family goal dreams that may include less or more kids than what your new partner wants.
Budgeting for a new baby is something to take seriously because having a baby is by no means cheap. It’s an extra family member in your home and when it comes to the first few years of the baby’s life on earth, they’re going to most likely suck your bank balance dry.
From the new nursery, all of the clothing, feeding and entertaining the baby, it’s only the start of a long and expensive lifestyle. Make sure you’ve budgeted for this baby and that you’ve factored in all of the costs ahead of time.
Pre-pregnancy supplements are certainly something that you want to be hot on when it comes to your fertility journey. Ideally, you want to get your body ready for what will be a home for your baby for at most, nine months.
With that being said, are you taking all of the pre-pregnancy supplements that have been recommended, like folic acid for example? These are essential for your baby’s development and to give it the best chance of developing properly in the womb.
Tracking your cycle is necessary because often enough, you’re likely taking stabs in the dark if you don’t know when you’re most fertile.
There are plenty of apps and tools out there that can be used to help track your cycle and to pinpoint your most fertile days.
Finally, be sure to explore different options when it comes to any fertility struggles. From gender selection, IVF treatments and surrogacy, there are still plenty of options if you’re struggling to conceive naturally.
These tips should hopefully help set you up for what will be an exciting time ahead.
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