Pregnancy Preparation

First Steps to Making Your Pregnancy More Comfortable

Having a baby can be a bit overwhelming, especially if it is your first pregnancy. From conception through delivery to breastfeeding, you will experience life changing events to cherish for a lifetime. Learning all you can about the changes taking place in your body and how your baby will develop during your pregnancy can help you look forward to the many wonderful changes and miracles taking place in your life. Here are a few suggestions to help you get your pregnancy off to a good start:

  • Prepare your body for pregnancy by preferrably taking CitraNatal®basic™ for several months prior to becoming pregnant.
  • Once your pregnancy is confirmed, talk to your doctor about the best prentatal vitamin to optimize nutrition for both you and your developing baby.
  • Proper exercise — During one of your first visits with your doctor, be sure to ask for an exercise program.  Exercise will strengthen your muscles and can help relieve stress, aches and pains. Also, your weight gain may be more gradual with proper exercise.
  • Digestive discomfort — If you become constipated, a stool softener can relieve your symptoms and help keep you regular.