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10 Things to Do Now If You Want to Have a Baby in 2012

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, October 03, 2011 | 0 comments

Stock Photo credit: ecahal1. Find out exactly what your health insurance covers.
2. Explore your options for taking time off for medical appointments before the baby arrives and for parental leave after delivery
3. Get a physical. If you have been trying to get pregnant but haven't succeeded yet, both potential parents should consider getting a fertility assessment.
4. Improve your overall health.
5. Consider your space. Do you have space in your current home for a nursery?
6. Stop taking birth control pills at least two months before you want to become pregnant.
7. Take folic acid pills. Folic acid helps to prevent neural defects in developing babies, even in the very early stages of pregnancy.
8. When you are ready to get pregnant, make sure you are having sex at the "right time of the month."
9. Talk to your doctor about any medications, vitamins or herbal supplements you take.
10. Get expert diagnosis and treatment if you have difficulty conceiving.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant, by Jorge Chavarro, Walter Willett, Patrick Skerrett. Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (April 6, 2009)The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
by Jorge Chavarro, Walter Willett, Patrick Skerrett

-- Reveals startling new research from the landmark Nurses' Health Study, which shows that the food you eat can boost your fertility.

The book prescribes ten simple changes in diet and activity that can increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Groundbreaking findings into changes you can put into practice today, setting the stage for a healthy pregnancy and forming the foundation for an eating strategy that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

The Fertility Diet also offers a week's worth of meal plans and delicious recipes that will make following the guidelines easy and tasty.

Paperback: 288 pages - Click to order/for more info: The Fertility Diet
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Hardcover: 304 pages - Click to order/for more info: The Fertility Diet
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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
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