How Ready is your Body for Pregnancy?
By Physician Aileen Chua
28 June 2022
28 June 2022
You have enjoyed enough of your couple time and have started to think of having a child to spice up your life. Then you start to wonder if your body is healthy enough to grow a healthy baby, and thinking if you need to get any checks done. For those of you who are feeling like this, here is a list of aspects to look out for to have a rough gauge of how ready your body is 😊
Here is a list of how you should be feeling in an ideal situation, the more you can check off the list, the readier your body is!
Cycle: 26-35 days. Length of Period: 4-7 days.
Symptoms during Period:
Amount (For 2 days, 1/2-3/4 day pad filled every 3-4 hours, 3/4 overnight pad filled when sleeping)
Your blood is in this colour
Blood is not sticky
Small or no blood clots
No lower back aches
Clear and stretchy, resembling raw egg white
Basal Body Temperature (BBT)
An increase of at least 0.4°C after ovulation, and maintain for 12-14 days
Good appetite (normal portion 2-3 meals a day)
Good digestion (no bloating, no reflux, no nauseous)
Regular bowel movements (Stools not too dry and hard, not loose and watery, not sticky)
Have a balanced diet
Have a healthy weight range of BMI 20-23 (Weight in kg/Height*Height in m)
Have 7-8 hours of sleep
Sleep by 11pm
Mentally prepared for the changes that the body has to go through during the pregnancy
Calm and relaxed generally
Have good abdominal muscles and core body strength
Have strong lower back muscles
Correct alignment of the spine and pelvic
Have good stamina
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