By Dr. Prachi Patkar
Expecting a baby can be a Thrilling and an Overwhelming experience. However few things should be kept in mind before planning one.
Most important of all, even before you plan a baby you need ask yourself few questions:
1) Do you really want one?
2) Are you in right state of mind to have one?
3) Are you ready for the responsibility that follows after birth of baby?
A Couple should be mentally prepared to welcome a baby in their life. Having a baby only because of Social Peer Pressure is the worst thing you can do to yourself and your little Muchkin.
Health of you and your partner is utmost important before planning a Baby. A Healthy Mother and Father will create a Healthy Baby. Having Healthy lifestyle such as avoid stress at work etc as stress can delay pregnancy, quitting Addictions such as smoking and drinking, Eating Nutritious food as deficiencies can delay conception are things you need to keep in mind. Consult your Gynac for Pre-Conception Counseling. They will help you go through proper screening process and give solutions for same which can fasten your chances of conception.
3. Planning your Finances
How much ever money we have we may still find it less before starting a Family. Right Financial Planning with whatever funds you have will help you feel confident. Having a Substantial amount of Savings can help us fight emergency financial set backs.
A Healthy Environment is extremely essential for a expecting mother and upbringing of a Baby. Environment in this case is Home and surroundings. It will affect Baby’s Physical, Mental and Emotional well-being. Cordial relations between Couple, Parents and extended family in short all those who will come in contact of Baby’s daily interactions form integral part of baby’s developmental process.
5. Emotional Cleansing
All of us come with a Emotional baggage, some can handle it better than others. This is the relationship an individual has with self. If not handled correctly it may affect baby at each step, be it from conception to birth and his/her growing years. Learn to Channelize it to get the best in you. Remember there is No Perfect Parent only Right one. Yoga Meditation can be of great help to connect with oneself.
Plan that road trip, Take that plunge of Bungee, take that skydive because once you conceive. Adventure is a distant dream for at least a year or two. Travel can bring best in you and bring you close as a couple. This will help in strengthening your bond which is again important to face the upcoming challenges which will test your Relationship as a couple. Well handling a baby is no less than an Roller Coaster ride.
Healthy diet is extremely important when planning to conceive. This will take care of deficiencies if any which are delaying conception. Having Fertility foods and fertility teas can increase your chances of conception however solving underlying problem for delayed conception if any is important to get faster results. These foods can easily be found in your kitchen closet.
Birth of baby brings in responsibility. Timing the birth of baby can reduce undue financial stress faced by New Parents. Planning future goals such as age of the child when Parents retire will keep Child’s educational, marriage expenses under control. It can different for different couples depending solely on their priorities and can be worked on by couple mutually.
A Right frame of mind and A Right Attitude can help you sail through the beautiful journey of Parenthood. After all baby just wants your love and affection. It’s only thing money can’t buy for rest there’s MasterCard. Hope you find this article helpful.