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Trying to Conceive / Pre-Conception

So you’re thinking about trying to conceive? Congratulations! That exciting ‘blue line’ moment could be here before you know it! When it comes to preparing for pregnancy, we’re here to help you with all the advice you need for getting your pregnancy plan sorted. Whether it’s diet, timings or real support along the way, there are thousands of mums here at Karimums who understand the wonderful journey you’re about to embark on – so get excited!

Pre-pregnancy diet and lifestyle

Getting your body ready to carry new life doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful, which is good news. It’s about looking after yourself, living a healthy lifestyle and making nutritious food choices pre-pregnancy ... that goes for your partner too! It’s not really a diet for pregnancy as such; just making sure that you’re both getting a well-balanced variety of all the food groups, and doing some sort of exercise every day – even if it’s just a brisk walk.

Trying to quit!

Speaking of healthy habits, if you (or your partner) are smokers, now’s the time to take that leap and quit. Smoking can reduce your chances of conceiving, so what better incentive to quit than helping you make a little baby?

Signs of ovulation

When you’re feeling healthy, fit and fine, that’s the best time to get pregnant. It’s also good to understand your ovulation cycle. There are ways that you can work out when you ovulate and calculate your fertile window, as well as other signs of ovulation – such as the cervical mucus method, the basal body temperature method, and using ovulation predictor kits (or OPKs).

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