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5 things to keep in mind while planning a family

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5 things to keep in mind while planning a family

Like love, a family is not something you chance upon. A family is nurtured with love, emotions and careful planning to ensure that it is a smooth transition from a family of two to a family of three or more. While the idea of starting up a family can be daunting for many reasons, bringing a new life into the world is a beautiful and overwhelming journey. 

If you are planning to start a family and want to be best prepared for what is in store, this blog is for you. Read on to find out the top 5 things to consider that can make it easier to enter the new phase of your family life.

Top 5 things to consider before starting a family

The decision of adding more members to your wholesome family can be affected by a myriad of factors. However, if you want to start a family, nothing short of an apocalypse should be able to stop you. To make the process of planning your family easier, here are our top 5 things to consider before starting a family. 

  • The Age Factor: While the biological clock of every individual differs depending on their lifestyle, genes and various other factors, it is always good to discuss the ideal age range for conception with an expert or a gynaecologist. To become parents, the first step is to conceive and get through pregnancy. And more often than not, you will need the guidance of a doctor to walk you through what is in store for you. After all, pregnancy is a wonderful whirlwind that makes our heart a little full and our hormones can be seen shooting through the roof. While the experience you are preparing for is going to be beautiful, taking the biological clock into account can improve your chances. A doctor can help understand which age would be ideal for the couple to start planning their family and get to work on that nursery.
  • Start saving: Planning a contingency fund can make it so much easier to handle things once the baby arrives, because the baby is going to need all your attention then. The arrival of the baby will set a few things in stone. Apart from the sleepless nights, the cute baby pictures and the evening strolls in the park, you will also have to think about setting funds aside for the education of the child, keeping an emergency fund handy for rainy days, etc. Financial stability and a diaper genie are a prerequisite before you start a family. 
  • Pay attention to your mental health: Mental well-being is as important as physical well-being to prepare a woman’s body for pregnancy. It can be helpful if, during the period of conception and pregnancy, the mind and body are in sync, at peace and all negative energy is at bay. This will not only help you maintain a healthy mind but also improve quality of life, therefore, aiding the entire process. 
  • Regular check-ups: Every person’s body is built differently and hence, works differently too. It is important that you have a constant tab on your and your partner’s vitals and full-body health as a whole. This is so as to avoid any complications while conception or during the pregnancy. It is recommended that you go for regular check-ups (at least once a month) and tend to any pressing health issues that could affect your pregnancy. 
  • No smoking, alcohol or caffeine: Nicotine, alcohol and caffeine are all known to affect the health of the mother-to-be but have even more adverse effects on the foetus. In fact, consumption of any of these when you are trying to conceive can affect the success rates of pregnancy or otherwise, sometimes, lead to miscarriage. Hence, it is advised that you quit smoking and drinking alcohol at least three months in advance and caffeine as soon as you start trying to make a baby. In fact, these are the top things to avoid during pregnancy

  • The decision to start a family can give your life a new dimension and purpose. However, to ensure that your life takes a turn for the positive, speak to your partner, figure out where you stand in life financially and emotionally and ensure that your body is ready to go through the changes a pregnancy will bring about. Pregnancy, however, is not just about the logistic factors but also about love, an emotional roller-coaster and an amazing gift to look at, at the end of the tunnel. 

    For more pregnancy-related blogs and information, watch this space. 

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