Planning a pregnancy and adapting your lifestyle and environment accordingly to welcome your prince or princes with the help of a healthy baby gender selection method, has become a common alternative for parents of the 21st century.
To ensure a healthy, risk- and problem-free baby gender selection experience it is important for both partners to familiarize and educate themselves on healthy eating plans, habits of a negative nature, the process of conception, the pregnancy itself and the after-birth lifestyle plan.
It takes the male up to three months to produce healthy, viable sperm, while the female takes a month to produce a healthy egg. It is therefore important that your lifestyle resembles the production of healthy sperm and eggs.
There are certain factors which need to be taken into consideration when putting together a baby gender selection, conception plan.
1. Understand Your Body
It is important for both partners to understand the body’s functions, especially that of the reproductive organs. This will assist in the understanding of conception and possible problems as to why infertility or miscarriages occur.
2. Balance Your Diet
Following a healthy, nutritional, but not too extreme daily eating plan is the first step to a balanced diet. It is essential that you provide your body with vitamins and oils found in proteins such as fish, vegetables such as avocados and fibers such as almonds.
3. Ditch Bad Habits
It is essential that you quit smoking, excessive drinking and illegal substances before, during, and after your pregnancy. These substances can impair the functions of the glands which release reproductive hormones, directly affect the health of your unborn child, and increase your chances of having miscarriage.
4. Change Your Workout
It is important to exercise daily before, during and after your pregnancy. However, excessive cardiovascular and weight training is not recommended for both partners. It is important to adapt your exercise routine and stop using any form of nutritional supplements, especially steroids.
1. Avoid Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) may hamper future chances of conceiving as you run the risk of becoming infertile. Since 1 in 4 people run the risk of contracting an STD before the age of 24, it is in your own best interest to ensure that you practice safe sex at all times.
2. Choose the Right Contraception
While hormonal contraceptives may lower the risk of becoming pregnant, it will not protect you from an STD. It may also cause delays in conception even after months of discontinued use. Intra-uterine devises are also not recommended if future conception is desired. It may cause uterine scarring which may damage the lining of the uterus. Therefore condoms are the best alternative to contraception as it protects you from both STD’s and possible pregnancy.
Couples sometimes loose touch with reality during the process and the struggle of conception. It is essential that you try and avoid associating sexual intercourse with your partner as simply ‘baby-making’-time. Take time to be sensual and out of the ordinary. Your sex-life should never suffer before, during or after pregnancy. Although some couples feel uncomfortable with the thought of engaging in sexual activity while the female is expecting, it is healthy- unless told otherwise by a medical practitioner. A couple might have their hands full with the new addition to the family, but should still make time for sexual intimacy
Career and Social Factors
1. Maternity Leave
The Labour Law grants pregnant workers 4 months maternity leave, starting 1 month before her due date. This does not include members of the National Defence Force, National Intelligence Agency, or South African Secret Service; or unpaid volunteers working for charity. Although it is unpaid leave, this time should be used to prepare for your new life as a mother.
2. Friends and Family
It is important that a mother socialises before conceiving, during her pregnancy and after. This will lower the risk of pre- and post-natal depression. The change a mother undergoes physically and emotionally can impact her mentally. A mother may become depressed before conceiving if there was a struggle or signs of infertility. Most mothers, however, develop post-natal depression. These mothers channel all their anger towards the new-born child and lose touch with motherhood. This may be due to a variety of reasons including insecurities which arose from her changed figure, a struggle during the birth or when the husband gives the child more attention than he does the mother. It is therefore essential for the mother to continue socialising and to allow herself free-time.
In the past babies were just made, regardless of the couple’s financial status. Today we live in a world where we are hardly able to support ourselves. A new child is a long-term investment and should be planned and incorporated into your financial budget.
Understanding Conception: Prince or Princess Guide
The process of planning a pregnancy, conceiving and becoming a parent is challenging to say the least. A couple has to take many factors into consideration before even planning a child. After conceiving a whole new list of factors are added to the list and finally, when the child is born these theories have to be put in practice.
It takes patience, respect and an in-depth understanding of each stage. To ensure that your and your partner’s conception experience is a pleasant one, prepare yourselves emotionally, physically and financially.
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