Step 1: Female Preparation
-Stop taking contraceptive pills/shots. It may take several months for your body to return to normal menses after stopping medication
-Take pre natal vitamins. Neural tube defects develop early in pregnancy. Start taking prenatal vitamins before you become pregnant.
-Stop smoking. Smoking can impact fertility, and it can cause fetal health problems.
-Moderation in diet and exercise. Obesity can impact fertility. Low weight and extreme exercise can impact fertility as well. Make sure you follow a healthy lifestyle with good foods and exercise, but don't go to extremes either way.
-Sleep- Leptin levels can impact fertility. Make sure you are getting adequate sleep each night. You will have plenty of time to stay up late once the baby is born.
Step 2: Male Preparation
- Do not use hot tubs. Hot tubs can impact sperm health.
-Moderation in diet and exercise. Eat well, exercise and take your vitamins. You have been paying attention to the notes for your partner haven't you? This applies to you as well as lifestyle can impact sperm quality. If you don't like vegetables, remember that it will make it easier for your partner to keep on her diet if you follow yours.
-Stop smoking. Smoking can impact sperm quality
Step 3: Partner preparation
-Know your geography. It sounds simple, but you cannot get pregnant from oral or anal sex. Make sure to use vaginal intercourse methods when having sex during fertile periods.