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10 things to do before getting pregnant

Last updated on: March 12, 2013 18:36 IST

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Smriti Talwar Chhabra

If you have decided to step into motherhood zone, here is the list of things you must do before getting pregnant. Babies are blessings but at the same time they are time and money sucker too! Before you start popping your pre-natal vitamins you must...

1. Go on a vacation

Vacation with kids is actually a nightmare. Even a two-day weekend getaway means carrying four bag packs only for the little one ranging from diapers, bottle, milk, baby food, clothes, medicines, stroller blah blah blah...

Pick up a vacation destination where you can relax and rejuvenate to take up next big role.


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2. Watch movies and theatres

Sitting at theatres with baby bump might sometimes get uncomfortable. Moreover with your continuous bladder emptying breaks it becomes all the more disgusting.

And if by any chance you are thinking that you would be able to catch with latest on movies after baby, you are making a big mistake sweetie! Babies hate to lose attention of their mums to something else.



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3. Read your books stock

You will get time to read them in pregnancy as well. But if you have a huge stock left, it is always better to start early.



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4. Wear the dresses you adore to wear

This is the only time when you are seeing your body in the shape you want it to. Utilise this time to the fullest to wear all short and long dresses you have dumped in your wardrobe.

However buying new dresses at this stage is not really advisable.



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5. Do all adventures you wanted to do

If you have been longing to do bungee jumping or cliff jumping -- do it right away. Running marathons is also a good idea.


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6. Start saving

You know that you need to have sufficient account balance for all the baby expenses but you must also have contingency funds for your pregnancy. Healthy pregnancy and delivery is what everyone desires but it might get expensive than what you have planned.



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7. Stock on your sleep

Sleep at your own will' will just be a phrase once your baby arrives. With some women facing sleeping problems during pregnancy it is good if you sleep well at this stage.

This would help you conceiving quickly too. Studies also show that women who rest and sleep properly have better ovulation cycle.



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8. Go for an all-girls getaway

Catch up with all issue-less girlfriends of yours and go on a weekend getaway. Feel like a girl! Rest of your life is going to be spent feeling like a mummy!



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9. Relax and spend quality time with your partner

Utilise this time to strengthen the bond with your partner. It is a new role you both are entering into. You must get emotionally prepared for the same.



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10. Set your work at office right

Check for maternity HR policies of your company. Try to take challenging roles now as you might not be able to take them later. If you are at stage of switching job, do it right away!



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