How to Prepare Your Body and Mind for Pregnancy

If you have decided that the time is right to become pregnant, you might think it’s simply a matter of working out the timing, having sex, and checking a pregnancy test. Although, of course, that is the basic way that it works, there are other things you need – or should – do before you actually see a positive result on that test. Ideally, you’ll want to prepare your body and mind for pregnancy to make not only conception easier but also the pregnancy itself and maybe even the birth. Read on to find out just some of the things you can do to help yourself and your baby.

See Your Doctor

If you know you want to become pregnant, the first thing to do is to make an appointment to see your doctor. The doctor will be able to check you over and ensure that you are healthy and fit in terms of your general health, and specifically your reproductive health (which is why it’s often best to seek advice from a family planning clinic). Your current health will be checked, and the doctor will be able to give you a lot of advice and guidance as to how best to prepare your body and mind for pregnancy.

If you’re unsure whether or not to go through with your pregnancy, it’s best to talk to someone who can advise you on your options. The team at can do just that, ensuring that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Eat Well

As human beings, we know we’re meant to eat healthily, and we know there are some foods that are extremely bad for us. We also enjoy those foods and often find that we are tempted by them. However, if you want to become pregnant, it’s important to clean up your diet and make it as healthy as possible. You need your body to be functioning as well as it can do in order to become pregnant and nurture your growing baby.

There are many things you can include in your diet to help you achieve this, including a lot of fruit and vegetables and removing things like sugar, caffeine, and too much salt, for example. You should also support your gut by taking probiotics, and, after checking with your doctor, certain supplements can be useful (especially folic acid).


No matter how healthy you might be physically, if your mental health is suffering, then becoming pregnant can be difficult (due to hormone levels being out of balance), and, if you do become pregnant, the pregnancy will be much harder and potentially even cause more mental health issues. Therefore, you need to be as relaxed and de-stressed as possible right from the start.

Some ways to do this include:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Exercising
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Speaking to a therapist
  • Journaling

These are just some of the ways you can relax more and enjoy the process of conceiving and pregnancy rather than becoming worried about things, which is bad for you and the baby.