I bought a book titled "What To Expect When You're Expecting" by Heidi Murkoff. It is a very good book. Something like a prenancy and baby bible to me.
There are a few thing mentioned in this book some of the preconception steps one should take before we conceive. Some which I find practical are:
#1. Start looking for a prenatal practitioner - Hmmm, i haven't really seriously gone to this far yet. I didn't even ask friends about it. I just browse the net looking for info.
#2. Smile for the dentist - Pregnancy hormones can actually aggravate gum and tooth problems. So I should get my 2 wisdom tooth surgery done. Sigh...I'm scared. I guess they have to wait.
#3. Check your family tree - There is no history of medical issues regarding pregnancy in both our families as far as I know. The only concern is that my mum vomitted 7 times daily for all three of her pregnancies during the first trimester! Oh god...help!
#4. Get tested - Some of the tests which I want to do are:
> Pap Smear
> STDs and HIV test
> Hepatitis B
I already made up my mind to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sally Ong @ Koe Clinic next Monday. I want to be as healthy as possible before I try to conceive.
Pray for me peeps!