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How to improve my health?

Hi, I hope everyone is fine. I am new here. I found it very difficult to narrate my story. I am 28 years old. I delivered a normal baby boy last year. Now we are planning our next baby. But there are complications. After my first baby, I am getting weak. This is really a problem for me. I have consulted too. He told me that it is a general weakness. I am now in a mess. Are there any tips which can improve my health? I am really worried. Looking forward to your suggestion. I am very much excited about my next baby. I hope things will get better.

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Hi there, have you had blood tests to check your health like iron , thyroid and blood count. Are you raking a multi vitamin. How is your eating habits? x

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Hello! Glad for your super plans! :) I believe this set of tips will be helpful for you.

Vitamins and veggies. Start eating a variety of whole grains, fruits and vegetables every day, and reduce your unhealthy-fat intake. Boost your consumption of foods that are rich in iron and calcium, and consider taking a multivitamin supplement, too. Just make sure you don't overdo it with vitamins A or D. (Recommended: vitamin A, 770 micrograms, up to 3,000 mcg; vitamin D, 5 mcg, up to 50 mcg.)

One of the most important ingredients in your multivitamin supplement is folic acid. A minimum of 400 mcg daily is recommended to reduce the risk of neural-tube defects such as spina bifida in babies. (If you are at increased risk, you may need approximately 10 times that amount, or 4 milligrams.) Just adding supplement subject, a would-be dad also should get plenty of folic acid, zinc and vitamin C, nutrients that are vital for optimal sperm production and quality.

Weight matters.(If there are any, sorry..) If you're heavier than you should be, try to get to within 15 pounds of your goal weight before becoming pregnant. Then switch to a maintenance diet of 1,800 calories per day while trying to conceive. Obese mothers face an increased risk of high blood pressure wich definitely causes difficulties. On the other hand, women who are too thin are at risk of experiencing fertility problems, going into preterm labor, having a low-birth-weight baby or becoming anemic. Just stay in the mids :)

Get with the fitness program. If you already have a regular fitness routine, by all means continue it (unless you are into marathons or extreme sports, in which case you should consult a physician to make sure your activities don't affect your fertility). And if you've been more into the couch than cardio, consider starting a program now. The one you can continue throughout your pregnancy. Being physically active when you're pregnant can help relieve pregnancy aches and pains. It also boosts your energy, helps you sleep, improves your mood and helps you cope with stress.

Take care, hun, the best of luck for you x

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Hi! Sounds not well. Do have your blood tests checks. You might lack some vitamins also. We aren't specialists here and can't recommend much. But being in your shoes I'd better consult Dr. I definitely understand just how overwhelming all of this is. I have made many mountains out of mole hills during ivf process which finally brought us our adorable son.

It is amazing how my brain could twist one piece of information and turn it in to "Omg, how will I cope with everything..." One day it will get better for us so that we could see we're healthy and strong enough for baby#2. Huge hugs x

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