7 things moms wish they knew before they got pregnant

7 THINGS MOMS WISH THEY KNEW BEFORE THEY GOT PREGNANT

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Being a mom is the hardest job on earth, so that means there are some things you might want to start preparing for now.

Becoming a mother is one of the most wonderful things that can happen to a woman, but it can also be a scary, unnerving and overwhelming thing.

Even if you have a child or you feel prepared to be a mother, there may be some things you wished you’d known before that adorable, squirming bundle of joy is placed in your arms.

Here are a few of the things most moms wish they knew before getting pregnant, and if you are on your way to becoming a mother, you will want to know as well.

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The 11 earliest (and less known) symptoms that show you are pregnant

THE 11 EARLIEST (AND LESS KNOWN) SYMPTOMS THAT SHOW YOU ARE PREGNANT

Mariel Reimann

The absence of a period is, obviously, one of the most known and common symptoms predicting a possible pregnancy, however, you can have your period and still be pregnant.

Having a child was one of my dreams, and I could not conceive until I used invitro fertilization. On the way to fulfilling my dream of being a mother, I learned there are signs that confirm a pregnancy, which almost no woman knows.

Keep reading and discover the signs that indicate a wonderful little human is growing in you:

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10 ways to improve your chances of getting pregnant

10 ways to improve your chances of getting pregnant

10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING PREGNANT

Sonia Penha

These healthy habits may increase your chances of conceiving.

Experts admit that it is still a mystery why some women can get pregnant very easily, while some can spend years trying with no success. Every situation is so different, that there doesn’t seem to be one answer. However, scientists and doctors have discovered that certain lifestyle adjustments may increase your chances of conceiving a baby.

Take a look at these findings and discuss them with your spouse and doctor.

If you and your spouse are struggling to get pregnant, give some of these daily habits a try.

1. Cut the soda

According to a study co-written by Lauren Wise, Sc.D, fertility rate is 16 percent lower in women who drink two or more servings of any type of soda a day.

2. Go to bed early

A survey indicated that women who regularly get seven to eight hours of sleep per night observed better results when undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. It seems a little extra sleep can go a long way.

3. Brush your teeth

Taking good care of your teeth can have more benefits than just a clean mouth. A 2011 Australian study has shown that gum disease may add two months to the time it takes to conceive. If you and your spouse have decided that it is time to start a family, visit your dentist and have a cleaning and assessment done.

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