How to prepare for pregnancy

How to prepare for pregnancy🤰🏻

It is advisable to conduct the initial examination at least 3 months before the intended conception and use

It includes:
✅A blood test for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B (HBsAg), hepatitis C (Anti-HCV antibodies total), the so-called “hospital complex”.
✅General blood count.
✅A blood test for ferritin and serum iron to rule out anemia or latent iron deficiency (more common than we think ☝🏻).
✅A blood test for TSH (to exclude thyroid diseases).
✅PAP test or Liquid Cytology (preferred) + HPV test (highly oncogenic types).
✅Analysis from the vagina for the detection of the following pathogens by PCR: • Chlamydia trachomatis • Mycoplasma genitalium • Neisseria gonorrhoeae • Trichomonas vaginalis
If the result is positive, treatment is mandatory!
✅Analysis of blood for the determination of antibodies (Ig G) to measles, rubella, chickenpox viruses.
If antibodies are not detected, vaccination against these infections is recommended and a pregnancy can be planned in a month.
✅Fluorography or chest x-ray (if done more than 1 year ago).
✅ It is also recommended to have a blood test for vitamin D, but it is not necessary.
❗️ Prophylactically, it is recommended to take 600-800 IU of vitamin D per day (without a blood test).
✅Start taking folic acid supplements 3 months before planning a pregnancy.
❗️The recommended dosage is 400 mcg per day.
✅ Quitting bad habits, balanced nutrition and moderate physical activity.