Our OB/GYNs can’t be with us every day. They can’t monitor everything we do and provide advice as we navigate our daily life choices. That’s why it is important to take a proactive role in your reproductive health. What can you do to keep your body healthy during your childbearing years?
- Live Life in Moderation – As with anything in life, moderation is key. You can enjoy the occasional glass of wine or sweet dessert. Just make sure it’s done in moderation. It’s the best way to stay happy and healthy.
- Avoid Bad Habits– Bad habits like smoking can have a negative impact on your reproductive health and your body as a whole. First and second-hand smoke has been associated with infertility, early menopause, and miscarriage.
- Maintain a Healthy Weight – An unhealthy weight can cause hormonal imbalances. This leads to ovulation issues and other conditions. Being obese is associated with polycystic ovary syndrome, which can cause severe discomfort and infertility or low fertility.
- Take Your Prenatal Vitamins – Make sure you talk to your doctor about prenatal vitamins if you are trying to get pregnant or are pregnant. Some conditions like epilepsy and sickle cell anemia may require vitamin supplements.
- Know Your Fertility Options – Some women can get pregnant in their late 30s and early 40s. However, this is usually when fertility begins to decline. If you plan on having children, make sure you talk to your OB/GYN about your options. Some women may choose to freeze their eggs to have the opportunity to reproduce in the future.
Reproductive health is important for every woman, whether she plans on having children or not. It can affect your overall well-being and happiness as well as your risk factors for medical conditions. Contact our offices today to schedule an OB/GYN check-up and start monitoring your reproductive health.