To have a healthy pregnancy it is important to have a healthy diet, discuss your medication use with your doctor and do not use alcohol or drugs and do not smoke, this also applies to your partner!
When you have a menstrual cycle of 28 days (4 weeks), ovulation will be about 14 days after the first day of your period. An ovum remains alive for about 12 hours. A sperm remains 2-3 days alive. When you’re around ovulation regularly – every other day – sex with your partner, the chance of pregnancy is highest.
Before you are pregnant, it is wise to start taking folic acid. Start with this if you want to get pregnant, but at least 4 weeks before getting pregnant. Continue to take folic acid until you are 10 weeks pregnant. Folic acid is a vitamin that is good for the health of your baby. It helps with the closing of the back of the baby.
Folic acid can be obtained from pharmacy.
Stop smoking, alcohol and drug use when you want to become pregnant, but especially when you’re pregnant! Of all these intoxications can reduce your fertility and it takes a longer time to get pregnant. These intoxications also give an increased chance of getting a miscarriage and during pregnancy they can affect the development of the baby.