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Lowering Your 'High Risks' Now

Okay, so how do you keep yourself from having a high risk pregnancy?

  1. Change your family genetics. If you have high blood pressure because everyone on your father’s side has it, stop talking to them. Okay, how’s that going to help?
  2. Don’t be under 20 or over 35 when you get pregnant. That’s a plan … of sorts.

But there are real things you can do now that could potentially keep you from having a "high risk" pregnancy later. Taking a look at your eating habits is a great place to start.

Of course if you have problems conceiving, it's natural to get depressed. And for many of us, feeling depressed points us directly towards so-called "comfort" foods.

"I'm so depressed. I think I'll just put on some sweats and spend the afternoon on the couch with the soaps and Haagen Daazs." Who ever says:
"Yeah, I'm feeling kind of down. I think I'll have a nice leafy salad and do an hour of Pilates?"

(I've only seen people like Jessica Simpson saying it in US magazine and I'm still not buying it.)

The point is: Nobody has to become a health nut to have a healthy baby. Just remember: Those comfort foods — candy, macaroni and cheese, fast food, ice cream — are, well, delicious. That's why no matter how bad the economy gets, people keep driving through the drive-thrus. And they do make you feel comforted … for about a minute and a half.

Then, they probably make you feel more anxious and more depressed than you were before you ate them. They don't help your fertility issues and by raising your blood sugar and blood pressure, they won't help anybody during the pregnancy either.

In fact, the best ingredients to increase feelings of depression and anxiety are: sugar, caffeine and anything deep fried.

Exercise and eating better, on the other hand, could not only possibly help with your fertility and your pregnancy — they definitely will help with your stress levels going through it all.

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