I would suggest that you stop taking the pill asap.
Get plenty of rest
De-stress as much as possible. Studies have shown that stress can cause infertility because the body wants to ensure the survival of the fetus. The Body still operates under the "rules" of nature and it can't determine if the stress is from to much work related stress or if it is due to a stress ridden environment due to any number of factors.
In the recent past the stress could be from a survival situation, where food shelter and resources were threatened.
The body would decide NOT to allow conception because it assumes the environment can't support it.
Definitely exercise and try to get in the best shape you can, work on your core muscle group...it will help with delivery and recovery after delivery.
I did and after 2 children I don't have any stretch marks and I went back to my original weigh within 6 months.
Also plan on breastfeeding, it is beneficial so many ways to both the Mother and the Baby.
According to a report issued by the United States Breastfeeding Committee that summarizes current research regarding the many benefits of breastfeeding, breastfed children when compared with formula-fed children:
* are healthier, and when they do get sick, have fewer symptoms and shorter illnesses;
* score higher on cognitive and IQ tests at school age as well as on tests of visual acuity;
* have a lower incidence of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS;
* are less likely to suffer from infectious illnesses and their symptoms, such as diarrhea, ear infections, respiratory tract infections and meningitis;
* are less likely to contract food and waterborne infections such as salmonellosis;
* have a lower risk of the two most common inflammatory bowel diseases;
* suffer less often from some forms of cancer, including Hodgkin's disease and childhood leukemia;
* have a lower risk of juvenile onset diabetes, if they have a family history of the disease and are breastfed for at least four months;
* are significantly protected against asthma and eczema, if they are predisposed to allergic disorders and are exclusively breastfed for at least four months;
* may have a lower risk of obesity in childhood and adolescence; and
* have fewer cavities and are less likely to require braces.
Scientific evidence also has indicated that breastfeeding provides a wide range of benefits for mothers including the following.
* Women who have breastfed are less likely to develop ovarian and pre-menopausal breast cancers. The more months a woman has spent breastfeeding, the greater the beneficial effect.
* Breastfeeding reduces risk of osteoporosis.
* Breastfeeding mothers enjoy a quicker recovery after childbirth, with a reduced risk of postpartum bleeding.
* Mothers who breastfeed are more likely to return to their pre-pregnancy weight than mothers who formula feed.
* Exclusive breastfeeding may reduce the risk of anemia by delaying the return of the menstrual cycle for 20 to 30 weeks.
* Breastfeeding mothers have been reported to be more confident and less anxious than bottle-feeding mothers.
* Breastfeeding contributes to feelings of attachment between a mother and her child.
Eat Whole Foods - Fresh fruits, Veggies, lean meats...skip the process crap foods until you stop nursing once the baby is born.
Vitamins and herbal /medicinal alternatives are recommended to - Remember Garbage in Garbage out - keep your body clean.
Your about to grow a baby so you want a healthy toxin free body.
Good Luck and welcome to Parenthood...it begins NOW :)
Each step you take now will be a positive step towards a great experience.
I think it's great that you are "thinking" and planning for this precious gift :)
· 1 decade ago