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ICMR told what things to keep in mind before planning pregnancy

In the recent advisory issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research, information has also been given regarding planning pregnancy, like what should be the right age, what tests should be done before pregnancy.

ICMR i.e. Indian Council of Medical Research has recently shared guidelines regarding food and lifestyle. Right diet, nutrition rich foods, daily activities etc. are explained in detail for health and fitness for everyone from children to the elderly. In the second part of this guideline, apart from the balanced diet for pregnant women, it has also been told what things should be kept in mind before planning pregnancy.

The mother and the fetus remained healthy for 9 months of pregnancy. In order for her physical and mental development to be proper and delivery to be safe, it is important to keep some things in mind even before pregnancy. Now guidelines have been given by ICMR in this regard. So let us know.

What is the right age to plan pregnancy?

According to the guidelines issued by ICMR, to give birth to a healthy baby, it is important that the mother's weight should be correct during pregnancy and she should get adequate nutrition, which is called pre-pregnancy nutrition. If you are planning pregnancy then your age should be at least 21 years.

These tests must be done before pregnancy

Women should get some basic tests done before planning pregnancy. In this, tests like blood pressure, thyroid function, blood sugar, anemia (hemoglobin, condition of red blood cells), body weight must be done. This will protect you from complications during pregnancy.

It is important to take folic acid

ICMR guidelines state that women should start taking folic acid before pregnancy and should continue it throughout pregnancy. In fact, taking folic acid during pregnancy helps in the brain development of the child. Apart from this, folic acid i.e. Vitamin B is also considered helpful in preventing birth defects. However, you can contact your doctor regarding how much quantity should be taken.

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