Women considering getting pregnant should ensure that they take folic acid for at least 3 months before trying to conceive and continue to take it until they are pregnant and for the first 3 months of the pregnancy. It is also important to have a blood test to check for immunity to the rubella virus and get vaccinated accordingly.
By the time you're in your 30s, most of you would have started thinking of extending your family or may have started a family. During your 30s you will have fairly constant hormone balance with rare glitches in the system. Your periods are fairly regular; you maintain your weight, look young and are still full of energy.
During your reproductive years, you are healthy. You stay healthy because the high levels of sex hormones, you produce, protect you from illness. Even though most young people are healthy and wellness is the rule, the system is not perfect. Identifying the imperfections in our hormone balance that occur during our youth opens the door for us to protect ourselves from aging as we get older.
In your 30s you start to experience gradual bone and muscle loss. This can slow your metabolism and lead to weight gain, especially if you donít increase exercise or make dietary changes. Your 30s are a busy decade, and itís easy to let regular workouts slide. Make them as much a priority as work, friends, and family. Your 30s are a time when reality can truly bite: Your youth is officially over, and responsibilities mount, between work, child rearing, older parents, and financial concerns. Itís also a time when relationships can falter.
And that we do. In our 30s most of us start our families and have children. But while we usually sail through childbirth and its aftermath without a hitch, occasional problems arise. When they do, we are left baffled and without answers or worse yet, with the wrong answers.
One consequence of women pursuing careers is that they delay starting a family until they are settled in a stable career, relationship or home situation. The downside is sometimes they can find it hard to conceive. GynaeGalaxy offers "Fertility Fitness" program which includes fertility consultation, investigation and treatment, which help couple, fulfill their dreams for a family.
Women with children may wish to review their form of contraception. There are several options available, contraceptive pills or intrauterine device are effective forms of contraception.
Cervical smears are also critically important for women in their thirties, as this is the decade in which cervical changes can begin to turn into cervical cancer. See your Doctor for regular smear test.
In your 30s you start to experience gradual bone and muscle loss. This can slow your metabolism and lead to weight gain, especially if you donít increase exercise or make dietary changes. This is also a decade when many women begin having babies, and not everyone has an easy time shedding the weight post childbirth.
By age 35 your fertility also starts to drop off and you may even begin entering early perimenopause, which can cause mood swings, sleep disturbances, and/or anxiety.
Regular, stress-reducing exercise (such as yoga) can significantly diminish other symptoms of PMS, but consistency is essential. Your 30s are a busy decade, and itís easy to let regular workouts slide. Make them as much a priority as work, friends, and family.
|Blood Pressure||Get tested every two years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80), once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 140/90. Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.|
|Cervical Cancer||Commonly known as Pap test. Get a Pap test every 3 years if youíre sexually active|
|Chlamydia||Get tested for Chlamydia yearly if you are sexually active and at increased risk.|
|Cholesterol||Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease. Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.|
|Diabetes||Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.|
|Gonorrhea||Get tested for Gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.|
|HIV test||Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV. Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse. All pregnant women need to be tested for HIV.|
|Syphilis test||Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk or pregnant.|
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