The following is an excerpt from a guest post I wrote for Joyful and Free Paperie entitled “Preparing for a Future Family.” To read the full article, please click the button below.

The idea of someday starting a family is very exciting! So many questions may be running through your head as you think about it. What will it be like being a mother?  How will I know that I’m ready? Will my turn come soon? It is such a joy to witness young families welcoming new littles ones and imaging what it will be like when that day comes for you. In the meantime, I want to share a few, practical steps that you can start taking today to get your body, mind, and soul ready for the incredible task of being a mother. Are you ready? Let’s dive in!


Get Your Current Health Situation Under Control

Did you know that your current health conditions and issues could impact your ability to get pregnant, stay pregnant, grow a healthy baby, or breastfeed? If you’re dealing with a full-blown disease, then you are aware of the need to manage the condition and get it to a place to remission. This is especially important when preparing for a future family. Start talking to your doctor about ways to get your condition under control and if your medications are pregnancy safe. Often, dietary protocols can go a long way to reverse disease states, as well. Begin researching what dietary protocol may be right for your unique situation…