Being healthy before pregnancy and in between pregnancies, improves the chances of:
- Making healthy sperm and eggs
- Getting pregnant/fertility
- Having a healthy pregnancy
- Giving a future baby a healthy start in life
It is important to talk with your health care provider before you make a plan about getting pregnant or before you stop birth control.
- Healthy Eating
Eating well before, during and after pregnancy can help you and your baby get a healthy start.
- Physical Activity
Being active before pregnancy can make it easier to stay active during pregnancy!
- Folic Acid
Taking a multivitamin containing folic acid every day, before you become pregnant and throughout your pregnancy, will help prevent some birth defects.
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- Contact Us
To speak with a Public Health Nurse about planning your pregnancy, please call Health Connection at 519-663-5317 ext. 2280, weekdays, 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Last modified on: July 30, 2019
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Watch Dr. Carrie Schram talk about how women can plan and prepare for a healthy pregnancy.