This tool can help you to start thinking about your plan for pregnancy.
If you have a partner, they can use it too. Ideally, both men and women should complete the assessment. The PrePregnancy Planner is for you - whether you are hoping to get pregnant soon, or ‘someday’ in the future. It’s never too early to start planning!
This planner is intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not replace advice from, or assessment by, a regulated healthcare provider (Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Midwife etc.). It is strongly recommended that you discuss the results of this tool with your healthcare provider. In some cases, healthcare providers may suggest that women wait a period of time before trying to get pregnant
Please note: The information you enter in The PrePregnancy Planner is not saved, stored or shared.
Congratulations! You are on your way to planning your pregnancy. There are a lot of factors that influence a pregnancy and this can seem overwhelming for some people. This planner will help you learn about these factors and decide what is most important for you and/or your partner. We recognize that there is a lot of information here – try choosing a few goals to get started.
If you have any questions or concerns about information provided in ‘The PrePregnancy Planner’, or if you would like to talk more with a Public Health Nurse about creating your pregnancy plan, please call the Health Connection at 519-850-2280.
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Note: This planner is intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not replace advice from, or assessment by, a regulated healthcare provider. It is strongly recommended that you discuss the results of this tool with your healthcare provider. In some cases, healthcare providers may suggest that women wait 3 months to one year or more before trying to get pregnant.