Preparing for Pregnancy
Thinking about having a baby? Choosing to expand your family is an exciting and important decision. If you are thinking about becoming pregnant, it is best to start planning early. OB/GYNs advise women to start preparing several months in advance of pregnancy.
Pre-pregnancy planning includes choosing an OB/GYN or certified nurse midwife and scheduling a comprehensive visit to discuss your health history and any concerns that you may have. Before becoming pregnant, it’s also important to start taking a prenatal vitamin, maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and make lifestyle changes like quitting smoking and eliminating alcohol.