Plan Ahead

Experts agree that the optimal time for couples to improve their health is BEFORE becoming pregnant.

By taking action on potential health issues and risks before pregnancy, you can prevent problems that might affect you or your baby later. The healthier you are when you conceive, the better foundation you set for your child’s future health.

Our pre-pregnancy checklist is a great starting point to help you and your partner begin to plan your pregnancy preparation journey.

Get your preconception lab testing done

Encourage your partner to get his / her / their preconception lab testing done

Consider whether genetic carrier screening is right for you and your partner.

Start taking preconception supplementation

Discontinue hormonal birth control, if applicable; switch to alternate form of contraception

Discontinue smoking and / or use of recreational drugs, if applicable
Minimize alcohol consumption

Adopt a fertility-friendly diet

Adopt fertility-friendly movement / exercise plan

Start tracking ovulation

Minimize potentially harmful environmental exposures, including through personal care and home care products. Avoid contact with chemicals or toxic substances that could impact fertility and pregnancy.

Rightsize your body weight for pregnancy.

Schedule a dental cleaning, if you haven’t had one in the last 6 months

Schedule a preconception visit with your doctor
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Check your insurance benefits; add new coverage, if applicable

Get excited!