Before or between pregnancies
If you’re thinking about getting pregnant, the best thing you and your partner can do for your baby is to plan ahead. Having a healthy baby begins well before you get pregnant, so start making healthy choices now!
There are ways you can improve your chances of getting pregnant. And if you’re having trouble getting pregnant, you’re not alone. Learn about fertility treatment options.
Talk to your partner about what it will be like to be parents and get ready for pregnancy emotionally and financially. If you’re not ready for a baby just yet, use birth control until the time is right. And if you already have a baby and are planning for more children, learn why it's best to wait at least 18 months between giving birth and getting pregnant again.
In This Topic
- Are you financially ready?
- Folic acid
- Genetic and chromosomal conditions
- Genetic counseling
- Getting health insurance
- Getting pregnant
- Getting ready for pregnancy: Preconception health
- Health insurance before pregnancy
- How long should you wait before getting pregnant again?
- Ovulation calendar
- Planning your pregnancy
- Thinking about fertility treatment
- Thinking about pregnancy after premature birth
- What to look for in a health insurance plan
- Your checkup before pregnancy
- Your family health history