Planning your pregnancy
When you make the decision to have a baby, it is an exciting time for you and your family. The experts at The Christ Hospital Health Network want to make sure you are healthy and prepared for pregnancy.
Preconception care focuses on what you should do before and between your pregnancies that may increase your chances of having a healthy baby.
Here's a simple checklist to help you plan for a healthy pregnancy:
Check your health insurance
Follow a healthy eating plan
Manage your weight
Take pregnancy supplements with folic acid
Track your ovulation
Visit your doctor
Visiting your doctor
Before becoming pregnant, It’s important to make a preconception planning appointment with your obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) to discuss your:
Current health conditions
Current medications and vitamin supplements
Family history of medical conditions
As you are planning the conception and eventual arrival of your newborn, you want to make sure you have chosen a healthcare system with family-centered facilities.
The Christ Hospital Health Network, we have a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional maternity services to women in the Greater Cincinnati community. We encourage all women planning a pregnancy to schedule a visit to one of our birthing centers.
To help ensure a healthy pregnancy, schedule a preconception appointment as soon as you begin thinking about pregnancy. Discuss your pregnancy plans with your OB/GYN or make an appointment with one of our Women’s Health experts.