What is pre-pregnancy health, and why is it important?
Pre-pregnancy health is your health before pregnancy. Taking care of yourself before conceiving is important as it increases your chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby. Having good pre-pregnancy health can also help prevent pregnancy complications in the event you do get pregnant.
If you are thinking of getting pregnant, we advise you to start focusing on your health at least 3 months before trying to conceive and to go for a pre-pregnancy checkup.
A pre-pregnancy checkup is a medical checkup that helps your provider make sure you are healthy and ready to have a baby. The checkup includes screening for health conditions, making sure your vaccinations are up to date and identifying health conditions that run in you or your partner’s family.