What is Preconception Health?

Preconception health is a woman’s health before she becomes pregnant. Preconception health enhances the chances of a full-term pregnancy and a happy, healthy baby.  It is also about planning for the future of your baby, yourself and your partner. 

Preconception health focuses on things you can do to increase the chances of you having a healthy baby.  This means taking control, choosing healthy habits, living well, and feeling good about your life. 

For some women, getting their body ready for pregnancy may take a few months, while for others it may take even longer. Whether this is your first baby or sixth, the information in the following sections are important for getting you ready to have the healthiest and safest pregnancy possible.