Pre-planning pregnancy is a good idea
Many people just find themselves pregnant one day without any prior preparation. Even if they “planned” their pregnancy, that planning only involved an intentional non-use of birth control and appropriately timed intercourse.
Two new studies (source 1; source 2) were published further confirming that entering pregnancy in optimal health will have positive effects on pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes. This means you could avoid congenital malformations, miscarriage, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, preterm labor, excessive B.M.I., perineal lacerations, operative vaginal delivery, cesarean section, placental abnormalities and more.
The Midwives of New Jersey have a program designed specifically to equip you with information about the important changes you can make to improve your pregnancy outcomes. Attending How to Make a Baby is a great way to learn a holistic approach to preconception planning. The program has 2 days of classes for you and your partner and a personal health assessment with our nurse-practitioner Veronica. The curriculum includes information about dietary changes, exercise, de-toxifying, supplements, financial stability, emotional issues and more, all of which can affect conception, pregnancy, and birth.
You should attend this program for 4 – 12 months before you plan to conceive so that you have time to fully implement the recommended changes and see results. Email [email protected] for more information and to register.