Preparing for pregnancyPreparing for pregnancyPreparing for pregnancyPEnglishPregnancyPrenatalNANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)Landing PageCollection Hub<p>Most of a baby’s major organ systems and structures develop in the first trimester of pregnancy, before a woman finds out she is pregnant. To ensure the best outcome, it is ideal to adopt a healthy lifestyle before becoming pregnant.</p><p>​​​If you are planning to become pregnant, your most important consideration is making sure your health is the best it can be. Most of your baby’s major organ systems and structures will develop in the first trimester of pregnancy, before you find out you are pregnant. Therefore, to ensure the best possible outcome for your baby, it is ideal if you can adopt a healthy lifestyle before you become pregnant.​​</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Reproduction</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn more about the male and female reproductive system and how ovulation and fertilization work. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=310&language=English">Reproduction</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Health care before pregnancy</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Before becoming pregnant you need to make sure your health is the best it can be. Health care before pregnancy includes seeing a doctor, starting regular exercise that can be continued during pregnancy, adopting healthy eating practices and increasing folic acid intake. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=311&language=English">Health care before pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1989&language=English">Nutrition before and during pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=313&language=English">Exercise before pregnancy</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Getting pregnant</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>When you are ready to get pregnant do not be surprised if it takes some time and does not happen right away. Find information about how to chart your fertility pattern to help predict when you are most fertile. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=314&language=English">Getting pregnant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=315&language=English">Fertility charting</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/preparing_for_pregnancy_learning_hub.jpgPreparingforPregnancy

 

 

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