Periconception is the time period around conception, around the time of getting pregnant. The periconception period usually extends about 2-3 months before and after conception and the beginning of pregnancy.

Women are not aware of the importance of preconception folic acid intake

Folic acid is important for optimal fetal development. Higher levels of folic acid in the body at the time of conception may reduce the risk of neural tube defects and other fetal complications. ... more »
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Preconception Medical Issues

When trying to conceive (TTC), preconception health is crucial for women facing medical issues, especially if medication is needed to control symptoms of the condition. ... more »
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Preconception Medications

As you step back from the medicine cabinet it hits you ' can I takethese same medications when I'm pregnant? How about before I conceive? ... more »
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Preconception Health for Women

Before heading out for an adventure at sea, ship captains must prepare the ship for the journey. The same can be said for pregnancy. Physical pregnancy may last 40 weeks or about nine months, but preparation for that journey starts months or years in advance. ... more »
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Preconception Health for Men

Many of the same changes women should make prior to conceiving aremirrored in suggestions for men. Taking a couple's approach topreconception health may make it easier to adopt lifestyle changes. ... more »
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Preconception No-Nos

Getting pregnant may be the easy part ' changing your life around to prepare for baby may be a little harder. There are a number of thingsyou need to avoid prior to even thinking about trying to conceive. ... more »
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When is the Best Time to Have Another Baby: Pregnancy Spacing

Having a family is part luck and part planning; for some couples, it'sthe planning part that is the most difficult. You know you want to havemore than one child, but you have no idea how close together or farapart you should plan your children. ... more »
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New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Fertility: Get Your Body Ready for Pregnancy

Before getting pregnant there are some major changes that need to take place in order to get your body into shape for the baby. Fertility is a tricky thing, but it is easier if you are able to do a few simple tasks yourself. ... more »
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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Pregnancy: Get a Preconception Checkup

Getting pregnant is one of the biggest miracles in life. There are, however, many precautions to take while bearing a child. This New Year, get a preconception checkup to ensure your healthy pregnancy. ... more »
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Periconception Tip #9: It's all about healthy food and preventing problems

Periconception tip #9 of of the 10 periconception tips that will help you improve your pregnancy chances and have a healthy baby. ... more »