pregnancy pretrimester guide

Planning for Pregnancy

We do so much planning and preparation before we cook our favorite holiday meals. Just consider how much we plan our Thanksgiving dinner. We often have an extensive list and purchase just the right ingredients, the perfect cut of meat, the ideal spices, and the best cookware. Once we get started, we measure carefully and stir consistently to cook that meal to absolute perfection. While the dinner might last a few hours, the preparation can take weeks in advance. Ironically, we follow dinner recipes to a tee, yet most pregnancies follow the "just do it" principle.

Many people think of just 3 trimesters when it comes to pregnancy, but in reality, there are actually 6! The pre-trimester is one of the most important trimesters, and it can help determine the remaining 5, and also help ensure a healthy pregnancy.

babyMed wants to change the "just do it" principle by getting you ready for pregnancy in advance. We will help you learn all the right "ingredients" to whip up a healthy and happy pregnancy.

Read on!

  

Pre-Trimester Basics

12 Steps for Preconception Care

  1. See your doctor first
  2. Get educated and learn about fertility and getting pregnant
  3. Improve the health of you and your partner
  4. Review your medications and supplements
  5. Stop smoking and stop alcohol
  6. Be at your optimal weight
  7. Try and relax
  8. See your dentist
  9. Check your health insurance
  10. When to stop birth control 
  11. See an infertility specialist if necessary
  12. His pre-trimester of the pregnancy is important, too!

Preconception Testing

For Dads-To-Be

Nutrition and Diet

Fertility