Planning a pregnancy is an exciting time for prospective parents. Along with the plans and dreams they hold for the future, parents should think  about a range of health and lifestyle issues to help give themselves, and their baby, the best start possible.

There are many things to consider before becoming pregnant, even if this is a second or subsequent pregnancy. Ideally, about three to six months before trying to conceive, women and their partners should visit their general practitioner (GP) and possibly make some changes to maximise their health prior to pregnancy.

The resources below include important health information for people who are considering pregnancy:

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Page Updated: Tuesday 18 September 2018
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