Oct 06, 2014 5:00 PM

Author: Office of Public Affairs


Ready for a baby? Ideally, your preparation should begin at least nine months in advance.

Don’t wait until you’re pregnant to make healthy changes, says Jessica Pittman, MD, an OB/GYN at University of Utah Health.

“That’s not the time to try to lose weight or stop smoking,” she says. “Optimizing your health while you’re planning a pregnancy can really get everything off to the healthiest start.”

To learn more about readying your body for pregnancy, download and print this checklist. Keep it as a reminder, or use it to start a discussion with your doctor.

Take the First Step

Schedule an appointment with a University of Utah Health OB/GYN by calling 801-213-2995.

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