Your health before pregnancy

If you plan to become pregnant someday, your health before and between pregnancies is important for your baby's health too.

Plan your pregnancy

Healthy diet

Healthy lifestyle choices

  • Don't smoke.

  • Don’t drink alcohol if you might become pregnant or if you’re trying to become pregnant.

  • Any amount of alcohol can harm an unborn child.

  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is 100 percent preventable if a woman doesn’t drink alcohol while pregnant.

  • Don't use drugs. Call 1-800-CHILDREN for help quitting.

  • Use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Resources

Your mental health

Talk to your doctor

Provider resources