Search Google Appliance

Planning a Pregnancy

Want to be sure you're as healthy as possible before you get pregnant?  

Here's an overview of things to consider, including advice on healthy eating and physical activity.

Featured Articles

Alcohol and Pregnancy

September 9, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Drinking when you’re pregnant can be harmful to your baby, so it’s safest to stop drinking before you conceive.
Video About Planning a Pregnancy

Video About Planning a Pregnancy

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Your health before you become pregnant is important when planning a pregnancy. Watch this video to learn more about pre‑pregnancy health, fertility and planning your pregnancy.
Healthy Eating When Planning a Pregnancy

Healthy Eating When Planning a Pregnancy

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Eating well is one of the most important things you can do right now to help ensure a healthy pregnancy - and a healthy baby.
 Planning the Timing of Your Next Pregnancy

Planning the Timing of Your Next Pregnancy

August 3, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Most of us know families with babies close in age, but have you ever wondered if there’s an ideal length of time to wait between pregnancies?
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

August 3, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

There used to be a common belief that once you’d had a caesarean birth, you’d have to take the same approach to any future deliveries. That’s not true.
Infertility Concerns When Planning a Pregnancy

Infertility Concerns When Planning a Pregnancy

August 2, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Infertility is the inability to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sex.
Planning a Pregnancy After Age 35

Planning a Pregnancy After Age 35

August 2, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

In most parts of life, women in their 30s are not considered "of advanced age." But when you're planning a pregnancy, being over 35 can make things more challenging.
Ovulation and Fertility for Pregnancy Planning

Ovulation and Fertility for Pregnancy Planning

August 2, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Timing is important when you’re planning a pregnancy, especially if you’re having trouble conceiving. Knowing when you’re most fertile can help.
Vitamins and Minerals For Pregnancy Planning

Vitamins and Minerals For Pregnancy Planning

August 2, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

A well-balanced diet is always important but certain vitamins and minerals are vital for a healthy pregnancy.
Physical Activity When Planning a Pregnancy

Physical Activity When Planning a Pregnancy

August 2, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Daily physical activity is incredibly beneficial for women’s health, especially when planning for a healthy pregnancy.

Pages

Topic

  1. Activity & Lifestyles
  2. Aging Well
  3. Pregnancy & Parenting
    1. Pregnancy & Birth
    2. Babies (0-12 months)
    3. Toddlers (12-36 months)
    4. Preschool (3-5 years)
    5. Children (6-11 years)
    6. Teens (12-18 years)
  4. Food & Nutrition

Baby's Best Chance Toddlers First Step

Child Health PassportPrenatal Registry

HealthyFamilies BC Tools

Breastfeeding Buddy

Breastfeeding Buddy

Launch

Sodium Sense

Sodium Sense

Launch

Your Virtual Shopping Tour

Shopping Sense

Launch

How Much Sugar Are You Drinking?

Sugary Drink Sense

Launch