• Ready to
    start trying?

    For men and women, being healthy will benefit both you and your baby. Plan to be healthy.

  • Folic Acid

    Women need folic acid even before they know they’re pregnant. So, if you’re trying or thinking of trying, take a daily multivitamin with folic acid in it now.

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  • Healthy Mind and Body

    A healthy mind and body now means a healthier pregnancy and baby in the future. Plan to be healthy.

    Abuse Adverse Personal Experiences Food and Nutrition Healthy Relationships Immunization Mental Health and Stress Physical Activity Sedentary Behaviour Travel Safety
  • Alcohol

    The amount you drink can affect your health now and the health of your future baby. You don’t always know when you’ll become pregnant so not drinking at all is the safest choice when you’re trying.

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  • Tobacco

    Tobacco product use can affect your health, the health of your developing baby and your chances of making a baby in the first place. Find a plan to quit.

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  • Drug Abuse and Misuse

    Drug use can cause very serious life-long health problems for you and a developing baby. Get help to quit.

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  • Age

    Age can affect fertility for both men and women. No matter your age, you can benefit from a reproductive life plan (pdf). Start now.

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  • Medicine & Supplements

    Medicines, herbal products and supplements are more complex than you may think. Taking the safe and recommended approach to these products is especially important when trying to become pregnant.

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  • Healthy Weight

    Healthy weights are more likely to support a healthy pregnancy—and even conceiving in the first place.

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  • Environmental Risks

    From chemicals to the workplace to the temperature: your environment impacts your health – reproductive and otherwise. Protect yourself, and your future baby.

    Chemicals Food Handling Heat Occupational Hazards
  • Seeing an Expert

    Your health care provider can help you plan for the healthiest pregnancy. Talk to your health care provider about the steps that you can take to increase your chances of being healthy and having a healthy baby. Ask an expert for more information if you have any questions

    Already Pregnant Dental Health Fertility Genetic Risk Health and Family History Pre existing Conditions STIs