The best start for your baby begins right now, before you are pregnant. There are many things you can do to give your baby the best possible start.
- Preconception Health
Planning for your pregnancy will help you have a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
- Folic Acid & Vitamins
While the causes of most birth defects are not known, there are ways women can reduce the risks. One important way simply involves taking a multi-vitamin containing folic acid.
- Healthy Weight
Starting your pregnancy at a healthy weight is important help you have a more comfortable pregnancy and a better health outcome for you and your baby.
- Choosing a Health Care Provider
Choosing a health plan can be confusing. Baby Your Baby will help you learn how Utah's Health Management Organizations can help with your special needs.
- When to See Your Health Care Provider
Make an appointment to see your health care provider at least three months before you plan to start trying to become pregnant. Tell your provider that you are planning to become pregnant. He or she will give you a physical examination that focuses on finding any problems that might keep you from conceiving or that might endanger your health or the health of your baby.