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Pre-pregnancy resources

If you are planning to become pregnant, there are many things you can do to help prepare your body for pregnancy. You may want to learn more about healthy nutrition, recommended supplements and physical activity. You may want to learn more about fertility, ovulation, and optimizing your success at becoming pregnant.

It is generally recommended that if you could become pregnant, are planning a pregnancy or are pregnant, you should take a multivitamin with 0.4 mg of folic acid every day. Click here for more information on nutrition in pregnancy from our IWK dietitian team. 

If you have concerns about becoming pregnant, or if you are unsure if it is safe for you to become pregnant - talk to your primary care provider about your concerns. If you have a chronic disease or illness, it may be helpful to discuss these concerns with your specialist. In some cases, your provider may refer you to the IWK Preconception Counselling Clinic to help you make informed decisions around pregnancy. 


You may find the following external resources helpful when planning your pregnancy: