Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?
Whether you answer Yes, No or Maybe, this question starts a great conversation with your health care provider. More than 50% of the pregnancies in the US are unplanned, which can lead to delayed health care for mom and baby. It also creates stresses for the mother and all involved.
If you’re a woman and you want to become pregnant, your health care provider can give you an idea of your health status — and how you can give your baby a healthy start.Even if you don’t want to become pregnant (or you’re unsure), living healthy now can benefit your entire life.
And if you don’t want children, your health care provider can talk to you about long-acting reversible contraception as well as resources to help you:
- stop smoking
- eat better and exercise more
- find mental health counseling
- receive financial support for health care
One Key Question. It can be the start of something great, for you and your baby.