Ready now

So you're ready to start a very exciting journey. Congratulations! Now it is more important than ever to focus on your own health and wellness. Here are some things that you need to start to do now (before you are pregnant). Why now? A baby's organs begin to form in the first four weeks of pregnancy, before many women even know they are pregnant. So it is important that women are healthy before they become pregnant.

Click on the headings below to read about some things you can do to get ready:

Some content provided by the March of Dimes Foundation. The publication, "Are you ready for a baby?", can be found at or by calling 800-367-6630. This is item #09-2385-08.

Revised: June 7, 2011

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