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When you find out you’re pregnant, you get a lot of advice from family and friends. What’s okay and not okay to eat, what symptoms are normal and not normal — all the things you need to know for a healthy pregnancy.
But what information do you need to know before getting pregnant?
It’s important to think things through before you try to conceive. Are you having a baby for the right reasons? Are you and your partner ready for the personal and financial challenges associated with parenting?
Once you are sure you’re ready to have a baby, take these steps to set the foundation for a healthy pregnancy:
Making the decision to start trying for a baby is a huge milestone. The more physically and mentally prepared you are, the healthier your journey will be.
The Family Birthing Centers at Edward-Elmhurst Health provide expert care from the minute you decide to have a baby until well after your child is born. Learn more about our pregnancy and baby services.
Find an OB-GYN.
Dr. Matthew Zuckerman, an obstetrician-gynecologist with Elmhurst Clinic, is currently accepting new patients. To make an appointment with Dr. Zuckerman, schedule online or call 331-221-9002.
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