First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes—preparing for a healthy baby before pregnancy?
Hold up! That’s not how the saying goes!
While it might be more fun to skip straight to the baby carriage—it’s time to slow your roll.
There are things all couples should do BEFORE trying to conceive to help ensure a happy, healthy baby.
When 80% of babies with genetic diseases are born to families with no known history of the disease, the truth becomes clear.
Being prepared on all fronts is not just smart—it’s necessary.
While many people focus on getting prepared for *after* the baby’s birth—such as: choosing a daycare, decorating the nursery, and getting all the baby essentials—there is a lot couples should do to get ready *before* the baby gets here.
These days, thanks to advances in technology, preparing for a healthy pregnancy is easier than ever. From the fun ways to prep (babymoons! getting in shape! clearing out clutter!) to the not-so-fun (scrimping & saving! going to the dentist! losing bad habits!), to the just plain necessary (checking insurance plans, scheduling checkups, genetic testing).
Consider these important areas to get in order now—while you still have time (and freedom).
Starting a new life together can feel crazy—and once the baby gets here, good luck getting anything done! Being prepared early on gives couples an edge that can make a huge difference in your family’s future.
These are just a few of the ways to start preparing for a healthy pregnancy and baby. For more tips and strategies about smart and safe planning, download our free brochure: 18 Things to Do Before Getting Pregnant.
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