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Taking Time Before Me Becomes We

You’ve decided. You’re ready to add another player to your team – you’re ready to have a baby! When planning for pregnancy, taking the time to prepare your body for creating another one is an important step. It also takes patience, more patience, and did we mention patience? Every woman is different and what works for some might not work for others, so don’t worry if it doesn’t happen right away. Just relax and start trying.

What to Do

Begin Prenatal Counseling

Begin Prenatal Counseling

The earlier you see an OB/GYN, a doctor specializing in pregnancy, the better prenatal care your team can provide. Your doctor will establish a medical history, talk about testing options, make sure you are up-to-date with vaccines, and assess risk factors like advanced maternal age, lifestyle choices or underlying conditions.

Find an OB/GYN near you

Get Your Body Ready

Get Your Body Ready

It’s never too early to start forming healthy eating and lifestyle habits. Refraining from drinking, smoking and using recreational drugs while maintaining a balanced diet and remaining active will help get your body ready.

Read more about preparing for pregnancy

Track Your Ovulation

Track Your Ovulation

You’re only fertile for a certain amount of time during your monthly cycle. By determining when you are ovulating, you can predict when you’re most likely to be able to conceive.

Learn how to track your ovulation


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      Preparing for the birth of your baby is an exciting time, but everything that goes into it can be overwhelming. BayCare Health System’s range of maternity services has you covered from planning to the big day and beyond. Our staff is committed to taking care of you while you take care of them.

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