What is preconception planning?

A preconception plan allows you and your partner to plan ways improve your health before conceiving.  According to the Royal Australian College of GPs, preconception care plan can involve a range of strategies including:

  • Reproductive planning and the use of effective contraception before conception is desired
  • Counselling regarding substance use in pregnancy, including avoidance of smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Folic acid and iodine supplementation
  • Weight reduction in those overweight or obese
  • Medication adjustments.
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