Preparing your Body for Pregnancy | Kaiser Permanente

(upbeat music) >>Stella Dantas, MD OB/GYN- When you're thinkingabout getting pregnant, you want to be in thehealthiest state possible.

So it's important to goand visit your physician, or your midwife, to plan on howto have a healthy pregnancy.

>>Rachel Walker, MD OB/GYN- We can help you optimizeany health conditions that you may have and wecan talk about getting your body healthy beforestarting a pregnancy.

>>Angela Chiodo, CNM Certified Nurse-Midwife- And then even just mentallyand emotionally preparing to make room for a child in your life.

>>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN- During that visit we canhave multiple conversations and making sure that youare as healthy as possible prior to conception.

>>Ebony, Nine Weeks Pregnant- My doctor told me, inorder to prepare for getting pregnant, to startimplementing some more regular exercises in my routine.

>>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN- So physical activity is very important.

The healthier you are prior to conception, the better it is for theoutcome of the pregnancy.

It's very key that youmaintain a well-balanced diet.

>>Ebony, Nine Weeks Pregnant- I made quite a few changes with my diet.

I started making sure I broughtmore fruits and vegetables with me to work so that I waseating better during the day.

>>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN- So lean meats, healthyfruits and vegetables, and nutritional developmentas well too with prenatal vitamins and ensuringthat those are on board at least three months prior to conception.

>>Stella Dantas, MD OB/GYN- But don't worry if youhaven't done this and you find yourself pregnant and itwasn't a planned pregnancy.

It's okay.

>>Angela Chiodo, CNM Certified Nurse-Midwife- We're happy to work withyou and we'll get you started on the right path.

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