Planning a Pregnancy

Planning for pregnancy is the first step towards the healthy growth and development of your child. Preconception health helps people both women and men to prepare for pregnancy by improving their health prior to conception.

Prepare for conception and pregnancy with these steps:


The following resources can help you to plan ahead before conception for your health and the health of future children.

Health Before Pregnancy Workbook: Is there a baby in your future? Plan for it.

Supporting the Sacred Journey: From Preconception to Parenting for First Nations Families in Ontario

Giving Birth in a New Land: A guide for women new to Canada and their families

A Guidebook For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans And Queer People On Assisted Human Reproduction In Canada AHRC_BOOKLET_ENGLISH.pdf (

For more detailed information on preconception, visit the detailed Best Start resource webpage.


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