See Your Doctor
Whether or not you are trying to get pregnant, regular checkups with your doctor* at least once a year are important to stay in good health. Good health now will help you have a healthy pregnancy too.
If you have any existing health problems, talk with your doctor now, even if you aren’t planning to become pregnant. Conditions like diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure can cause health problems for you and your pregnancy plans.
Your doctor can also make sure you are up to date on all your vaccines. Getting all of the recommended vaccines now will help protect you from serious diseases before you become pregnant.
* Your healthcare provider may be a doctor, nurse practitioner (NP) or a physician’s assistant (PA).