Every woman can benefit from some basic pre-pregnancy planning. This section offers health and financial considerations to help you prepare for parenthood.
Choosing a birth control method is a personal choice. You need to consider how it will fit into your lifestyle - and how convenient, safe, and effective it will be. Learn about the advantages, disadvantages, and effectiveness of various birth control methods.
Take a moment to learn what you can do now to improve your chances of having a healthy pregnancy - and a healthy baby. If you can, give yourself at least 3 months to prepare your body and mind for pregnancy.
Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding things in life, but it does come at a cost. As you prepare to introduce a new child into your family, there are plenty of financial considerations. For those with limited financial means, there are a variety of programs available through Intermountain and state agencies.
Counseling is an essential part of prenatal diagnosis. Genetic counselors provide information and support to families regarding birth defects and genetic disorders.