Every woman can benefit from some basic pre-pregnancy planning. This section offers health and financial considerations to help you prepare for parenthood.


  • Birth Control

    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.

  • Health Considerations

    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.

  • Financial Considerations

    Financial Considerations

    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.

  • Genetic Counseling

    Counseling is an essential part of prenatal diagnosis. Genetic counselors provide information and support to families regarding birth defects and genetic disorders.

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