Choosing to have a baby is possibly one of the largest decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. It’s a time of excitement — and for many women, the thought of getting pregnant and having a baby brings a lot of questions.
From how having a baby will alter your relationship with your partner to the changes that pregnancy and childbirth can have on your body, there’s a lot to consider. The family planning experts at Abortion Care in Somerset, New Jersey, are happy to offer guidance for women considering starting their families.
Book a family planning appointment with us to learn more about preparing for pregnancy and growing your family.
How family planning can help you
Family planning gives you control over your body. Whether you’re considering starting your family or you don’t want children right now, family planning gives you the tools to decide when and if you want to get pregnant.
If you think you’re ready to have a baby, our team can evaluate your health and help you make changes to improve your well-being before you get pregnant. We offer preconception guidance for you and your partner so that you can make an informed decision when you’re thinking about having a baby.
Once you start having children, our family planning experts can help you decide the timing you’d like to have for your pregnancies. In general, women have lower-risk pregnancies if they wait at least 18 months after having a baby before getting pregnant again.
If you know you want children in the future, but now isn’t the time, we can help you find the right type of contraception for your medical history and your lifestyle. Our team also offers permanent birth control solutions for women who never want to get pregnant.
What to expect at your preconception consultation
If you’re thinking about starting your family soon, seek expert guidance from our team. We offer comprehensive preconception consultations to help you and your partner decide if now’s the right time to try for a baby.
Before you try to get pregnant, it’s important to make sure that you’re as healthy as possible. Making sure your physical and mental health are strong sets you and your baby up for success from the very beginning.
Our team reviews your medical history, including any preexisting conditions. It’s a good idea to begin taking prenatal vitamins with folic acid as soon as you start trying to get pregnant. We can help you make lifestyle changes, like quitting smoking or limiting caffeine intake, to help prepare your body for pregnancy.
We’ll give you and your partner time to consider how starting a family will impact your lives. It’s important to consider your life goals, including your career, financial situation, and other priorities, when you’re deciding if it’s the right time to have a baby. When you’re ready, we can equip you with the knowledge you need to have the healthiest possible pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
Our team is here to answer your questions, whether you’re thinking about trying to have a baby or you’re already pregnant. Call our office for your first appointment today.