Your Health Before Pregnancy

There is no doubt that taking good care of your health is important when you’re pregnant. But, your health is just as important before you start planning for pregnancy. Two of the biggest factors that impact your pregnancy – nutrition and physical activity – are also vital to your day-to-day health. It’s never too late to make changes and those changes don’t have to be big.

Family Planning

Future Steps is a pregnancy telehealth app, available to eligible Medicaid and HARP members (ages 15-45) at no additional cost. Future Steps is a great resource to help you manage your health and your baby’s health.

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Food & Nutrition

Dietary guidelines to help you eat smarter and healthier.

Physical Activity

Guidelines to help you improve and maintain your health through physical activity.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Answers to questions you might have regarding your health before pregnancy.

Quit Smoking

If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your and your baby’s health. Call the New York State Smoker’s Quitline (866-NY-QUITS) for help.

Domestic Violence Support

Support and resources to combat domestic violence.

Women's Health Matters

Guidelines to help you develop healthy habits before, during and after pregnancy.