It can be normal to feel overwhelmed by the thought of everything you need to plan for during pregnancy. Taking it one step at a time and building your relationship with your care provider can offer comfort and increase your confidence. Check out these pregnancy planning tools that others have found to be helpful. One specific resource, The Aboriginal Pregnancy Passport draws on Indigenous teachings to share additional perspectives for you to consider. Have a look through all of our resources on pregnancy planning and see what works best for you!
Understanding your menstrual cycle and ovulation is helpful when you’re trying to conceive. Ovulation happens 14 days before your menstrual cycle begins, and the optimal time to conceive is the day of or the day before ovulation. Fortunately, many free apps and resources are available to help track this information. Try using this ovulation calculator to help predict your most fertile days and increase your chances of conception. Simply input the first day of your last period and the length of your cycle. Browse all of our conception and fertility resources, and don’t hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider if you have questions or need support with your fertility.
If you’re considering starting a family, it’s never too early to start thinking about your nutrition. A healthy diet before and during early pregnancy can help ensure the best possible start for your baby — and can offer benefits that fuel you too! Check out our helpful tips and resources on food and nutrition.