Show Your Love is a new national campaign developed by the Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative to help women prepare for healthy pregnancies. The campaign’s message points out that if a woman chooses to have a child, she can show love for her child by first loving herself by adopting healthy habits well before becoming pregnant. This site features the health behaviors a woman can adopt to improve her preconception health. (All images by CDC)
Ways to show your love!
Make a reproductive life plan. A reproductive life plan means thinking about your goals for having or not having children and how to achieve those goals. There are many kinds of reproductive life plans. Your plan will depend on your personal goals and dreams. #SYL Today (Photo courtesy of the CDC).
Be active for at least 30 minutes every day. #SYLToday (Photo courtesy of the CDC)
Eat healthy foods and get to or maintain a healthy weight. #SYLToday (Photo courtesy of CDC)
You have thought about your goals for school, for your job or career and for your health. You have also thought about how having children fits in with those goals, and you have decided that you want to become pregnant. Your preconception health (before pregnancy health) is very important and can affect the health of your future baby. By making a plan before getting pregnant and taking the time to get healthy, you can take the steps to a healthier you and baby-to-be.
View this video for women/ couples who want to become pregnant:
If you’ve already started your family, this is a wonderful time to care of yourself—and plan for the future. You already have goals and dreams for your child and family but now is a good time to take care of your own health as well. Preconception health means taking care of your own health now to make sure that whenever you’re ready to have another baby, you’ll be healthy for yourself and your future baby. #SYLToday
View this video for women who already have a family:
Right now, you’re looking out for you—and that’s a good thing. Your health is really important to help you achieve your goals and fulfill your dreams. Find out how to take care of yourself now—and for the ‘you’ of the future.
View this video for women who do not want to become pregnant:
Preconception health means taking care of your own health now to make sure that if you choose to start a family; you’ll be healthy for yourself and your future baby.
View this video for all women of childbearing age:
903 Suite A South Kingshighway
Sikeston, MO 63801
Toll-Free (888) 317-4949