Being healthy is good for you now and if you decide to have a baby or add to your family in the future. Explore this site to learn more about your health and get simple tips to stay healthy every day. 

If I were to ask you: where do you see yourself in 5, 10, or 20 years, what do you think about?

Many of us think about our goals for education, work, housing, marriage, vacation, and retirement and begin to make plans. More often than not, we don’t make a plan to have children. Many of us assume that having children “just happens." Without planning, half of the women in California who have a baby each year did not intend to become pregnant and felt less prepared for pregnancy than they’d hoped. This happens for all ages, married and unmarried, first-time mothers, and those with older children. Becoming pregnant when you’re unprepared can impact your health and life goals for you and your family. It is never too early or too late to start to include plans to have a baby in your life plan.

Think also about what you want to do before you have children:

Travel with friends? Finish school? Get a certain job? Pay off your credit cards? Save money? Find a committed partner? Buy a house? Move closer to your extended family? Explore the information and resources below about topics that are important for you right now.

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