Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation's most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana's leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions, workplaces, schools and homes.

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Planning your pregnancy

Are you ready for the experience of your life? Start by making sure you're healthy.

Get a pre-pregnancy check-up

If possible, three months before you want to conceive:

  • Both you and your partner should visit your doctor for a pre-pregnancy health checkup.
  • Visit the dentist to check for potential problems ahead of time.
  • Be up to date on your mammograms if you need them.

What to expect at your doctor visit

When you have your pre-pregnancy office visit, you can expect these examinations and tests:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Pap test
  • Sexually transmitted infection tests
  • Urinalysis test
  • Vaccinations
  • Blood test
  • Blood pressure check

What to talk about with your doctor

Before you visit your doctor, take a moment to jot down important information about your health, lifestyle and medical history. Here’s a list of questions about health issues that could impact conception and pregnancy. Write down your answers and take them with you to your doctor appointment.

  • What health problems or medical conditions have you had?
  • What vaccinations have you had and when?
  • What medical conditions run in your family?
  • What drugs and supplements do you take?
  • What types of contraception have you used?
  • What’s your history of menstruation problems and pregnancies?
  • Have you had any sexually transmitted infections or diseases?
  • How active is your lifestyle?
  • What kind of diet do you have?
  • What chemicals are you exposed to?
  • Do you or the dad-to-be smoke?
  • How well do you handle stress?
  • Have you had trouble conceiving?

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Health and wellness shopping

  • Wellspring Medical at Home for medical supplies and equipment
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop
  • Wellspring Pharmacy

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