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Febuary is Preconception Health Awareness Month

Preconception health refers to the health of women and men during their reproductive years (ages 18-44). Preconception health means taking control and choosing healthy habits; living well, being healthy and feeling good about life; making a plan for the future and taking the steps to get there! All men and women can benefit from preconception heath, regardless of if they plan to have a baby one day.

In recognition of February as Preconception Health Awareness month, KDHE has developed the attached Action Alert and social media graphics for your use. Please share this information with the individuals you serve, your colleagues, collaborative community partners and on your social media platforms.

View the full action alert PDF

Social Media Graphics and Messages

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Preconception health is about getting healthy and staying healthy throughout your life. It applies to both women and men ― regardless if you are planning to have a baby. Preconception health means taking control and choosing healthy habits. To learn more:

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Preconception health is about making a plan for the future and taking the steps to get there. For assistance in making your plan click here: Reproductive-Life-Plan-PDF

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Preconception care can increase your chances of becoming pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy, and having a healthy baby. Learn more about preconception health: pregnancy/getting-ready-for-pregnancy-preconception-health.aspx

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No one expects an unplanned pregnancy, but about half of all pregnancies in the United States are not planned. Unplanned pregnancies are at greater risk of preterm birth and low birth weight babies. Preconception health can help reduce the risk.

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What does it mean to #ShowYourLoveToday?

  • We can show love to ourselves by taking care of our health – starting now, with whatever we are able to effect.
  • Be intentional about daily health behaviors and make informed decisions about reproductive goals.
  • Take an active role in managing our own health and learning about local resources. By doing this we can achieve the goals we’ve set for ourselves.

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