My Pregnancy Guide My Preconception My Pregnancy My Motherhood Pregnancy Tools & Stuff Pregnancy Shopping  
» » ยป

Pre Pregnancy Planning Missoula MT

Looking for Pre Pregnancy Planning in Missoula? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Missoula that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Pre Pregnancy Planning in Missoula.

Dr.Jeanne Hebl
(406) 549-0978
1211 South Reserve Street #101
Missoula, MT
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Community
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

Data Provided By:
John Trumbull Harlan, MD
325 9th Avenue
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1987

Data Provided By:
Jeffrey Karl Lindley
(406) 327-1850
3075 N Reserve St
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided By:
Dr.Jesse J Pitt
(406) 721-1640
2825 Fort Missoula Rd # 1-225
Missoula, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Valerie A Knudsen
(406) 327-4395
2831 Fort Missoula Rd
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided By:
Dr.Lynn Montgomery
1211 South Reserve Street #101
Missoula, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Community Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Lindsay Ann Richards, MD
(406) 721-5600
515 W Front St
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1977

Data Provided By:
Valerie Ann Knudsen, MD
(406) 721-5600
2835 Fort Missoula Rd Ste 306
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided By:
Dr.Timothy Burke
(406) 721-9999
2835 Fort Missoula Rd #305
Missoula, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Community Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Timothy F Burke
(406) 721-9999
2835 Fort Missoula Rd Ste 305
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

Advantages of Pre Pregnancy Planning

While you can't always predict exactly when you're going to get pregnant, pre planning before you conceive is a good idea physically, emotionally and financially. Here's how you can prepare yourself as much as possible for the birth of a baby.

Make sure you're in optimal health. Before you conceive, schedule an appointment with a physician to do pre pregnancy testing. Your doctor will do a pelvic exam, Pap test, and probably blood and urine tests to determine if you have various health problems that could interfere with a healthy pregnancy. Discuss your family health with your doctor including genetic abnormalities, chronic illnesses and unexplained deaths.

You are also responsible for your own health. If you smoke, drink alcohol or do recreational drugs, you need to stop before you get pregnant. Pregnancy is stressful, and many women find it very hard to stop smoking or having a drink once they've conceived. Alcohol, drugs and cigarettes can cause serious health complications for you and your baby, so it's better to quit now when things are less stressful.

Include your partner in your pre pregnancy planning. First, talk about the prospect of having a baby. How does your partner feel about having a baby? If he or she is not ready, or doesn't want a child, you need to re-evaluate the timing or the relationship. What are your reasons for having a child? The birth of a baby is an exciting and wonderful time, but it takes a lot of work and can greatly impact your relationship. Don't consider a baby to save your failing marriage, or because you're lonely in your relationship.

It's also the ideal time to talk about the division of labor in the home. It's better to discuss who will be responsible for different aspects of baby care or house cleaning before you're standing in a messy kitchen with a crying baby. You don't need to finalize every single chore, but have a basic idea of what each person expects and feels is fair when it comes to cleaning and cooking. The more you talk about the future with your baby, the stronger your relationship will be when he or she arrives.

Consider your finances. Although many people raise children on a tight income, if you can wait until you're financially stable to have a baby, you'll reduce a lot of daily stress. Talk to a financial advisor about investments for retirement and college planning, and set up a fund for your future child if possible.

It's also essential that you and your partner discuss work ...

Click here to read the rest of this article from My Pregnancy Guide