Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

When should I start preconception care to prepare my body for a healthy pregnancy?

Preparing your body for pregnancy increases the chance of a healthy conception, pregnancy, baby and postpartum period. It is ideal to start optimizing your health three to four months prior to planned conception. This is due to the fact that it can take 90-115 days for sperm to generate and approximately 100 days for an egg to mature. It will also help ensure your body has all of the required nutrients to maintain your pregnancy with ease. 

For more about preconception care and increasing your chances of getting pregnant, read this post.