Maybe you’re walking through the baby aisle at the store. Or maybe the house suddenly seems a bit too big (and maybe a bit too quiet).

No matter how you and your partner come to the realization that it’s time to try for a baby, looking forward to welcoming your new little family member is always exciting. To have the most luck conceiving, it’s a good idea to know how to get your body ready – and what can actually make conception easier.

On this episode of For Health’s Sake, we’re talking preconception planning with Michelle Rice, a certified nurse-midwife at Lakeview Hospital. Michelle shared her professional opinion on:

  • What to know about getting pregnant after birth control,
  • What lifestyle changes you and your partner should make as you prepare for pregnancy
  • What to do if you’re having trouble conceiving (and what to do after you get a positive at-home pregnancy test)

Imagining a new life filling up your home is always a cause for joy. And with the right advice, you and your partner might be able to make that dream come true a little sooner. Listen in to get Michelle’s expert perspective on what can help increase your chances of getting pregnant.