What is preconception health and how does it affect me? What is the purpose of this survey and who should complete it?
What is preconception health?
Preconception health refers to the health of all people during their reproductive years, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. It focuses on taking action now to protect the health of a baby you might have in the future.
How does it affect me?
Everyone can benefit from preconception health information, whether or not they plan to have a baby. No one expects an unplanned pregnancy, but it happens often. Good preconception health helps to prevent babies from being born prematurely, underweight or with birth defects and reduces the chances of complications of pregnancy for the mother.
What is the purpose of the survey?
The purpose of this survey is to get information about what you know about preconception health and to collect your input on the best ways to provide preconception health information to you.
Who should complete the survey?
This short survey is intended to be completed by those aged 18 and older.
At the end of the survey you have the option to be entered into a draw for a $50 gift card of your choice to President’s Choice (PC) or Shoppers Drug Mart.
Want more information? Ready to complete the survey?
If you want more information about the survey or are ready to complete the survey it can be found at http://form.simplesurvey.com/f/l/pch
Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey!
Best Start’s My Life Plan booklet is for adults who want to have children someday, but not right now. It helps individuals understand how to protect their ability to have children, think about when to have children and how to have the healthiest baby possible when they are ready. Topics include writing a reproductive life plan, physical health, sexual health, mental health, family health history, and next steps. Also included are websites and organizations to support next steps.
If you have any questions about our survey, contact the Infant and Child Health Line at 519.352.7270 x 2903.