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Family Planning

Preconception

If you had trouble conceiving or worry to pass on a genetic condition.

Preconception Health & Advice

If you are considering getting pregnant, preconception care helps increase your chances of conception and having a healthy pregnancy by helping you understand how health conditions and risk factors can play a role in your health. 

Even if you aren’t planning a pregnancy, it’s a good idea to think about your preconception health. Preconception care also includes preventing unintended pregnancies. 

Woman taking vitamins

Advice for a Healthy Conception

  • Have a pregnancy plan
  • Exercise daily
  • Learn to manage the stress in your life
  • Don’t ignore conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure or infections. Get help from your doctor
  • Ask your doctor about the safety of all medications, vitamins and herbs you are taking if you were to become pregnant. Even over-the-counter medications can be harmful to an unborn baby
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol and illegal drugs
  • Find your ideal weight, and try to maintain it
  • Take a multivitamin with folic acid every day
  • Make sure your immunizations are up-to-date

Healthy Beginnings Preconception Health Program

ChristianaCare’s Healthy Beginnings program began as an effort to reduce Delaware’s infant-mortality rate.

The program brings together several important focus areas in every woman’s health care:

  • Preconception care identifies and addresses risks to future pregnancy, even if you aren’t planning to get pregnant
  • Pregnancy planning guides you through the critical first steps that can set the stage for a healthy pregnancy
  • Prenatal care ensures the well being of you and your baby from conception to childbirth

Healthy Beginnings brings together the services of a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, social workers, resource mothers, dieticians and case managers in one convenient location. Ask your doctor for a risk assessment today and ask about Healthy Beginnings.

his program is supported, in part, by funding from the Delaware Division of Public Health. Further support comes from Children and Families First, and the Delaware March of Dimes.

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Brandywine Women's Health
Brandywine Women's Health

700 West Lea Boulevard,
Wilmington,
DE 19802

Call 302-320-5690 Get directions

At ChristianaCare Rehabilitation Services, our highly trained and skilled therapists will help you regain your independence and quality of life.
Center for Advanced Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery at Concord Health Center
Center for Advanced Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery at Concord Health Center View Location

161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Call 302-623-4410 Get directions

ChristianaCare’s Concord Health Center offers comprehensive outpatient medical services to serve you at one location on North Route 202 in Chadds Ford, PA, convenient to Delaware County, PA, and Chester County, PA, and Wilmington, DE. We accept most Pennsylvania and Delaware insurance plans.
Center for Advanced Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery, Smyrna
Center for Advanced Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery, Smyrna View Location

100 S. Main St.,
Smyrna, DE 19977

Call 302-623-4410 Get directions

The Smyrna Health & Wellness Center offers many of ChristianaCare’s high-quality outpatient services in the heart of downtown Smyrna. The Smyrna Health & Wellness Center makes it easy for residents of Smyrna, Clayton and Dover in Delaware, and of Millington, Massey and other communities in Eastern Maryland, to access high-quality health care near where they live and work.
Concord Health Center
Concord Health Center View Location

161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Call 610-361-1030 Get directions

ChristianaCare’s Concord Health Center offers comprehensive outpatient medical services to serve you at one location on North Route 202 in Chadds Ford, PA, convenient to Delaware County, PA, and Chester County, PA, and Wilmington, DE. We accept most Pennsylvania and Delaware insurance plans.
Center for Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Smyrna
Center for Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Smyrna View Location

100 S. Main St.,
Smyrna, DE 19977

Call 302-623-4055 Get directions

The Smyrna Health & Wellness Center offers many of ChristianaCare’s high-quality outpatient services in the heart of downtown Smyrna. The Smyrna Health & Wellness Center makes it easy for residents of Smyrna, Clayton and Dover in Delaware, and of Millington, Massey and other communities in Eastern Maryland, to access high-quality health care near where they live and work.
 Center for Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Newark
Center for Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Newark

4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713

Call 302-623-4055 Get directions

ChristianaCare Primary Care at MAP 2 includes family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics all in one, convenient location.
Center for Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Wilmington
Center for Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Wilmington View Location

501 West 14th Street,
Gateway Building,
2nd Floor, Suite 2E33,
Wilmington, DE 19801

Call 302-623-4055 Get directions

A Wilmington landmark since 1890, fully modernized Wilmington Hospital with 321 beds and 622,100-square-foot facility serves as ChristianaCare’s corporate headquarters and provides ChristianaCare’s distinguished, high-quality health care in the heart of Wilmington.
Christiana Women's Health
Christiana Women's Health View Location

4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road,
Suite Y110,
Newark, DE 19718

Call 302-733-6510 Get directions

ChristianaCare Greenville Obstetrics & Gynecology at PMRI
ChristianaCare Greenville Obstetrics & Gynecology at PMRI View Location

Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute at Pelleport,
3506 Kennett Pike,
Greenville, DE 19807

Call 302-661-3375 Get directions

The Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute at Pelleport, part of ChristianaCare, offers a range of programs designed to promote health, prevent disease and minimize disability.
ChristianaCare Maternity
ChristianaCare Maternity View Location

4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road,
Suite 5A43
Newark, DE 19718

Call 302-301-3360 Get directions

Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of ChristianaCare Inc.
Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of ChristianaCare Inc. View Location

4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road,
Suite 1992,
Newark, DE 19718

Call 302-319-5680 Get directions

Located on the Christiana Hospital campus, the beautifully designed and landscaped, 200,000-square-foot Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is a state-of-the-art facility that serves a majority of the cancer patients residing in Delaware. This National Cancer Institute selected Community Cancer Center features advanced medical, surgical and radiation procedures and diagnostic services. The cancer research program includes the Center for Translational Research, a collaborative program with the University of Delaware. The Graham Cancer Center also includes the ChristianaCare Breast Center, an outpatient facility that features the state’s only dedicated breast MRI.
Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of ChristianaCare Inc.
Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of ChristianaCare Inc. View Location

Abby Medical Center,
Suite 312,
1 Centurian Drive,
Newark, DE 19713

Call 302-319-5680 Get directions

Located on the Christiana Hospital campus, the beautifully designed and landscaped, 200,000-square-foot Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is a state-of-the-art facility that serves a majority of the cancer patients residing in Delaware. This National Cancer Institute selected Community Cancer Center features advanced medical, surgical and radiation procedures and diagnostic services. The cancer research program includes the Center for Translational Research, a collaborative program with the University of Delaware. The Graham Cancer Center also includes the ChristianaCare Breast Center, an outpatient facility that features the state’s only dedicated breast MRI.
Middletown East Women's Health
Middletown East Women's Health View Location

621 Middletown-Odessa Road,
Middletown, DE 19709

Call 302-203-2260 Get directions

Middletown CareCenter offers a variety of ChristianaCare outpatient services in a location convenient to Middletown, Odessa, Summit Bridge, Townsend and surrounding communities in Delaware, and to Chesapeake City, Georgetown, Cecilton and other communities in Eastern Maryland.
Smyrna Women's Health
Smyrna Women's Health

100 South Main Street,
Suite 215 Smyrna,
DE 19977

Call 302-659-4520 Get directions

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