Gentle Journey Midwifery

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Call or text:   (352) 372-4784 Serving Gainesville and surrounding areas.

Pre-pregnancy Counseling

servicing gainesville, Lake city, jacksonville, ponte vedra, st. augustine, and ocala areas

The decision to get pregnant is an important one for any woman. The significance of health prior to pregnancy has become increasingly recognized.  Ideally, it’s best to meet with me before you get pregnant for preconception counseling or pregnancy planning. During this time you and I meet to discuss your pregnancy plan and address any issues or concerns you may have. I can help you optimize your physical and emotional health and pave the way for a healthy, happy pregnancy prior to conceiving.


I can help you understand any health conditions or risk factors that could affect your baby during

pregnancy, as diet, bad habits, medications and medical conditions can all have an impact on a baby,

even before he or she is conceived. I can also answer questions and concerns surrounding

prenatal visits, labor, delivery and postpartum care.

Preconception care and counseling includes:

  • Physical assessment
  • Fertility awareness
  • Controlling bad habits and unhealthy lifestyle choices
  • Assessment of risks
  • Healthy diet
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Stress Relief


As soon as you start thinking about getting pregnant, schedule a visit for preconception counseling!