Healthy Start Preconception Planning

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If you are thinking about starting a family, don't miss our exclusive preconception planning event. Find out what you and your partner can do before you get pregnant to give your baby a healthy start.

  • Enjoy a complimentary breakfast or dinner*
  • Gain new insights on reproductive planning, reducing risks and optimizing health,  your partner’s role and more
  • Spend one-on-one time with a leading obstetrician and maternity nurse specialist and get your questions answered
  • Join us for a personal, guided tour
  • Take home a special gift bag

*Breakfast is provided at our Saturday morning events. Dinner provided at our weekday evening events.

Why Plan?

What you do before pregnancy is just as important as what you do during pregnancy.

Planning to start your family can be an exciting time. For many couples, getting ready for a new arrival often begins once you confirm you are expecting. Everyone knows the importance of prenatal care, but by the time you learn you are pregnant, you may have already missed a critical window of opportunity to ensure a healthy start and boost the lifelong potential for your child.

To prepare for the best pregnancy possible, preconception planning is essential.There is evidence that many preconception interventions can reduce the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes such as birth defects, miscarriage, low birth weight, and preterm delivery.

Our HealthyStart Preconception Planning event focuses on steps you and your partner can take to reduce risks, promote a healthy lifestyle and increase your readiness for pregnancy.

Topics include:

  • Reproductive planning
  • Family history & genetic factors
  • Health considerations
  • Undiagnosed medical conditions
  • Medications
  • Nutrition & supplements
  • Exercise
  • Immunizations
  • Mental health & stress
  • Environmental exposures
  • Substance abuse
  • Activities, travel & recreation
  • Fears about pregnancy
  • Work related issues
  • Your partner’s role
  • Preconception care

All parents want what is best for their child. We invite you to join us to learn more about what you can do to help give your baby a healthy start even before conception occurs.

OB Partner

To best serve couples who are planning to start a family, we are proud to partner with some of the most exceptional obstetricians in South Orange County.

Kim Lam, MDKim Lam, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Lam is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Her interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including vaginal hysterectomy, evidence-based medicine, and creating a safe and encouraging environment. She believes care should be built on trust with a soft but precise touch and plenty of good humor.  She guides decisions with the best information available and believes that this forges strong relationships and assists to manage expectations.

Dr. Lam completed her premedical education at the University of Texas at Austin where she received an academic scholarship from the Lawrence C. Baker Foundation.  She obtained her medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with an interest in international women’s care.  She completed her residency training at the Baylor College of Medicine, the second largest program in the nation.  While there she was recognized for outstanding performance, medical education, and the “Service First” award for two consecutive years at Ben Taub General Hospital.  Dr. Lam took her first job in northern California where she also volunteered with a non-governmental organization called Clinica Verde serving the impoverished women and children of Boaco, Nicaragua.  She served on the board of directors and as medical chair for a period of time. In 2012, she moved to New York City to join her fiancé where she worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor for NYU School of Medicine and was promoted to Director of Medical Student Education after one year of employment. 

She joins us now in Orange County with her fiancé, who is an Assistant U.S. Attorney, to be close to their families. In their free time, they enjoy the outdoors (even if it means laying around) as well as savory foods. 

About Us

There are many decisions you need to make when planning to start a family, but none is as important as choosing the right place to deliver your new bundle of joy.

Over 25 Years of Special Deliveries

For over 25 years, we’ve been providing exceptional care to new moms and their little miracles. Expert physicians and experienced, supportive nurses are just the beginning. It’s our unique little touches that add up to a truly extraordinary experience.

The Basics and Beyond

Each of our newly renovated, private labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum (LDRP) suites is designed to provide a calm, nurturing environment where you, your baby and family can bond. To ensure your care and comfort, we are one of the only area hospitals to offer obstetricians, anesthesiologists and neonatologists on site 24/7, which means we are always ready to deliver when you are.

Over the years, we’ve gained extensive experience in the delivery of multiple births. We also support births by surrogate moms, so couples who cannot have children on their own can become a family through this option. And our experienced staff offers a wide range of childbirth education classes to ensure you have the support you need both before and after your delivery.

Expert Care for Our Tiniest Patients

Every newborn is special to us. But sometimes babies arrive a little too early or have needs that require special attention. We hope you never need us, but should the need arise, our on-site, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) stands ready to care for infants requiring immediate, advanced care. Our expertise in caring for premature and medically fragile infants gives you peace of mind when you need it most.

Map and Directions

Map & Directions

Contact Us

Saddleback Memorial - Laguna Hills

The Women's Hospital
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
United States
Phone: (949) 837-4500

Future Events

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Our next HealthyStart Preconception Planning event is scheduled for:
Wednesday, September 14
Reception: 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Program & Tour: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Presenter: Kim Lam, MD
 

Future Events:

November 11, 2016
Presenter: Kenneth James, MD