Growing Your Family

 

Take care of your own health

When you are thinking of having a child, you are no doubt thinking about how you can give your child the best life possible. One of the best things that you can do for a child is to take care of your own health. This is because when you are in good health, you can focus more of your time and energy on a child.

Taking HIV treatment and going to see your HIV doctor regularly are important things that you can do for your health.

Here are some other ways to take care of your health:

  • Eat healthy food and exercise.
  • Take care of your mental and emotional health.
  • If you smoke, consider quitting or cutting back.
  • If you drink alcohol or use drugs, consider quitting or cutting back.

If you want to make a change in your life, you don’t have to do it alone. There are people who can help you with all of the things on this list. Talk to a healthcare provider or someone at an HIV organization to learn about supports that are available in your community.