Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor Before You Are Pregnant
(HealthDay News) -- The foods you eat, your health habits and the medicines you take could ultimately harm your unborn baby -- even before you become pregnant.
So, experts recommend discussing your health with a doctor before you try to conceive.
The Womenshealth.gov website mentions these discussion points:
Your birth control options and family planning.
Taking folic acid supplements.
Any needed screenings or vaccines, as well as managing any chronic health conditions.
Options to improve your general health, including losing weight, becoming more active or quitting smoking.
Suggestions for staying healthy, avoiding illness and reducing your exposure to potential hazards.
Your family history and any problems during previous pregnancies.
- Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development
May 23, 2013
- Genes May Boost Woman's Risk of Postpartum Depression
May 21, 2013
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.