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.
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