Health Tip: Get Healthy Before Pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- Planning to become pregnant? Now is the time to get your body in shape and ready for baby.
The womenshealth.gov website offers this pre-conception advice:
Take a folic acid supplement every day to help lower the risk of having a baby with birth defects.
Avoid alcohol, and quit smoking.
Maintain good control of any chronic medical condition, such as diabetes, asthma or epilepsy.
Get all recommended vaccinations.
Check with your doctor about the safety of your medications, vitamins and herbal supplements.
Avoid exposure to toxic chemicals or substances.
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