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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Getting Healthy Before Your Pregnacy

Getting Healthy Before Your Pregnancy

If your thinking about trying to conceive, here are a few things you may want to consider before you become pregnant.

  • Talk with your doctor about your decision to have a child.  Your doctor will be able to inform you wisely based on your family medical history or any health concerns that he may have that may cause a high risk of birth defects. 
  • Make sure to discuss all the medications you are currently taking to ensure that these medications are safe for you and baby during pregnancy.
  • Get a good overall pre-pregnacy checkup where you get tested for high blood, diabetes and cholesterol.
  • Get checked for hepatitis B and C, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV
  • If you smoke...Quit!  It is not healthy for either you or your baby
  • In addition to eating healthy, you may want to consider boosting your system with prenatal vitamins. 
  • It's particularly important to get sufficient amount of  folic acid before getting pregnant. Folic acid helps prevent birth defects like spina bifida, a condition that may arise very early in pregnancy.

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