Health tips if you are thinking of having a baby.
"Large enough to serve you, yet small enough to care"
If you are thinking about having a baby, it’s never too soon to take these steps for your health and your baby’s:
Be sure health situations are under control.
Get any shots you need.
Take a vitamin with 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid (a B vitamin) every day for at least one month before you plan to become pregnant. This can help avoid birth defects.
If you smoke or drink alcohol, stop.
Talk to your doctor about any drugs and supplements you are taking, include anything you buy over the counter.
Stay away from toxic substances or anything that might cause an infection. Avoid cat or rodent waste, which could be harmful.
Plan to get prenatal care. Women who see a doctor early, and throughout the pregnancy, have healthier babies and are less likely to have their babies early.
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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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