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Getting Pregnant

If you are thinking about getting pregnant there are many steps you can take now in order to set the stage for a healthy pregnancy.

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If you are thinking about getting pregnant there are many steps you can take now in order to set the stage for a healthy pregnancy.

The March of Dimes "Lucky 13 Checklist:"

  1. Take a multivitamin supplement that's includes folic acid everyday.
  2. Stop smoking* and avoid second-hand smoke. Check our page on Tobacco Cessation  for more information.
  3. Stop drinking alcohol.
  4. Don't use illegal drugs.
  5. Go for a pre-pregnancy checkup. Talk to your primary doctor about scheduling one.
  6. Learn about genetics.
  7. Avoid infections.
  8. Avoid hazardous chemicals at home and work.
  9. Avoid stress.
  10. Eat right.
  11. Maintain a healthy weight.
  12. Get fit.
  13. Help Dad get healthy too.