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Prepare for your pregnancy

Women can take steps to promote a healthy pregnancy, even before they become pregnant.

Here’s a list of pre-pregnancy planning tips, courtesy of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation:

  • prepregnancyStop smoking to reduce the risk of a low-birth weight baby, a miscarriage or still birth.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Talk to your doctor about how prescription medications may affect your pregnancy. Some of these medications include birth control pills and some acne, seizure and cancer medications.
  • Take a multivitamins with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid each day.
  • Maintain good health by eating healthy, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight.