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Before you get pregnant: Information for all women
A healthy pregnancy begins before you become pregnant. It actually begins long before you even think about motherhood. Take a moment to learn what you can do now to make sure any future pregnancies are planned and healthy. All women can benefit from some basic pre-pregnancy planning. Follow these links to learn more.
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Planning Your Pregnancy (Copyright © American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - This publication provides helpful information for women who want to become pregnant.
Pregnancy Information Center, CDC - If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you probably have a lot of questions. This website will help you learn how to be healthy (before, during, and after pregnancy) and give your baby a healthy start to life.
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Bone Health - This publication provides information on pregnancy-associated osteoporosis, lactation and bone loss, and what you can do to keep your bones healthy during pregnancy.
Safe Motherhood: Promoting Health for Women Before, During, and After Pregnancy - This report emphasizes the importance of proper care from conception through delivery, in order to prevent complications when possible. The ideal result is a labor at term without any unnecessary interventions.
Ten Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy (Copyright © Lamaze International) - This easy-to-read fact sheet provides 10 simple recommendations to help mothers have a healthy pregnancy.
Things to Think About Before You're Pregnant (Copyright © American Academy of Family Physicians) - There is a lot to think about before you get pregnant — nutrition, exercise, prenatal doctor visits, and more. This fact sheet will help you figure out what you should know before getting pregnant.
Your Pre-Pregnancy IQ (Copyright © March of Dimes) - Take this short true/false quiz to see if you are up to speed on how to have a safe, healthy pregnancy.
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Content last updated September 27, 2010.
Resources last updated September 27, 2010.
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