(HealthDay News) -- The foods you eat, your health habits and
the medicines you take could ultimately harm your unborn baby --
even before you become pregnant.
So, experts recommend discussing your health with a doctor
before you try to conceive.
The Womenshealth.gov website mentions these discussion
- Your birth control options and family planning.
- Taking folic acid supplements.
- Any needed screenings or vaccines, as well as managing any
chronic health conditions.
- Options to improve your general health, including losing
weight, becoming more active or quitting smoking.
- Suggestions for staying healthy, avoiding illness and reducing
your exposure to potential hazards.
- Your family history and any problems during previous
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