Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Women Need To Get Healthy Before Pregnancy

Preconception care is getting a lot of attention these days.  In the past, prenatal care was deemed important to make sure women would have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.  But actually, it is preconception care that will have a dramatic impact on the baby's health.  By the time many women see a doctor regarding their pregnancy, they may already be several weeks pregnant.  By that time, many of the baby's organs are already formed.  To prevent certain birth defects, it is important that a woman become as healthy as possible before attempting to get pregnant.  This article has a nice overview on this topic...

Health Before Conception Is Also Very Important
CBS4Boston, Boston - 2 hours ago
"Folic acid is one of the B vitamins and it's been shown that if you take folic acid before you get pregnant, you will reduce your risk of having a baby ...

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