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Pregnancy and Prenatal Care

Pregnancy and prenatal care are important for the wellbeing of the mother and the health of the fetus.  It is also important to make healthy choices even before planning a pregnancy.  Give your baby the best chance for a healthy start in life by eating right and making other good lifestyle choices.

It is necessary to be prepared for pregnancy. You can begin changing what you eat and drink up to three months before getting pregnant. But if you are already pregnant, it is not too late to begin taking better care of yourself. Eating right and staying away from alcohol, tobacco and drugs before and during pregnancy gives you a better chance of having a healthy baby.

Most women reduce alcohol consumption after learning that they are pregnant. However many do not realize that they are pregnant during the early weeks of pregnancy and continue to drink alcohol.  If you are planning a pregnancy, it is best not to drink alcoholic beverages, smoke or use drugs.

What information will I find here?

In this section you will find credible information that will be helpful in answering many of the questions you may have about pregnancy.  There is information here about healthy living and choosing foods and food supplements for you and your baby during your pregnancy. If you are planning on becoming pregnant, consult your health care provider.

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