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Pre-Natal Care


A doctor checks a pregnant woman.

Staying healthy is important to everyone, but it is particularly important if you’re a woman expecting a baby.

Staying healthy is important to everyone, but it is particularly important if you’re a woman expecting a baby.

Women should get competent medical care as soon as they realize they are pregnant. And they should follow these general guidelines to increase the chances of having a healthy baby. Eat a variety of good foods with nutrients, including fruits and vegetables. Wash your hands, and wash your food before preparing it. Also wash your hands right before eating. Don’t drink alcohol or smoke. Avoid pesticides, paint, or strong chemical cleaners. And decrease or eliminate coffee or tea. All these things can improve the chances of having a healthy baby.
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