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Lifestyle Changes

Deciding to start a family is a life-changing decision. Preparing for the physical and emotional changes before you conceive will help you enjoy this special time. Give your baby the best start in life by taking care of yourself.

Start healthy habits as you consider pregnancy:

Schedule a preconception physical exam with your physician
Update your immunizations
Eat a healthy, balanced diet
Achieve a healthy weight before you try to get pregnant
Begin or continue exercising
Begin taking vitamins with folic acid
Get plenty of rest
Reduce stress
Review your health insurance and maternity leave benefits
Reduce caffeine use
Stop drinking, smoking and taking drugs
Reduce exposure to second hand smoke
Eliminate your exposure to environmental hazards

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