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Making healthy choices to help prevent birth defects - make a PACT for prevention
  • Published Date:
    December 11, 2015
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 412.18 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.
  • Description:
    Plan Ahead

    • Get as healthy as you can before you get pregnant

    Avoid Harmful Substances

    • Avoid smoking

    • Avoid drinking alcohol

    • Be careful with harmful exposures at work and home

    Choose a Healthy Lifestyle

    • Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, and lean proteins

    • Be physically active

    • Work to get medical conditions like diabetes under control

    Talk to Your Healthcare Provider

    • Get a medical checkup

    • Discuss all medications, both prescription and over-the-counter

    • Talk about your family history

    • Make a PACT to get healthy before and during pregnancy can help you have a healthy baby.

    pact-infographic.pdf

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