Thursday, June 04, 2009

Baby-Ready Body

Before you get pregnant, follow Dr. Lisa’s checklist for getting your body baby ready.

1. Quit smoking, limit alcohol consumption.

2. Start taking a folic acid supplement, which can be found in most prenatal vitamins.

• Every woman of childbearing age needs to get 4 mg daily.

3. Stop oral birth control three months before trying to get pregnant.

4. See your doctor

• Give your doctor a rundown of family heath history

• Get tested for STDs, anemia, hepatitis

• Get up to date on vaccines

5. Avoid Aspirin and ibuprofen

6. Stop changing cat litter

• Dr. Lisa blogs about cats and pregnancy.

7. Switch from aerosol cleaning products to “pump” products; Go green and non-toxic whenever possible.

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