Health Tip: Partners Have a Role in Pregnancy03/30/12
(HealthDay News) -- Partners play an important role in helping
moms prepare for pregnancy, and in helping to ensure that the
pregnancy goes smoothly.
The womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions:
- Partners should discuss when the time for pregnancy is
- Partners should be screened for sexually transmitted infections
before pregnancy to prevent transmission.
- Quit smoking, manage stress, eat a healthy diet, avoid illegal
drug use and limit alcohol use to reduce the risk of fertility
- Partners should have a medical checkup to discuss personal
health, medical history, family history and medication use.
- Anyone who works with toxic chemicals should avoid exposing
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