If you think you might be pregnant, do a
home pregnancy test. If the result is positive,
practice the following good health habits until you see your doctor:
Eat a balanced diet.
Do not use alcohol or drugs.
Avoid caffeine, or
limit your intake to about 1 cup of coffee or tea each day.
clean a cat litter box to avoid the risk of
Avoid people who are
Take a vitamin supplement that contains
folic acid or a prenatal vitamin.
Even if the pregnancy test is negative, if you continue to have
pregnancy symptoms, it is a good idea to see your doctor to confirm the
results. Practice good health habits until you see your doctor.
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June 13, 2013
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