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What is preconception care?

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Preconception care is taking care of your health before you become pregnant.

It's about becoming your healthiest self -- physically and emotionally -- before you take that next step into pregnancy.

The goal is to check for any potential risks to you and your baby during pregnancy -- and to address any medical issues you may have before you get pregnant.

From: Your Pre-Pregnancy Checkup WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

The March of Dimes.

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 7, 2018

SOURCES: 

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

The March of Dimes.

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 7, 2018

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