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What should I consider before getting pregnant?

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Having a child will affect everything in your life -- your career, your finances, and your relationship with your spouse or partner, among other things. Nine months can be a pretty short time to figure all of those issues out, so your doctor may be able to give some advice that will help get you ready. Your doctor may also suggest preconception classes at a local hospital if they're available.

From: Your Pre-Pregnancy Checkup WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site.  BabyMed web site.  National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health web site, May 2003.  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences web site, 2003.



Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 2002.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 2, 2018

SOURCES:  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site.  BabyMed web site.  National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health web site, May 2003.  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences web site, 2003.



Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 2002.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 2, 2018

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