• Pregnancy Center—Pre-pregnancy

    Special Topics

    Conception

    Are you getting impatient with trying to conceive? Here's what you need to know about ovulation and timing of conception.
    Could your use of steroids or antibiotics make it difficult for your partner to get pregnant? You may be surprised at how your health habits affect your fertility.

    Pregnancy Test

    Are home pregnancy tests accurate? What should you know before taking them? How are clinic pregnancy tests different?

    Planning

    When do you need folic acid? Where do you get it? This B vitamin may be more powerful than you realize.

    Special Topics (Continued)

    Miscarriages and genetic defects are far more common in pregnant women over age 40. Here's what you can do to increase your chance of delivering a healthy baby.
    Are you concerned about illnesses in your family that a child might inherit? This fact sheet can help you decide if you should have genetic screening before conceiving a child.
    Either you or your partner has tested positive for HIV. Now you want to become pregnant. Is it an impossible dream?

    Lamaze International http://www.lamaze-childbirth.com

    March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation http://www.modimes.org

    The National Women's Health Information CenterDepartment of Health and Human Services http://www.4woman.gov

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