REDUCE BIRTH DEFECTS

Authors
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Keywords
Abnormalities, Human--Prevention
Abstract
If you are a female of childbearing age, taking the following steps may help reduce birth defects: Take a multivitamin every day. Make sure it contains 400 micrograms of folic acid ; End bad habits. Avoid alcohol, tobacco products, or using street drugs ; Take charge. Keep diabetes and other chronic diseases under control ; Reach and maintain a healthy weight. Exercise and eat a healthy diet to reduce your risk of chronic diseases ; Prevent Zika. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause birth defects. Talk with your healthcare provider about your travel plans if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in 2017.
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2017-01
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2017-03-08T14:00:00Z
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2017-03-08T14:00:00Z
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English
Publisher
South Carolina State Library
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South Carolina State Documents Depository
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