Resources for Pre-Pregnancy Checkup
Childbirth Connection ResourcePlanning Pregnancy: Pre-Pregnancy Checkup
In our section called The Stages of Pregnancy, we have outlined the planning of your pregnancy, each stage of pregnancy, giving birth, and the early period after birth. This link is devoted to your pre-pregnancy checkup.
Resources for Healthful Planning Related to PregnancyThe Mayo Clinic: Pre-Pregnancy Planning: Take Care Now for a Healthy Baby Later, how to prepare your body for pregnancy
Planned Parenthood: Pre-Pregnany Health, steps to plan for a healthy pregnancy
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: Before Your Next Pregnancy, what to do before (and during) your next pregnancy to lessen the chance for birth defects
Resources for STDs and PregnancyAmerican Social Health Association: STDs/STIs, offers information on specific diseases and links to reliable hotlines
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: STDs & Pregnancy, CDC fact sheet on STDs and pregnancy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Hotlines
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