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Avoid harmful substances during pregnancy.

Best for You. Best for Baby. Tip: Boost your health by avoiding harmful substances during pregnancy, such as, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Learn more about preventing birth defects at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects

Best for You. Best for Baby. Tip: Boost your health by avoiding harmful substances during pregnancy, such as, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Learn more about preventing birth defects at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects

Become up-to-date with all vaccines, including the flu shot.

Best for You. Best for Baby. Tip: Become up-to-date with all vaccines, including the flu shot. Learn more about preventing birth defects at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects

Best for You. Best for Baby. Tip: Become up-to-date with all vaccines, including the flu shot. Learn more about preventing birth defects at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects

Before you get pregnant, try to reach a healthy weight.

Best for You. Best for Baby. Tip: Before you get pregnant, try to reach a healthy weight. Learn more about preventing birth defects at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects

Best for You. Best for Baby. Tip: Before you get pregnant, try to reach a healthy weight. Learn more about preventing birth defects at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects

Take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day.

Best for You. Best for Baby. Tip: Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day. Learn more about preventing birth defects at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects

Best for You. Best for Baby. Tip: Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day. Learn more about preventing birth defects at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects

Visit with your healthcare provider before stopping or starting any medicine.

Best for You. Best for Baby. Tip: Book a visit with your healthcare provider before stopping or starting any medicine. Learn more about preventing birth defects at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects

Best for You. Best for Baby. Tip: Book a visit with your healthcare provider before stopping or starting any medicine. Learn more about preventing birth defects at www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects