Make a PACT for Prevention
Title: Making Healthy Choices To Help Prevent Birth Defects – Make a PACT for Prevention
Get as healthy as you can before you get pregnant
Avoid Harmful Substances
Avoid drinking alcohol
Be careful with harmful exposures at work and home
Choose a Healthy Lifestyle
Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, and lean proteins
Be physically active
Work to get medical conditions like diabetes under control
Talk to Your Healthcare Provider
Get a medical checkup
Discuss all medications, both prescription and over-the-counter
Talk about your family history
Make a PACT to get healthy before and during pregnancy can help you have a healthy baby.
For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/prevention.html.