Preconception Health and Health Care

Preconception health and health care focuses on taking steps now to protect the health of a baby in the future. However, preconception health is important for all women and men, whether or not they plan to have a baby one day.

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Women and their partners who are thinking about pregnancy should talk with their doctor or healthcare provider about how to prevent Zika.

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CDC’s Treating for Two Initiative is aimed at providing better information to women and their healthcare providers about medication use during pregnancy.

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy.

Page last reviewed: October 25, 2019