Before You Conceive: 15 Tips for a Healthier Pregnancy
Get your mind and body ready!
Know Your Blood Types
If you don’t already have this information, it’s helpful to learn your and your partner’s blood types before conception (though they don’t actually come into play until pregnancy). “If they are not compatible, you run the risk of the mother being incompatible with her fetus, leading to anemia or more serious problems for the infant at birth,” says Dr. Cole, adding that Rh disease, the result of the incompatibility, can be easily treated during pregnancy.
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