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Pregnant Women and STDs

Pregnancy is the culmination of a lifelong dream. With it comes many concerns, and STD testing should be foremost among these. That’s the last thing that many women consider when they first learn of their pregnancy. However, STD testing can be essential to ensuring a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

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Preventing Alcohol- and Drug-Related Birth Defects

Birth defects are common when pregnant women abuse alcohol or drugs. This alcohol abuse does not have to be pronounced. In fact, doctors advise that any amount of alcohol, including beer and wine, may cause troubling birth defects. Drug use can have similar outcomes.

The good news is that these birth defects are preventable. Taking care of drug and alcohol abuse problems before getting pregnant can eliminate them.

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For Birth Defects Prevention Month, Be Aware of Your Sexual Health

In the medical field, January is designated National Birth Defects Prevention month. For healthcare providers, this means educating the masses on how to prevent birth defects. For expectant families, this should mean arming yourselves with the knowledge you need to stop preventable birth defects.

Here’s what you need to know about STDs in order to prevent birth defects in your kids!

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