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When getting ready to have a baby, for some it may take only a few months to get pregnant and for others it may take longer. Visit your primary care provider or your OBGYN for a check up before trying for a baby if possible. There are things both men and women can do for their health to prepare for a healthy pregnancy and support the environment to have healthy baby before and between pregnancies. If you are thinking about having a baby, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following 8 steps:


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Marijuana is a schedule 1 controlled substance and should be avoided during your pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Find more information on marijuana and pregnancy.
8 Steps to Planning a Pregnancy

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