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Alcohol and Women

FAQ068, August 2015

What is atrisk drinking Atrisk drinking means drinking more than seven drinks a week or three drinks on a single day Atrisk drinking also includes binge drinking Womens Health What is atrisk drinkingnbsp What is binge drinkingnbsp How does my body process alcohol What are the health risks of atris...

August 2015

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Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconception Care

FAQ056, March 2015

What is a preconception care checkup The goal of this checkup is to find things that could affect your pregnancy Identifying these factors before pregnancy allows you to take steps that can increase the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby During this visit your health care pro...

March 2015

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Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Pregnancy

FAQ170, December 2013

Why is smoking dangerous during pregnancy If you smoke during pregnancy your baby is exposed to harmful chemicals such as tar nicotine and carbon monoxide Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict so less oxygen and nutrients reach the fetus Carbon monoxide decreases the amount of oxygen the baby...

December 2013

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