Pre-Pregnancy Health

Before conceiving, you can increase your chances of having a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby. Eat a good pre-conception diet, be sure to exercise, and follow some important pre-pregnancy dos and don'ts.Also be sure to check out our section on general health.

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Mariah Carey's Pregnancy 'Test' on 'Ellen' Is Exactly Why No One Should Ask If Someone Is Pregnant

Mariah Carey recently reflected on an uncomfortable 'Ellen' interview, during which she was pressured to take a drink of alcohol to clear up pregnancy rumors. So many of us have been pressured like this by friends and otherwise—and it needs to be canceled.

HPV and Pregnancy: What You Need To Know

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer if left untreated. But can it also impact your fertility or pregnancy? Read this and find out.

The Benefits of Folic Acid

Taking folic acid before and during pregnancy can help protect your baby from serious birth defects like anencephaly and spina bifida. 

Is High Cholesterol During Pregnancy Normal?

Increased cholesterol during pregnancy is essential, but if it's compounded with high levels before conception, it could lead to hypertension and risks.

IBD During Pregnancy: What to Know When Planning for a Family

Pregnancy can sound scary when you have a chronic health condition like Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Here's what to know to ease your mind.

Getting The Flu Shot While Pregnant: Everything You Need To Know

OB/GYN-approved, getting the flu shot while pregnant is safe and even has added benefits for your developing baby. Still have questions? We have expert answers.

More Pre-Pregnancy Health

20 Things All Couples Should Do Before Getting Pregnant

So you're thinking about trying to get pregnant? Congrats! Here's what to do now to get healthy, have fun, and feel prepared to start trying to conceive.

7 Foods That Can Help You Get Pregnant

Introducing or increasing these foods in your diet could help you conceive a baby. Try eating a little more whole wheat bread or choosing dark leafy greens for your salad!