Get 400 micro grams of folic acid every day. Folic acid is a B vitamin. If a woman has enough folic acid in her body at least one month before and during pregnancy, it can help prevent major birth defects of the developing brain and spine. See a health care professional regularly. A woman should be sure to see her doctor when planning a pregnancy and start prenatal care as soon as she thinks that she is pregenant.
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Keep diabetes under control. Poor control of diabetes during pregnancy increases the chances for birth defects and other problems for the pregnancy. Strive to reach and maintain a healthy weight. A woman who is obese before pregnancy is at a higher risk for complications during pregnancy.