Prepare for Pregnancy

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When preparing for a pregnancy, it's important to be in a position to raise a child financially, to be in good health and to take prenatal vitamins. Get tips on raising a baby in a stable environment with help from a labor and delivery nurse in this free video on pregnancy and obstetrics.

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My name is Josie Minks and I'm a labor and delivery nurse in Austin, Texas and I'm here to answer the question about how to prepare for a healthy pregnancy. There are many recommendations, including choosing the right partner that you want to raise a child with, financially being able to provide for your child, and then body. You want to be in really good health, so you want to be eating a balanced diet that provides enough nutrients for the baby to develop properly. You want to exercise, for your muscles. And just total body health and I would recommend taking a prenatal vitamin for maybe two years before attempting to conceive, to have a baby, so that your body is ready. I would recommend being in a healthy place emotionally to be able to provide for that baby and to raise the baby in a very stable environment, financially being able to provide for and choosing your partner to raise the baby with are ways to prepare for a healthy pregnancy.

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