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Health conditions to consider


Having made the decision to start a family, you and your partner may be thrilled, frightened and impatient all at the same time. It's an exciting time but in between planning nursery colors and timing your ovulation, you must take stock of your health and combined medical histories. If you have any pre existing health conditions, you need to check with your doctor to see if there is a chance that they'll affect your baby. If you have any of the conditions described in the following articles or anything your doctor is concerned about, do not despair. If you take care of these issues before you conceive there is no need to delay your family plans. Armed with the following information and with the right treatment you'll be on your way to enjoying a healthy pregnancy.

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