There are no set guidelines for preventing BPD because the exact cause is not known. However there are some things you can do to help ensure you will give birth to a healthy baby:
- Eat a healthful diet, one that is low in saturated fat and rich in low-fat dairy, lean protein sources, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
- Have regular prenatal check-ups.
- Don’t smoke. If you smoke, quit.
- Avoid drugs and alcohol.