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Premature Birth Prevention

Prevention

To help reduce your chances of delivering your baby prematurely, take the following steps:

  • Get the proper prenatal care throughout your entire pregnancy
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol, and drugs
  • Keep chronic diseases under control
  • Reduce your stress level
  • Reduce activities as required by your doctor, such as cutting back on work or exercising less strenuously
  • Follow your doctor's recommendations about having sex during pregnancy

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2020 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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