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Healthy Choices for Healthy Pregnancy

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Dr. Lori Carrillo is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist. She specializes in high-risk pregnancies and twin pregnancies, and performs laparoscopic surgery.

"Because we don’t completely control whether a pregnancy is a good pregnancy we can’t completely control whether or not we are successful when we conceive.

"However, there are certain well-established facts regarding pregnancy and optimizing outcomes."

Dr. Carrillo has recommendations for women who are concerned about increasing their chances of having a normal pregnancy and a safe delivery. She encourages all pregnant women to be sure to take prenatal vitamins. She advocates going all-out to live a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy.

Every mother-to-be dreams of having a child who is whole and healthy. The pregnant woman who does her best to follow Dr. Carrillo's advice can rest the knowledge that she has done all she could to minimize the risk of birth defects or miscarriage.


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