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Lee's Summit, MO
A 21-year-old female asked:

My husband & i are wanting to try to conceive. what can we do to increase our chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Preconception: taking prenatal vitamins before you conceive and having your spouse take a multivitamin as well. You can also use ovulation prediction kits to help time when you are most likely to conceive. Lastly have an OB provider picked out that will take you for early prenatal care.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Dr.Lawson is correct. Also, both of you should be sure you are in good health. Eat properly and establish an exercise routing several months, avoid drugs, alcohol, tobacco, untested or poorly tested supplements before trying. When you are in the best condition, you increase the odds of make the healthiest child
Jun 12, 2017
Last updated Jun 12, 2017


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