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You saw the little pink plus sign … the home pregnancy kit was positive! Or, maybe you’re experiencing those possible symptoms of pregnancy, like a missed period, morning sickness, sore and swollen breasts, fatigue, food cravings and the constant urge to urinate. What do you do now? In order to make sure that you really are pregnant—and any of your symptoms are not associated with another health condition—you should arrange for your first prenatal check-up. You can visit your regular family practitioner, your ob-gyn or midwife for a pregnancy test. If you haven’t already had a pre-conception check-up, now is the time to talk to your doctor about your medical history, pre-existing health conditions, medications and more.

As soon as you see that pink sign, miss a period or feel your first bout of unexplained nausea … start acting like you’re pregnant. And that means taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid, abstaining from drinking alcohol and quitting smoking. Check out this information for more on the guidelines for pregnant mothers.

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