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Do you want to be healthy? Are you pregnant or thinking about starting a family? Do you want to have a baby someday?

Getting healthy before getting pregnant greatly increases a woman's chances of having a healthy baby. For instance, all females should take a multivitamin with 400 mcg of folic acid every day. If you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, talk to your doctor or health care provider about taking a prenatal vitamin.

What you can do…
· Know your family history
· Live a healthy lifestyle
· Make healthy food choices
· Get regular health check-ups
· Maintain emotional wellness & social support
· Know your health and pregancy risks

Spouses, partners, family members, and friends play an important role in improving the health of Oklahoma’s babies. Encourage and support a woman’s healthy choices.

What's New...
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Free educational toolkit now online!

Contact Information:
Perinatal and Reproductive Health Division
1000 N.E. 10th Street, Rm 905
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271-4476
e-mail: Jill Nobles-Botkin, M.S.N., A.P.R.N.-C.N.M., Administrative Program Manager


Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should I do if I'm in an abusive relationship?
A: Call the Oklahoma Safeline @ 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) for help.


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