Parental health

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Parental health is key to a healthy pregnancy. After all, healthy parents are more likely to have healthy babies. Start with the basics. Make sure that your vaccines are current. Eat healthy foods. Take prenatal vitamins. Exercise regularly.

If you have a medical condition that might affect your pregnancy, parental health becomes more important. Work with your healthcare professional to manage your condition both before and during pregnancy. Taking good care of yourself is the best way to take care of your baby.

Parental health includes thinking about age too. If you're older than 35 and hope to get pregnant, talk to your healthcare professional. You may need to take certain steps to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.

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Nov. 01, 2023