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Assignment 1 Lisa Jones Pregnancy is a very long and important responsibility. Deciding to have a child is an important decision that should be made jointly with your significant other. Sometimes, a woman gets pregnant by accident. Whether this accident is failed protection, such as a condom breaking, or inadequate information, such as methods that are common theories of preventing pregnancy that are not factual, it is important to first verify whether or not you might be pregnant. Going to the drug store and buying an at home pregnancy test is an easy way to detect pregnancy; however that route might not be the most accurate. Going to a local health clinic and having them test for pregnancy is the ultimate way to detect the pregnancy. If the at home pregnancy test is determined positive, a good move would to be to make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible, so he or she can verify those results. In addition, the doctor will be able to tell by feeling your uterus approximately how long you have been pregnant {{73}}. After the initial exam, your doctor will set up a regular schedule on when it is necessary to visit him or her for various tests and inform you about having a healthy pregnancy and baby. Primarily, it is necessary to quit smoking and consuming alcohol as soon as you believe you might be pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant in the near future. Nicotine and alcohol can be very detrimental to the health of the fetus ranging from slight or no abnormalities to retardation and possibly death. These teratogens, as they are called, are part of a group of harmful substances able to pass through the placenta and cause exposure to the fetus during pregnancy. Other substances in this category are illegal drugs, some prescription drugs, and possible toxic exposure at work and with
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household cleaning products. During pregnancy, it is very important to stay in contact with your health care provider and ask them any questions you may have concerning you
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