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Should I have a physical before getting pregnant?

My husband and I are thinking about starting a family. Should I get a physical before trying to get pregnant? I want to make sure I don't have any problems.


Rebecca Jacobi | Obstetrician

Rebecca Jacobi

I recommend a full physical to all my patients before getting pregnant to make sure they are in the best of health.

Among other things your health care provider will check your blood pressure, heart rate and check that you are overall in good health to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

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