EVERY CHILD DESERVES THE BEST START POSSIBLE IN LIFE
PLAN FOR PREGNANCY
Preconception health is a woman's health before she becomes pregnant. It means knowing how health conditions and risk factors could affect a woman and her unborn baby if she becomes pregnant. For example, some foods, habits, and medicines can harm your baby — even early on in the pregnancy. Since half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, women of childbearing age who could become pregnant should take care to protect their health and wellness. Engaging in regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and abstaining from alcohol and other drugs are important aspects of preconception health.
Think before you use
ABSTAIN FROM ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
Alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs all negatively impact a developing fetus, and can lead to lifelong physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities. Women who are pregnant should abstain from alcohol and tobacco and should consult their healthcare provider about any drugs they may take, whether prescription or illicit. Women of childbearing age who could become pregnant should consider abstaining from alcohol and drugs as there is NO SAFE AMOUNT and consuption can affect the baby even before the mother realizes she's pregnant.
Additional information about the effects of alcohol and drugs during pregnancy, as well as pregnancy and addiction resources, can be found on this site.
UPCOMING MEETINGS NEW DOCUMENTS PAST MEETINGS
Task Force Meeting: January 8, 2018
9 am - 10:30 am
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 N. 18th Avenue, 85007
Conference Room 215a
December 4th Meeting Agenda
NEW - Educational Toolkit: Perinatal Drug Exposure Resources - Below & Under Resources/Pregnancy & Parenting
December 4, 2017