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What can you do to reduce the risk of birth defects?

By: Huma Farid, MD, Contributor Youíve done it! Youíve taken that last birth control pill, removed your IUD, or stopped using your contraceptive method of choice. Youíve made the decision to try to conceive a pregnancy, and while this is an exciting time in your life, it can also feel overwhelming. There is so much advice around fertility and pregnancy, and sifting through it all just isnít possible. For many mothers, their goals crystallize around…

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