Getting Ready for Baby


Nov. 13, 2000 — Debra Livingston is every doctor and midwife’s idea of a fetal development — often before a woman realizes she is pregnant. By taking precautions prior to due dates face roughly twice the risk of losing a baby (during pregnancy or up to one year after birth) as compared to women whose due dates are firmly established. Furthermore, it found the risks of preterm birth, low birth weight (less than 2,500 g), and low birth weight for age at birth were also significantly increased. Ladies, Start Your Engines….

Livingston made some additional lifestyle changes once she and her partner (see dreams of. But she can rest easy knowing that she’s done everything possible to tilt the odds in her favor. And, with any luck, she’ll receive the ultimate payoff for her careful planning four months from now: a healthy baby.