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TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Pregnancy Center -- Pre-pregnancy

Special Topics


woman breast thumb Ovulation: achieve and conceive?

Are you getting impatient with trying to conceive? Here's what you need to know about ovulation and timing of conception.

Having a baby: the man's role

Could your use of steroids or antibiotics make it difficult for your partner to get pregnant? You may be surprised at how your health habits affect your fertility.

Pregnancy Test

Home and clinic pregnancy tests

Are home pregnancy tests accurate? What should you know before taking them? How are clinic pregnancy tests different?


Folic acid and the prevention of birth defects

When do you need folic acid? Where do you get it? This B vitamin may be more powerful than you realize.

Special Topics (Continued)

Avoiding pregnancy pitfalls after age 40

Miscarriages and genetic defects are far more common in pregnant women over age 40. Here's what you can do to increase your chance of delivering a healthy baby.

Genetic screening

Are you concerned about illnesses in your family that a child might inherit? This fact sheet can help you decide if you should have genetic screening before conceiving a child.

Pregnancy, parenting, and HIV

Either you or your partner has tested positive for HIV. Now you want to become pregnant. Is it an impossible dream?

  • Lamaze International

  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

  • The National Women's Health Information Center

    Department of Health and Human Services

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