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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (North Crossing)

2134 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Prairie Parkway)

5100 Prairie Parkway
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (San Marnan)

1655 East San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA 50702

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waverly)

101 Cedar River Pkwy 101
Waverly, IA 50677

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UnityPoint Clinic Express - United Medical Park

1731 West Ridgeway Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701

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Preventing Birth Defects

Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy

While not all birth defects can be prevented, here are some things you can do before and during pregnancy:

  1. Take a vitamin with 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day.
  2. Don't smoke or drink alcohol.
  3. Don't use marijuana or other "street drugs".
  4. Talk to your doctor about vaccinations.
  5. Wash your hands often with soap and water to prevent infections.
  6. See your healthcare professional regularly.

Check out these sites for more information on preventing birth defects:

CDC - Centers for Disease Control

March of Dimes



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