For the Woman:
Special Recommendations Before Pregnancy
Discourage the use of any kind of medication or supplement unless it is prescribed or approved by a physician who knows the woman is planning to become pregnant.
Discourage the use of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, alcoholic beverages, and illegal drugs.
Provide assistance or refer the woman so that she can obtain assistance with food, housing, insurance, and income support programs. (See Tab 10 for information about federal food and nutrition assistance programs.)