Birth Defects Prevention

Also indexed as:Alcohol-Related Birth Defects, Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Anencephaly, Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Limb-Reduction Defects, Microcephaly, Neural Tube Defects, Spina Bifida, Urinary Tract Birth Defects
Give your baby the best chance at being born strong and healthy. Start by gathering vital information before you get pregnant. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
From general health, to skin care, reproductive health, menopause, and beyond, women have their own healthcare considerations. Use our guides to find the best products to serve your needs and lifestyle.
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Protect your skin. Check our guide to find out more about staying supple with moisturizers.
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Learn the A, B, C’s—and D’s and K’s—of selecting the right multivitamin for your family.
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Women's Vitamins
At different ages and life stages women have particular health and nutritional needs. Use our guide to find the right vitamins to support your healthy diet.
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Pregnancy & Ovulation Tests
When it comes to pregnancy, many people want the good news as soon as possible. Read through our guide to home pregnancy and ovulation tests for help picking the best product to help you plan.
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Smoking Cessation Products
Don't go cold turkey! Take advantage of the available over-the-counter and prescription quit aids that may significantly improve your odds of kicking cigarettes for good.
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Excessive sun exposure causes skin to age and increases risks of skin cancer. Fortunately, many sunscreen products can help protect your skin when spending time outdoors.
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A good-quality scale is an essential tool for weight loss and personal health. Discover the options and how to test a scale for accuracy before you buy.
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Pedometers
Whatever your goals, a pedometer is an easy way to keep track of your steps on the road to success.
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Sleep Aids
If you have trouble sleeping, an occasional over-the-counter sleep aid may help you get the ZZZs you need.
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Tanning Products
Since a real tan may come with risks of skin damage, premature aging, or even skin cancer, look for products with a "faux glow," that can give you some color and protect your long-term skin health.
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Teeth-Whitening Products
In addition to regular brushing and flossing, teeth whitening can make your smile shine. Read our guide to teeth-whitening products for help finding the best one to meet your goals.
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After-Sun Products
For outdoor types, whether you need to sooth a sunburn or moisturize to keep your glow, our guide to after-sun skin care will help you find the right products.  

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.