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There are several things you should avoid while you are pregnant. Take notice to follow this list of warnings from Joy of Life®. Talk to your doctor if you need help.

Avoid Smoke

Smoking raises your risk for miscarriage, preterm birth, low birth weight, and other health problems.

Stop Eating Raw Meat

Do not clean your cat’s litter box or eat raw or undercooked red meat. You could get toxoplasmosis, a disease that can cause birth defects.

Do Not Drink Alcohol

Drinking alcohol is the major cause of preventable birth defects, including fetal alcohol disorder.

Avoid Drugs

Cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and other drugs increase your risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, and birth defects. Your baby could be born addicted to the drug you’ve been abusing. This is called neonatal abstinence syndrome. It can cause severe health problems for your baby.

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Joy of Life is a compassionate surrogacy agency committed to creating life, fostering joy and nurturing dreams. We are experts in our field, with team members boasting extensive experience in the clinical, psychological and legal aspects of surrogacy. But more than that, we are a family — a community bound by the shared purpose of helping others realize the joy of parenthood.

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