Tuesday, May 16, 2006
You Are The Lucky Ones. You Are Going To Serve God And Country. I Pronounce You Handmaids.
Gilead, here we come.
New federal guidelines ask all females capable of conceiving a baby to treat themselves -- and to be treated by the health care system -- as pre-pregnant, regardless of whether they plan to get pregnant anytime soon.
Among other things, this means all women between first menstrual period and menopause should take folic acid supplements, refrain from smoking, maintain a healthy weight and keep chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes under control.