Archive for Pregnancy Health

How Safe Is Ultrasound?


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A recent study by Yale University showed that ultrasound tests on pregnant mice can displace fetal brain tissue. Many media reports are quick to jump on the scarewagon saying that ultrasounds may be harmful to your baby - let’s look at the truth:

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The Decision To Get Amniocentesis


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Pregnancy can be a time of ups and downs for many expectant mothers. While it’s great that parents have a lot of medical screening choices, sometimes making those choices can produce a lot of anxiety. Amnio is a test with some risks, and careful thought and conversation with your doctor can help you make the choice that’s right for your family.

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Avoiding Listeriosis - A Serious Infection That Can Affect Your Baby


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According to the Center for Disease Control - Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. It has recently been recognized as an important public health problem in the United States. The disease affects primarily pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. It can be avoided by following a few simple recommendations.

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The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins


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One of the most important things you can do if you are thinking about becoming pregnant is start taking a prenatal vitamin with at least 400mg of folic acid. Folic acid is an essential nutrient that can help prevent birth defects in newborns. If you start taking a prenatal supplement before you even try to become pregnant, you will have the best chance of ensuring a happy and healthy journey once you become pregnant.
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5 Heart Healthy Exercises You Can Do During Pregnancy


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Pregnancy is a time of celebration, love, and unwanted but necessary weight gain. However, being pregnant doesn�t mean that your health and figure has to suffer permanent damage. You can gain weight in a healthy fashion while doing some very easy and safe heart healthy pregnancy exercise routines.

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