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Health Articles Pregnancy: body changes
This article touches on some of the common bodily changes that women experience during pregnancy. Don't, however, hesitate to ask your doctor for more information, because every pregnancy is unique. Appetite: Pregnancy is a time when womens' appetites increase.
Health Articles Pre-pregnancy visit: overview
Your doctor will need to review your medical history, perform a full physical examination, as well as other tests. Here's what you can ...
Health Articles Getting the folic acid you need
We can't do without folic acid, a form of vitamin B. Folic acid, sometimes called folate or folicin, provides a range of health benefits for children and adults. And pregnant women who take a folic acid supplement can significantly reduce the risk that their babies will be born with defects to the spine, skull, and ...
Health Articles Avoiding Foodborne Illness in Pregnancy
One of the best things you can do for your baby, even before he's born, is to eat a nutritious diet. Eating a well-balanced diet including a wide variety of foods will ensure that both you and your baby get the nutrients you need.
Health Articles Epilepsy & pregnancy
What happens if I have epilepsy and become pregnant? In perspective, about one woman in 200 has epilepsy. Given that a little less than half of those women are of child-bearing age, in a city of a million people we can expect there to be more than 1,000 women with epilepsy who at some point might plan to get ...
Health Articles Tips to minimize morning sickness
Is your bun in the oven making you queasy? You'll be relieved to hear that there are a variety of tips and tricks you can try to minimize pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting without medication.
Health Articles Pregnancy: how to prepare
Having a child is one of the most exciting, and stressful, experiences in life. A bit of knowledge and preparation can increase the likelihood of a healthy baby, and can give would-be parents some peace of ...
Health Articles Genital herpes and pregnancy
If you have herpes should you give up your plans to have children? No. Since herpes is spread from active skin infection and not from latent infection, a newborn baby can be infected with herpes only if he or she is born while the virus is ...
Health Articles So you want to kick butt?
If you've tried quitting smoking before, your odds of success go up every time, so plan to succeed. But before you begin let's review a few proven ways to butt out for good.
Health Articles 10 steps to a healthy pregnancy
1. Go see a doctor Immediately after you find out that you are pregnant, or if you think you may be pregnant, you should make a doctor's appointment. If you have or have not taken a home pregnancy test, you should get a pregnancy test done at a doctor's office, because it will provide the most accurate results.
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