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first-trimester-tests-during-pregnancy

Here are some tests you may undergo during the first trimester of your pregnancy: Blood tests: During one of your initial examinations, your doctor or midwifewill identify your blood type and Rh (rhesus) factor, screen for anemia, check for immunity to rubella (German measles), and test for hepatitis B, syphilis, and HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases....

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morning-sickness

More than half of pregnant women have nausea and vomiting, especially during the first trimester. Despite its name, you can have morning sickness any time of day. It doesn't mean your baby is sick, and it doesn't hurt you or your baby. Pregnancy nausea is probably caused by the sudden increase of hormones in your body. It's usually mild and goes away about midway through your pregnancy. Some...

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taking-medicine-during-pregnancy

There may come a time during your pregnancy when you’re feeling under the weather and aren't sure if you can take your regular over-the-counter (OTC) medication. Some medications are safe to take during pregnancy. But others are not, or their effects on your baby may not be known. When you meet with your doctor to confirm you're pregnant, ask what meds are OK to take and what meds...

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sex-during-and-after-pregnancy

Pregnant women and their partners often wonder if it's safe to have sex during pregnancy. Will it result in miscarriage? Will it harm the unborn baby? Are there sex positions to avoid? Here's the information you've been looking for. Is Sex Safe During Pregnancy? Sex is a natural, normal part of pregnancy -- if you're having a normal pregnanc...

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exercise-during-pregnancy

Maintaining a regular exercise routine throughout your pregnancy can help you stay healthy and feel your best. Regular exercise during pregnancy can improve your posture and decrease some common discomforts such as backaches and fatigue. There is evidence that physical activity may prevent gestational diabetes(diabetes that develops during pregnancy), relieve st...

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eating-right-when-pregnant

Good nutrition during pregnancy, and enough of it, is very important for your baby to grow and develop. You should consume about 300 more calories per day than you did before you became pregnant. Although nausea and vomiting during the first few months of pregnancy can make this difficult, try to eat a well-balanced diet and take prenatal vitamins. Here are some recommendations to keep yo...

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the-top-7-pregnancy-myths

When you're pregnant, you're likely to hear a lot of old wives' tales -- some of which can be amusing. You've probably heard this one: Carry high, it's a girl. Carry low, it's a boy. (Sure, it's silly, but our foremothers didn't have ultrasound.) Not all pregnancy myths are entertaining though. Some prompt unnecessary worry while others can pose real health complications for mother...

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first-trimester-of-pregnancy

Having a baby is one of the most joyous times in many women's lives. From anticipating the day you'll bring your little one home, to picking a name and nursery colors, the excitement is palpable. But no matter how well you plan for their arrival, you may not be fully prepared for all of the changes your body will go through now. Knowing what to expect will help you get ready for the months ahe...

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common-pregnancy-pains-and-their-causes

You will be visited with various kinds of discomforts during pregnancy -- some fleeting, some more permanent. Some may occur in the early weeks, while others emerge closer to the time of delivery. Others may appear early and then go away, only to return later. Every woman's pregnancy is unique, so you may not experience all of the changes described in this article. As always, if you...

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how-babies-are-made

Sure, you know the basics about how babies are made – a man and woman have sex and nine months later, a beautiful baby is born. But there's actually a lot more to it than that. Here are all the fascinating biological facts about getting pregnant....

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