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Obesity and Pregnancy

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Being overweight is defined as having a body mass index BMI of 25299 Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or greater Within the general category of obesity there are three levels that reflect the increasing health risks that go along with increasing BMI Lowest risk is a BMI of 30349 Medium ris...

April 2016

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Breastfeeding Your Baby

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How long should I breastfeed my baby Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of a babys life Breastfeeding should continue up to the babys first birthday as new foods are introduced You can keep breastfeeding after the babys first birthday for as long as you and your baby wou...

March 2016

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Heart Health for Women

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What is cardiovascular disease CVD Cardiovascular disease CVD is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States CVD is a general term for diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels Many are caused by the buildup of a waxy substance called plaque in the arteries Plaque ...

March 2016

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Weight Control: Eating Right and Keeping Fit

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What is the body mass index The body mass index BMI is a tool that often is used to measure body fat It is based on height and weight To find out your BMI you can use the online calculator at wwwnhlbinihgovhealtheducationallosewtBMIbmicalchtm nbsp Womens Health What is the body mass index What BMI...

February 2016

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Diabetes and Women

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What is diabetes Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not make enough insulin or does not use it as it should Insulin is a hormone that helps balance the amount of glucose in your blood Normally your body changes most of the food you eat into glucose Glucose is then carried to the bodys ce...

February 2016

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Back Pain During Pregnancy

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What causes back pain during pregnancy The following changes during pregnancy can lead to back pain Strain on your back muscles Abdominal muscle weakness Pregnancy hormones Pregnancy What causes back pain during pregnancy How do my back muscles become strained during pregnancy How can weakened abd...

January 2016

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Annual Well-Woman Exam Infographic

Birth Control Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you Some examples include the birth control pill intrauterine device IUD patch condom or implant Cancer Screening Learn more about breast cancer colon cancer or other types of cancer Vaccinations Get vaccinations against the flu...

December 2015

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Exercise After Pregnancy

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What are some of the benefits of exercise for postpartum women Exercise has the following benefits for postpartum women It helps strengthen and tone abdominal muscles It boosts energy It may be useful in preventing postpartum depression It promotes better sleep It relieves stress Labor Delivery an...

June 2015

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Nutrition During Pregnancy

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How can I plan healthy meals during pregnancy Planning healthy meals during pregnancy is not hard The United States Department of Agriculture has made it easier by creating wwwchoosemyplategov This web site helps everyone from dieters and children to pregnant women learn how to make healthy food c...

April 2015

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21 Reasons to See a Gynecologist Before Age 21 (Infographic)

Pregnancy Periods Sexuality and Relationships 10 Have safe and healthy relationships with a boyfriend or girlfriend 11 Know when a relationship is threatening or harmful 12 Talk about lesbian gay bisexual and transgender LGBT topics 13 Think things through before you have sex for the first time 14...

March 2015

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