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A Partner's Guide to Pregnancy

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Why is it important to be supportive during your partners pregnancy Women who have an involved and supportive partner during pregnancy are more likely to give up harmful behaviors such as smoking and lead healthier lives Babies may be born healthier as well with lower rates of preterm birth and gr...

May 2016

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Exercise During Pregnancy

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Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy If you are healthy and your pregnancy is normal it is safe to continue or start most types of exercise but you may need to make a few changes Physical activity does not increase your risk of miscarriage low birth weight or early delivery However it is import...

May 2016

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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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Car Safety for Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children

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Why is it important to wear a seat belt when I travel during pregnancy Although the baby is protected inside your body you should wear a lap and shoulder belt every time you travel while you are pregnant for the best protectioneven in the final weeks of pregnancy You and your baby are much more li...

March 2016

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Travel During Pregnancy

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When is the best time to travel during pregnancy The best time to travel is probably the middle of your pregnancybetween weeks 14 and 28 Most common pregnancy emergencies usually happen in the first and third trimesters After 28 weeks it may be harder for you to move around or sit for a long time ...

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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Routine Tests During Pregnancy

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Why are tests done during pregnancy A number of lab tests are suggested for all women as part of routine prenatal care These tests can help find conditions that can increase the risk of complications for you and your fetus Pregnancy Why are tests done during pregnancynbsp What tests are done early...

January 2016

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Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy

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How common is nausea and vomiting of pregnancy Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is a very common condition Although nausea and vomiting of pregnancy often is called morning sickness it can occur at any time of the day Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy usually is not harmful to the developing baby b...

December 2015

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Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects

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What are prenatal diagnostic tests Prenatal diagnostic tests are tests that can detect certain disorders before a baby is born Pregnancy What are prenatal diagnostic testsnbsp How are prenatal diagnostic tests different from screening testsnbsp What is a birth defectnbsp What is a genetic disorder...

September 2015

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Cell-free DNA Prenatal Screening Test (Infographic)

PFSI008 How the Test Is Done CELLFREE DNA PRENATAL SCREENING TEST What is it The cellfree DNA prenatal screening test also called cfDNA test screens for certain conditions caused by an abnormal number of chromosomes It does not test for all types of chromosomal disorders Screening tests are used t...

September 2015

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