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Exercise After Pregnancy


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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Having a Baby (Especially for Teens)


What is prenatal care Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant It includes medical care education and counseling The earlier you get prenatal care the better your chances are for a healthy pregnancy and baby Especially For Teens What is prenatal care What may happen at my fi...

April 2015

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These Tests Could Save Your Baby's Life: Newborn Screening Tests


Why does my baby need newborn screening tests Although most babies are healthy when they are born every US state requires that newborn screening tests be performed on all babies to identify those that may look healthy but have a rare and serious health problem If problems are found early treatment...

December 2014

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Car Safety for Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children


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...

September 2014

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Postpartum Depression


What are the postpartum blues About 23 days after childbirth some women begin to feel depressed anxious and upset They may feel angry with the new baby their partners or their other children Labor Delivery and Postpartum Care What are the postpartum blues How long do the postpartum blues usually l...

December 2013

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Breastfeeding Your Baby


How does breastfeeding benefit my baby Breastfeeding benefits your baby in the following ways Breast milk provides the perfect mix of vitamins protein and fat that your baby needs to grow The colostrum that your breasts make during the first few days after childbirth helps your newborns digestive ...

June 2013

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Obesity and Pregnancy


What is the body mass index The body mass index BMI is a number calculated from height and weight that is used to determine whether a person is underweight normal weight overweight or obese You can find out your BMI by using an online BMI calculator on a web site such as wwwnhlbisupportcombmi Preg...

June 2013

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Postpartum Sterilization


What is sterilization Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control Sterilization for women is called tubal sterilization In tubal sterilization the fallopian tubes are closed off Tubal sterilization prevents the egg from moving down the fallopian tube to the uterus and keeps the sperm from...

May 2013

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A Fathers Guide to Pregnancy


How long does pregnancy last Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks which is equal to 9 months The 9 months of pregnancy are divided into three 3month periods called trimesters Pregnancy How long does pregnancy lastnbsp What is a ldquodue daterdquonbsp What happens during the first trimesternbsp What happ...

April 2013

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Newborn Circumcision


What is circumcision Circumcision is the surgical removal of the layer of skin called the foreskin that covers the glans head of the penis Labor Delivery and Postpartum Care What is circumcision When is circumcision performed Is circumcision a required procedure Is circumcision a common practice W...

September 2012

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