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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 protection—even in the final weeks of pregnancy. You and your baby are much mo...

September 2014

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Postpartum Depression

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What are the postpartum blues? About 2–3 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 p...

December 2013

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Breastfeeding Your Baby

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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 newborn’s d...

June 2013

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Obesity and Pregnancy

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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 www.nhlbisupport.c...

June 2013

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Postpartum Sterilization

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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 sper...

May 2013

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A Fathers Guide to Pregnancy

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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 3-month periods called trimesters. Pregnancy How long does pregnancy last  What is a “due date”?  What happens during t...

April 2013

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Pregnancy: Having a Baby (Especially for Teens)

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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? W...

February 2013

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Newborn Circumcision

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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? ...

September 2012

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Getting in Shape After Your Baby Is Born

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What are the benefits of exercising after having a baby? Daily exercise can help restore muscle strength and firm up your body. Exercise can make you less tired because it raises your energy level and improves your sense of well-being. During pregnancy, the muscles in your abdomen stretch. It t...

May 2011

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