Pregnant woman getting the flu shot, or a shot, from the doctor

Should I Get The Flu Shot While Pregnant?

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When you are preparing to be a new mother, the list of things-to-do and not-to-do seems to be endless. It can be overwhelming to try to keep track. And when flu season arrives, you may be wondering if the flu shot is on the to-do or not-to-do list. The simple answer is that, yes, you can and should get the …

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Preconception Health: Getting Ready for Pregnancy

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The stage before a woman becomes pregnant is known as preconception, and if she is hoping to become pregnant, then staying healthy is very important during this stage. Preconception health includes understanding risk factors that could affect you and your baby if you become pregnant. It also includes learning how certain health conditions you may have can affect pregnancy and …

Why Exercise During Pregnancy?

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For many years and in many cultures (some still to this day), physical activity was discouraged while a woman was pregnant. There were fears propagating that women could harm themselves and the baby if they were to exert themselves in any way. Well, the truth has made its way throughout the world as medicine has advanced, health discoveries have been …

Smoking during pregnancy

How Smoking Affects Pregnancy and Fertility

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It’s well known now that smoking is unhealthy for anyone and everyone, but the magnitude to which it affects a mother and child before and during pregnancy is more severe than many realize. Babies born to mothers who smoke can be born prematurely, have birth defects, and even die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Furthermore, smoking isn’t the end …