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Pregnancy Calendar

| Pregnancy

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Our week by week pregnancy calendar guide: If you are planning a family, are pregnant now, or have a young family then you have come to the right place, for advice and guidance. We also offer information on the forty weeks of pregnancy and the labor process. We have articles on infants and newborns. We…
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Folic Acid

| Pregnancy

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Folic acid, which is also refered to as vitamin B9 or folate, is one of the few nutrients known to prevent neural tube birth defects which affect the spinal cord and brain such as spina bifida. Women who take the recommended daily dose of folic acid, 400 mcg, starting one month before they conceive and…
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Establishing Paternity

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It is important for you to establish paternity. By doing so you show your child that you love and care for him and are proud to be his parent. There are many benefits to establishing paternity. Being a parent is the responsibility of both the father and the mother. Establishing paternity usually encourages the involvement…
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Due Date Calculator

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For your pregnancy, our calculator is based on regular 28 day menstrual cycles. An average pregnancy is 280 days from the last menstrual cycle. Obstetricians allow two weeks on either side of the estimated due date and consider a baby on time. Enter the mother’s pregnancy information into this calculator and Pregnancy Calendar will provide…
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New Moms and Newborns

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Congratulations on the birth of your new baby. You can finally let out a relaxing exhale since labor and delivery are finally over. Now you will find a new infant in the house, which will mean many changes. Many parents take weeks before they feel comfortable with their infants. Infants are so tiny and fragile.…
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Poor Pre-Natal Diagnosis

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Every year in the United States, approximately 133,000 pregnant mothers will undergo routine pre-natal tests and receive what is called poor pre-natal diagnosis, or PPD. This means that their infant is afflicted with a chromosomal abnormality or a serious defect in a vital organ. With the increase in genetic testing and fertility treatments there are…
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Stages of Labor

| Pregnancy

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Labor is broken down into three different stages. These three stages are Early, Active and Transition. Each of these three stages have their own phases and different feelings that you will be having, but you must keep in mind that each person and each pregnancy is different with different pains and different bodily movements. Stage…
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Nutrition for an Expectant Mom

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When you are expecting a little one there are some foods that you should highlight more now than ever. You need to also watch your water intake. It is very important that you eat right because you are now eating for you and your baby. Below are some examples of what to eat: Milk/Diary: 2…
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Risk Factors

There are many things a pregnant woman should stay away from. Some things are pretty obvious, while others may not be. Make sure you stay away from caffeine. It may be very hard to give up, but it’s very important to cut back your daily intake while you’re pregnant. Definitely make sure you stay away…
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Pregnancy Symptoms

| Pregnancy

1. Missed period or less bleeding than normal 2. Backaches 3. Constipation 4. Darkening of areola (breast nipple) 5. Excessive salivation 6. Exhaustion or feeling sleepy 7. Food cravings 8. Frequent urination 9. Headaches 10. Increased sense of smell 11. Lower abdominal cramps 12. Nausea and vomiting 13. Tender or swollen breasts