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Alcohol during Pregnancy: Not As Bad As Assumed?

Wine, drinking, and alcohol have always been associated with a variety of negative effects, particularly on pregnant women and the foetuses they carry.…

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An Overview of Three Trimesters during Pregnancy

The foremost objective throughout the pregnancy should be to stay robust and healthy for the growth and development of the baby and the mother. The pregnancy period (Latin word meaning three months) is divided into three divisions of three months each, the first, second, and third trimesters covering 40 weeks of gestation period. The first trimester is the term of pregnancy from conception to 12 weeks that is invariably marked by nausea, increased fatigue, and vomiting and high emotional compassion due to hormonal changes. For the baby, which is called an embryo at this stage, the heart lungs and brain begin to develop and the heart will beat by the 25th day. During the second month, the embryo now called the foetus develops limbs, stomach liver, brain, spine and the central nervous system. By the end of first trimester i.e. during the 3rd month of pregnancy the baby is about 3in length and baby's sex is determined. Facial features are well developed and the baby…

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Antibiotics During Pregnancy

Women take antibiotics for a number of ailments and reasons, but one has to keep in mind that one must consult a doctor, gynecologist or obstetrician before taking antibiotics during pregnancy and childbirth. Often, even the dentist consults a gynecologist before prescribing an antibiotic to his pregnant patient. He has to be sure that the antibiotics being prescribed by him prescribing are safe antibiotics or not during this time. There are several categories of antibiotics depending on their role and effect in the body of the pregnant women. Antibiotic Category A Very few antibiotics fall under this category and this category A signifies that there is no harm that will befall a pregnant woman if she takes these antibiotics. She can take this drug during her first trimester till delivery and it is the safest of all antibiotics. Antibiotic Category B The majority of all antibiotics come under this category. There is no proven research to show that this category is harmful to expectant mothers…

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Acne and Skin Changes in Pregnancy

With changing hormones during pregnancy your complexion may act up. If you have had clear skin all along, pimples, acne, etc. seems like unwanted guests. On the other hand, acne, pimples, etc. prior to your pregnancy, your skin might just clear up. Irrespective of the situation, you can start by keeping your skin clean and moisturized. And if pimples, acne, start to appear, do not pick, squeeze, scratch or pop them. You make things worse for your skin by risking scars. Speak with your doctor if acne becomes worse. Acne prevention pointers - Wash your face twice a day with mild cleanser. Exfoliate but do not scrub your skin. - Exercise to reduces stress, increases blood circulation and oxygen penetration to your skin - Do not squeeze, pop, scratch or pick at your pimples, as this can make the infection spread. - Drink adequate amount of water each day to help detoxify the body from the inside out. - Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables…

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Are Air Fresheners Safe to use during Pregnancy

According to the American Pregnancy Association, there are over 6 million pregnancies in the United States each year. Recent information regarding toxic chemicals in many personal care items has the EPA warning expectant mothers to avoid certain toxins during their pregnancy. Types of Air Freshener Aerosol spray cans may contain VOCs, which are elements used to help fragrances enter and remain in the air. VOCs can cause health problems and, according to the EPA, it is important to ensure proper ventilation exists when spraying aerosol cans indoors. Non-Aerosol sprays will "spritz" the air and do not contain any VOCs. The formulas inside these containers are either a synthetic compound or one using essential oils. Solid air fresheners emit a fragrance within a certain radius over time. The EPA states solid air fresheners, if eaten, usually cause death in both humans and rats. Diffusers use a concentrated form of oil, which is either a chemical mixture or that of essential oils. Reed diffusers use stick-like wands,…

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Choosing Safe Acne Treatment While Pregnant

There are many women who end up dealing with acne during their pregnancy. This often occurs because the hormone levels become elevated and this can cause problems with acne. Since everything in a woman's body can possibly be absorbed by the baby, it is very important that you are careful with the treatment options you use while you are pregnant. In fact, many doctors recommend that you don't use most of the acne medications out there while you are pregnant. More than likely you'll develop acne during your first trimester, although sometimes acne can plague you all the way until the birth of your baby. If you are thinking about using an over the counter medication to treat your acne, you should make sure to talk with your obstetrician. One common ingredient in acne treatments is salicylic acid, and it can do quite a bit of harm to an unborn baby. However, usually it is safe to use benzoyl peroxide, although you should still consult…

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A Teen Pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy is a social issue that requires your understanding and support for the individuals involved in it. Once a teenager got pregnant,…

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A Shot for Pregnancy Prevention

Some people may feel embarrassed and find it inconvenient to go to the pharmacy to purchase birth control products. But there is another birth control method that will not require anyone to stand in line for a long time at the local pharmacy. It will also free a person from the usual embarrassment of buying what is considered as a “private” product. The Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate injectable suspension, USP) Contraceptive Injection lasts for 13 weeks, and is highly effective at preventing pregnancy with a failure rate of less than 1%. There are no daily pills to remember, no IUD strings to check, diaphragms or cervical caps to worry about inserting into the proper position --- all you have to do to achieve effective contraception. Depo-Provera stops the ovaries from releasing eggs. It causes the cervical mucus to thicken and changes the uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to enter or survive in the uterus. These changes prevent fertilization. Depo Provera is a very private…

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A Pregnancy Diet Plan for a Healthy Pregnancy

Diet plans for pregnant women are important in order for them to ensure the health of their unborn babies. And a healthy pregnancy…

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Abdominal Cramps during Early Pregnancy

It is not uncommon to have abdominal cramps during early pregnancy. Many women become frightened and fear that they may be having a miscarriage. This is normally not the reason for abdominal cramps during early pregnancy. The embryo is embedding itself in the lining of the uterus. This is what makes you feel cramps similar to those felt when you’re having your period. The cramps may last for several days and you may suffer the way you did when having a period on a normal basis. Please do not be afraid of those cramps as they are a normal part of the pregnancy. Abdominal cramps during early pregnancy are a normal happening that all women experience. A more serious problem is when you are suffering lower abdominal pain. Then it is best that you consult your physician. It is not uncommon for many women to suffer the lower cramps which are referred to as sporadic abdominal discomfort. These sporadic abdominal cramps are similar to those…

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