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Contraindication to Breastfeeding There are conditions that the general public incorrectly believes are incompatible with breastfeeding. Contrary to popular belief, the following are not contraindicated. Mothers with hepatitis, including Hepatitis B surface antigen-positive, Hepatitis C virus antibody, and Hepatitis C virus RNA positive blood can all breastfeed. In mothers who are seropositive with cytomegalovirus (CMV), the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risks of transmission. Some women may have detectable levels of chemical pollutants in their breast milk, but there are no…

Social Pressure & Infant Feeding In our society, the decision for which type of infant feeding is preferable is difficult enough if it occurred in a vacuum. However, when faced with the social pressure to breastfeed or bottle-feed, it becomes overwhelming.…

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Does it matter if I miss a day of my pregnancy vitamins? Prenatal vitamins are important in helping to bridge the gap in any of the nutrients that you may be missing in your diet. However, if you happen to miss a day or two of your prenatal vitamins, you are not going to find that anything is going to happen to you or your baby. There are some women who never take prenatal vitamins when they are pregnant.

High Risk Pregnancy High-risk pregnancy is when a condition puts the mother, baby or both at a higher risk. You are more likely to have a high-risk . pregnancy if you: . Are overweight (especially if it is by more than…

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Sex During Pregnancy While this book can be handy to have with you, it should never replace the advice given by your midwife or doctor. There are so many issues to think about while pregnant and one common question often arises ‘is it safe to have sex while pregnant?’ The answer is yes, if you’ve had a healthy pregnancy. The plug of mucus that seals your cervix, protects your baby from infection and the amniotic sac and strong uterine muscles also…

Pregnancy Trimesters Your baby grows a little every day and your body is designed to keep them safe. During each stage of pregnancy, your body goes through many changes. These changes not only affect you but they have a huge impact…

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Changes During Pregnancy What happens to your body while pregnant? It is obvious that your body is going through changes but emotions also tend to undergo change, due to the influence of hormones. But how exactly does your body change to…

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Embryo and Foetal Development You and your baby’s development will be ongoing for the next nine months but we can break it down a little. Remember your weeks of pregnancy are dated from the first date of your last period, so for the first week or so you are not actually pregnant Week 3: You will release an egg about 2 weeks after your last period. During week 3 the fertilized egg moves along the fallopian tube towards your womb (uterus).…