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How do I know if I am ready to get pregnant? Thinking about if you are ready or not is a big step. When you areproperly prepared, then you will be less stressed about what could orcould not happen. Before you get pregnant, it is best that you got toyour OB/GYN and get a checkup as well as ask any questions that youmay have about childbirth and being pregnant. During this checkup,your doctor will switch you off any medications that you…

Formula feeding is also a healthy option for babies and a viable alternative to breast milk. Infant formula has been scientifically tested and manufactured to have a healthy nutrient profile. If you prepare the infant formula correctly, it will minimize the…

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Breast milk is the superior food for your new baby. If you choose not to breastfeed, need to supplement your nursing sessions, or are unable to make milk, donor milk may be a good option. It is typically available from a…

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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…