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What are the things to avoid during pregnancy besides sex?

What are the things to avoid during pregnancy besides sex?

Alcohol, tobacco, &: Fish with high mercury levels such as swordfish, tuna, tilefish, mackerel, bluefish, shark, grouper in fact those highup on food chain who have eaten other fish and retained their mercury.( shrimp, scallops, clams + salmon are safe) xs liver consuption may be bad from vitamin a toxicity as well as xs tofu (fine in moderate amounts) may have a slight feminizing effect on baby boys' genitalia. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy..?

How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy..?

Difficult: Keeping the skin well hydrated helps but is not a guarantee. It is very random who will get stretch marks. Most women will get stretch marks. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to avoid the risk of hemorroids during pregnancy?

What are the best ways to avoid the risk of hemorroids during pregnancy?

Dietary means: Increasing the amount of fiber in diet to levels greater than 25-30 gms daily, hydration, exercise, addition of stool softener daily, avoidance of marked straining during defecation, avoidance of reading while on the potty to decrease the time in that position. Going immediately to the potty with the urge, and not trying to hold it. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, are there any herbal teas I should avoid during my pregnancy?

I'm pregnant, are there any herbal teas I should avoid during my pregnancy?

Careful: There are probably at least a dozen. The one i can name off the top of my head is raspberry leaf tea.. Be very cautious about this. Medications are derived from plants so herbal teas can have impact. Research each herbal tea on a reliable botanical website. ...Read more

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Should i avoid red meat during pregnancy?

Should i avoid red meat during pregnancy?

Choose organic only: I believe factory-farmed meat is one of the least healthy foods we can eat ; advise people to avoid it at all times, esp. When pregnant, but organic grass-fed meat in animals not given hormones or antibiotics is actually quite healthy and you can have as much as you wish. See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e for more about why this is wise. ...Read more

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What should I avoid during 1st trimester of pregnancy?

What should I avoid during 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Certain medications: The first trimester of pregancy is a critical stage for organ development. You must be cautious when taking medications, whether prescribed or over-the-counter meds. You can quickly google the safety of meds and must be at least a category a or b. Consult your OB when uncertain. ...Read more

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How can I avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy?

How can I avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy?

Excessive wieght gai: Exercise and eat right. Eat a lot of high protein foods and eat smaller servings but eat more frequently if you need to..The key is be active and you will crave less food.. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more