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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Does eating salt with your food during pregnancy affect your baby?

Does eating salt with your food during pregnancy affect your baby?

No: No not under normal circumstances however salt may make you retain fluid. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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Is sea salt better for u during pregnancy than regular salt. Does it have the same negative result if you consume to much?

Is sea salt better for u during pregnancy than regular salt.  Does it have the same negative result if you consume to much?

Not that I know of: There is no literature that I know of that supports the use of sea salt over regular salt in pregnancy. A quick search of various medical sources didn't find anything that is evidence based in that regard. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I soak in Epsom salt bath during pregnancy to help treat yeast infection?

Can I soak in Epsom salt bath during pregnancy to help treat yeast infection?

Epsom=Jetsam: Quote: " As an ideal means of relieving stress at the end of a hard day, two cups of Epsom salts in a tub of hot water can help to soothe jangled nerves and restore a sense of well being."-- I suspect the Epsom Salts will be doing the same for the yeast. In other words, when you get out of your relaxing bath, use a medication recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
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Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
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Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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There is sodium chloride in my body wash. Is this okay during pregnancy?

There is sodium chloride in my body wash. Is this okay during pregnancy?

Yes: Sodium chloride is salt water. There should be no problem using it on the surface of your body. ...Read more

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