Archive for December, 2010

What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 21, 2010 No Comments

Yet another checkup, and by this time you probably know the drill. This month, you can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice: Weight and blood pressure Urine, for sugar and protein Fetal heartbeat Size and shape of uterus, […]

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Food Safety

Dec 20, 2010 No Comments

Avoid putting yourself at risk during pregnancy by taking the following precautions with food. Wash all fruit, vegetables, and salads, including any pre-packed salads, thoroughly. Don’t eat raw or undercooked meat. Eggs must be well cooked and all dairy products should be pasteurized. Avoid eating any soft, imported cheeses such as Brie and Camembert, blue-vein […]

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Health And Safety During Pregnancy

Dec 20, 2010 No Comments

You may hear about risks during pregnancy. Some are valid, others are based on misinformation. If you work with dangerous substances such as chemicals or in a job which requires you to do heavy lifting, you could be risking your health and the health of your child. Your employer must offer you an alternative job […]

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Relaxation And Massage During Pregnancy

Dec 20, 2010 No Comments

It is important to be able to relax, both mentally and physically, during pregnancy because this will help you to rest. Knowing how to make your body relax during labour will allow you to work with the contractions rather than against them. Physical Relaxation Start by getting comfortable and make sure that every part of […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 19, 2010 No Comments

This month, you can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice: Weight and blood pressure Urine, for sugar and protein Fetal heartbeat Size of uterus, by external palpation (feeling from the outside), to see how it correlates to due […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 19, 2010 No Comments

This month, you can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice: Weight and blood pressure Urine, for sugar and protein Fetal heartbeat Size of uterus, by external palpation (feeling from the outside) Height of fundus (the top of the […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 19, 2010 No Comments

If this is your second exam, you’ll find it will be a much shorter visit. You can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice. Weight and blood pressure Urine, for sugar and protein Hands and feet for swelling, and […]

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What You May Be Feeling

Dec 18, 2010 No Comments

You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only a few of them. Some may have continued from last month, others may be new. Still others may be hardly noticed because you’ve become so used to them and/or because you are eclipsed by new and more exciting signs indicating that labor may […]

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What You May Be Feeling

Dec 18, 2010 No Comments

As always, remember that every pregnancy and every woman is different. You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only a few of them. Some may have continued from last month, others may be new. Still others may be hardly noticed because you’ve become so used to them. You may also have […]

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What You May Be Feeling

Dec 18, 2010 No Comments

As always, remember that every pregnancy and every woman is different. You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only a few of them. Some may have continued from last month, others may be new. Still others may be hardly noticed because you’ve become so used to them. You may also have […]

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What You May Be Feeling

Dec 18, 2010 No Comments

As always, remember that every pregnancy and every woman is different. You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only a few of them. Some may have continued from last month, others may be new. Still others may be hardly noticed because you’ve become so used to them. You may also have […]

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