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Reduce labor with exercise!

Healthy and young expectant mothers want to include exercise into the pregnancy process in order to spend their pregnancy healthier. However, expectant mothers should be checked by a gynecologist and obstetrician to determine if there is a health problem that may prevent exercise during pregnancy.
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What should be considered when preparing for pregnancy?

Doctor check You should consult a specialist 3 months before you decide to become pregnant. The doctor may order vaginal smear, cervical culture and some blood tests during the examination. The purpose of the tests is to determine whether you have been infected with vaccine-protected diseases such as Rubella, Hepatitis-B, Toxoplasma and Waterpox.
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My relationship with my newborn is one big contradiction

The newborn struggle is real: You’re exhausted and energized. Miserable and happier than you’ve ever been.In my 35 years on earth I don’t think I’ve experienced a more complex or contradictory relationship than the one I have with my newborn baby. Such a precious, sweet and perfect little human, who can cause so much chaos and confusion by simply being here.
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Is it safe to use anti-diarrhea drugs during pregnancy?

There& 39;s not enough data to completely rule out risk for most drugs in pregnancy (for safety reasons, few studies test drugs in human pregnancies), but I would rate anti-diarrhea drugs as low-risk.In fact, you should use either a kaolin-and-pectin- (Kaopectate) or loperamide- (Imodium) type medication if you& 39;re having bad diarrhea, because otherwise you could become seriously dehydrated and put your baby at risk.
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What's the best way to get out of bed when I'm pregnant?

Getting out of bed becomes more difficult once your belly starts to bulge in your second or third trimester.You can handle it by doing what& 39;s most comfortable and leaves you steady on your feet. One technique is to start on your side, slide your legs to the floor, and use your arms to push yourself into a sitting position.
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Julie Hawksley, R.N., IBCLC

Julie Hawksley is a lactation consultant and a member of the our site Medical Advisory Board. She has worked as a registered nurse on the maternity unit at Kaiser San Francisco since 1999 and became an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in 2008.Hawksley consults with hundreds of patients, addressing a wide range of lactation challenges and infant feeding issues.
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