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Pregnancy Health Care

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Avoid
What to avoid during pregnancy
Most pregnant women are understandably keen to avoid anything which could potentially harm them or their baby.
Cats
It s not technically cats that you need to be worried during pregnancy it s more to do with their kitty litter.
Hot Baths
One of the best things you can do for yourself during pregnancy is to find ways to relax and unwind.
Diet
Pregnancy Diet
Even if you've never given much thought to your diet before, becoming pregnant is likely to bring about some changes.
What To Eat
You know it s important to eat well during pregnancy, but exactly what constitutes good food? Which foods will help your pregnant body to function well and support your baby to grow to its potential? It s easy to become confused when there is so much information around, particularly when a lot of it is conflicting.
Eating Plan
Pregnant women benefit from eating healthy foods most of the time and still enjoy the occasional treat.
Physical Changes
Body changes in Pregnancy
It is important to remember that every woman is an individual and will respond in her own unique way to pregnancy.
Breast
Pregnancy is a time of transition for breasts.
Breast lumps
The crucial thing is to talk to your doctor if you find any lumps you are unsure about.
Emotional Changes
Emotional Changes
Pregnancy marks the official beginning of many adjustments both physical and emotional, so it is important to be mindful of the impact of these changes to your emotional and mental health.
Depression
Depression can be a sensitive topic.
Stress
Your life is already busy without the added responsibilities of being pregnant.
Pregnancy Wellbeing
Antenatal Care
To check the mothers
Exercise
Pregnancy used to be seen as a time when women needed to stop their exercise regimes.
Massage
Massage during pregnancy has gained a lot in popularity in recent years.
Complications
ABO incompatibility
ABO is an immune response which occurs when babies have a different blood type to their mother and are then affected by the antibodies she has produced.
Anaemia
Anaemia can develop at anytime during the average lifespan, though it is more common during pregnancy.
Bleeding
Bleeding during pregnancy can be common. As many as 20% of women will have some sort of bleeding, especially during early pregnancy.
Miscarriage
Types of Miscarriage
A miscarriage is the loss a baby before 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Causes
It is thought that around 50% of all miscarriages are due to a chromosomal problem occurring within the embryo.
Symptoms
Sadly, every pregnancy carries a risk of miscarriage.

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