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  • The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins

    SEP 12, 2022

    It's important to remember that vitamins and supplements cannot take the place of a healthy diet. For example, pregnant women should eat multiple servings of fresh green vegetables and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Higher doses of certain vitamins might be important for you, depending on your own personal health and health history. Talking with your doctor can help you determine any other specific vitamins and supplements that you might need based on your situation.

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  • How to Know When a Child Injury Requires Medical Attention

    SEP 11, 2022

    Scrapes, bumps, and bruises from outdoor play are a child's rite of passage, but sometimes a fall or a tumble results in a more serious injury. For many parents, the problem is to know when a twisted ankle is just a minor sprain or something worse — a serious child injury requiring a trip to the emergency room.

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  • 7 Common Postpartum Conditions New Mothers Should Know About

    SEP 10, 2022

    Your life will certainly change after you give birth to your first child - there are many enjoyable emotional and lifestyle changes to look forward to. However, there are also a number of physical changes you may experience after your baby is born.

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  • Preventing a Fall During Pregnancy: Strength and Balance Exercises

    SEP 08, 2022

    You can reduce your risk of falling during pregnancy by conditioning your body to adjust to changes in your balance through some simple exercises.

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  • Bringing a Newborn Home: A New Parent Checklist

    SEP 07, 2022

    It doesn't matter how much you prepare during pregnancy — once your little bundle of joy has arrived, you'll probably still end up feeling totally overwhelmed. Welcome to parenthood! Having a baby is a life-changing experience, but it can be difficult to anticipate exactly how your life will change until you actually bring your newborn home. Here's a checklist to help you prepare for your new arrival.

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  • What to Expect With Your Newborn: Feeding

    SEP 06, 2022

    Congratulations — you have a new baby! Now, just how and when are you going to feed this small person? There's a lot to learn about safe and effective feeding for your newborn. Here's some important information to know about newborn feeding.

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