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Breastfeeding at 3 Months

Your baby undergoes a lot of developmental changes during the first three months after birth. It’s a pure joy and pleasure to watch your baby growing every day. By this age, your baby becomes more aware of its surrounding and starts to have a routine of sleeping and breastfeeding. The breastfeeding …

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7th Month of Pregnancy Diet

When you are 7th month pregnant, you know you have traveled through a long road and you are almost there. You are in your third trimester between 28 and 31 weeks of pregnancy and this is the time when you have to be extra careful about your diet to ensure your …

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31 Weeks Pregnant, Head Down Position

When you reach the 31st week, you have completed the first month in your last trimester. Once you pass the 30th week, the odds that your baby will survive without long-term problems keep increasing considerably with each passing week. Now your baby is continuing to develop. All you have to …

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Signs of Fetal Distress

Fetal distress can mean many things, but it usually means an unborn baby is unable to get enough oxygen. This may happen due to a problem with umbilical cord or placenta. A problem with the baby or a maternal lack of oxygen may also lead to fetal distress. Any problem …

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Can I Breastfeed If I Have a Fever?

The moment your baby is delivered, your body begins producing the perfect mix of antibodies and nutrients in your breast milk for your child. However, what about when you’re ill? Should you keep breastfeeding if you have a fever? Are there any other things that you should watch out for when breastfeeding? Can …

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Pyelonephritis in Pregnancy

Pyelonephritis refers to a condition in which the uppermost section of your urinary tract becomes infected. It usually affects women with asymptomatic urinary tract, but studies have found a risk ratio of 14 to 1,000, which implies that every 14 in 1,000 pregnant women are diagnosed with acute pyelonephritis. Research …

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Loose Motion in Pregnancy

Loose motion is marked by unusually loose and frequent bowel movements. They may even appear watery and happen with cramps. Under normal circumstances, having loose bowels isn’t a problem, but loose motion during pregnancy can make you panic and uncomfortable. If you experience this three or more times in one …

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Cocaine Use During Pregnancy

Cocaine use during pregnancy is absolutely contraindicated. The use of all illegal drugs like cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine is associated with severe risk to the baby and the expecting mother. The best thing to do if you are thinking to get pregnant, or are pregnant, is to quit them as soon …

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