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Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy and Dealing with Uncertainties

Under normal lifestyle and dietary conditions, the level of exposure of most women to individual environmental chemicals will probably pose minimal risk to the developing fetus/baby. ... more »
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Is MRSA during Pregnancy a Serious Problem?

A friend of mine is in a difficult situation currently. She is excitedly pregnant with her first child, but her elderly father is in the hospital after a severe heart attack. If that wasn’t difficult enough for her, she also just found this weekend that he has MRSA. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. ... more »
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Disposing of Your Baby’s Mercury Thermometer

You should not be using this thermometer on your own baby, because mercury is extremely dangerous to human health. Your baby will be fine if you’ve used it a few times, but there is a high risk that the glass could break and mercury could spread into your home. ... more »
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Vaccination During Pregnancy Against Influenza (H1N1) is Safe For The Fetus

In this study, exposure to an adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1)  vaccine during pregnancy was not associated with a significantly increased risk of major birth defects, preterm birth, or fetal growth restriction. ... more »
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3 Household Threats You May Not Realize Could Hurt Baby

Do eat healthy whole foods, but make sure you wash them to prevent Listeria infection and other food borne illnesses. ... more »
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Pregnancy Safety in the Car

Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can't drive. Pregnantwomen simply need to follow a few altered rules to accommodate theever-growing belly and protect baby from danger in the case of anaccident. ... more »
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Multi-Drug Treatment Reduces Mother to Infant HIV Transmission Risk

Recent research reveals using multiple drugs after birth greatly reduces the risk of infant HIV infection. ... more »
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Baby Gear and Safety: Choosing a Safe Rattle

Buying a rattle for baby as a gift or for your own infant seems like a harmless and inexpensive choice. Babies place everything in their mouths so rattles are both functional and fun. ... more »
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Bed Rest May Cause More Harm Than Good

Bed rest is commonly used as a treatment for preterm labor. According to a report published in Biological Research for Nursing, bed rest may cause more harm than good to a pregnant woman and the unborn fetus. ... more »
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Clothing and Fetal Safety

Unfortunately, holding onto that pre-pregnancy body is not just not an option which means a new wardrobe will be necessary.  ... more »

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