Prenatal Testing-Rh Factor

Posted on: March 8, 2021 | birth, Birth Work, Community, Pregnancy, Prenatal

This prenatal appointment brought on nervousness, just as much as it brought Claudia at ease. At 10 weeks pregnant, Claudia was beginning to find her footing with being pregnant. She found that if she kept rice cakes and water by the nightstand, she would have something in her belly before starting her day; and that made the baby happy. If she used her Palmer’s lotion, she wouldn’t gag, but her . . .

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Constipation and Hemorrhoids in Pregnancy

Posted on: March 1, 2021 | Body, Health, Information, Pregnancy

She wasn’t sure if it was something she ate or the baby, but Claudia wasn’t feeling like her usual self. Her digestive system was off, and she was experiencing discomfort anytime she attempted to use the restroom. Constipation was something she had experienced before, but hemorrhoids were a new venture. Examining her diet, Claudia realized that she may need to add more fibers to her diet. She grabbed a pear . . .

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Dental Health During Pregnancy

Posted on: February 22, 2021 | Body, Health

A pink tinge sat on the bristles of the toothbrush she held in front of her. Claudia placed an inquizitive index finger into her mouth landing on her pearly whites. A slight sting of discomfort occurred to the touch.”What is that all about?” Clauida asked out loud. Her last dental check up was pristine, and she wasn’t due for another visit for another 4 months. Claudia was going to learn . . .

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Pregnancy After 35

Posted on: February 15, 2021 | Babies, Body, Information, Pregnancy

Glancing through the calendar, counting the weeks until her due date, Claudia’s gaze fell upon a highlighted celebration. Her birthday! She’ll be 38 when the baby is expected to arrive this side of the earth. “Thirty-eight.” She thought to herself. Claudia was the last of her peer friends having a baby. In fact, the youngest baby in her girlfriend group was enjoying their first year of Kindergarten. “I’ll be 43 . . .

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Nutrition in Pregnancy

Posted on: February 8, 2021 | Body, Feeding, Information, Meals, Prenatal

Nothing sounded tasty. Claudia stood in front of an opened refrigerator door. She wasn’t the best when it came to her eating habits. In fact, a dessert was often an appetizer before dinner. During her prenatal visit, the provider explained the importance of nutrition in pregnancy; and what elements to her diet were essential for healthy fetal growth. Claudia knew she would have to make some conscious food decisions and . . .

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