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Surprise health benefit of getting the flu shot while pregnant

Surprise health benefit of getting the flu shot while pregnant

Nobody wants to get the flu. Especially when you’re pregnant. But despite the safety of the vaccine, only half of pregnant women in the US are getting their flu shots. Well, here’s one more reason those opting to skip the vaccine might want to reconsider their decision: a recent study shows that influenza immunization was associated with a more than 50% reduction in stillbirths. “There are more than 3 million stillborn infants each year worldwide, and in developed countries stillbirth…

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Dealing with the post pregnancy body

Dealing with the post pregnancy body

Many new moms struggle with the many changes to their body in the postpartum period. Among those changes, some have trouble dealing with losing their pregnancy weight again after the birth of baby. It’s important to remember that it takes time to lose that weight and to be gentle with your body in the postpartum period. But it’s important for moms who are looking for information on weight loss to get appropriate information specifically geared to the postpartum period. The…

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Want your baby to grow up to be a great eater?

Want your baby to grow up to be a great eater?

Ever wonder why some kids will only eat grilled cheese and chicken nuggets while others will happily munch specialty foods from all over the world? Studies show that the foods a pregnant and nursing mother eats can broaden a child’s diet down the road. Eating a diverse diet while pregnant and breastfeeding may impact the foods your baby will like once he or she is eating solids. So get those future gastronomes off to a good start and let’s break…

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