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Maternity care refers to the services given to a pregnant mother from the time she becomes pregnant up until she gives birth. It is a preparation stage for motherhood. While motherhood itself is maternity as well, most people mainly use the term to refer to the period when a woman is expecting. The body of a pregnant woman goes through an enormous transformation that needs to be handled carefully. Changes like breast and belly enlargement, weight gain, morning sickness, and even food cravings all occur during the maternity period. Therefore, mothers should maintain a regular balanced diet, drink enough water, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep and rest. During the maternity period, pregnant women often wear maternity clothes in order to remain comfortable as the belly grows, attend maternity classes to prepare for motherhood, and eventually take maternity leave from work. Most women also shop for baby clothes and prepare the baby’s room to get ready for their babies.

Is It Useful to Take Prenatal Antibiotics for Group B Strep? Prenatal Antibiotic Treatment Does Not Decrease Group B Streptococcus Colonization at Delivery

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Prenatal Antibiotics for Group B Strep

Neonatal sepsis is mainly caused by group B streptococci, which reach the child during delivery because the mother carries the bacteria in her vaginal or anal mucosa.   If the mother is an asymptomatic carrier of streptococcus, one strategy to prevent the bacteria’s passage from the mother to the child is to administer antibiotics four…

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The Truth about Teen Pregnancy and Parenting

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What is True about Teen Pregnancy and Parenting?

Teen pregnancy is a serious social problem worldwide. Statistics by World Bank reveal that 7.3 million girls become pregnant before the age of eighteen and 2.5 million girls give birth before the age of fifteen. Also, pregnancy and childbirth complications are the second highest cause of death in girls between the ages of fifteen and…

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Does Supplemental Iron Intake during Pregnancy Lead to Gestational Diabetes? Supplemental Iron Intake and the Risk of Glucose Intolerance in Pregnancy: Re-analysis of a Randomised Controlled Trial in Finland

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Supplemental Iron Intake During Pregnancy Lead to Gestational Diabetes

Iron supplements are often taken during pregnancy. However, some observational studies suggest that high iron intake may lead to gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes (GD), or glucose intolerance during pregnancy, increases the risk of macrosomia (abnormally big baby), type 2 diabetes in both the mother and the child, and metabolic syndrome in the child. It was…

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Simple Ways to Prevent Pelvic Floor Disorders Effects of Walking Speeds and Carrying Techniques on the Intra-abdominal Pressure in Women

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Effects of walking speeds and carrying techniques in Pregnant women

About 25 percent of women in the United States suffer from pelvic floor disorders (PFD), which include pelvic organ prolapse (POP), urinary incontinence (UI), and fecal incontinence (FI). Pelvic floor disorders occur when the pelvic muscles are no longer able to support the abdominal organs. Risk factors for pelvic floor disorders include childbirth, aging, being…

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Can You Get Pregnant on the Twenty-first Day of Your Cycle?

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Can You Get Pregnant on the 21st Day of Your Cycle?

Getting pregnant on the twenty-first day of the menstrual cycle is entirely dependent on the woman’s particular cycle. Most women have regular cycles every twenty-eight days, but cycles can be as short as every twenty days to as long as every forty days. It is important for women to track their periods so they know…

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How Is Pregnancy Due Date Calculated?

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How Pregnancy Due Date is Calculated?

A woman who is pregnant for the first time may wonder how the pregnancy due date is calculated. The pregnancy due date is the date a pregnant mother expects to give birth. It is generally nine months after conception, although it can vary. There are several methods for calculating pregnancy due dates, and they have…

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What Is the Safest Time to Have Sex without Getting Pregnant?

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Safest Time not to Get Pregnant

The safest time for any woman to have sex without getting pregnant would be the time outside of her fertile window, also referred to as the safe days. Getting pregnant is possible on any day within the fertile window, which depends on the individual’s menstrual cycle. It goes without saying that a woman needs to…

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Top Android Apps for Pregnant Women

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Android Apps for Pregnancy Tracking
Android Apps that Help Pregnant Women to Keep Track of Everything

Did you know that there are android apps that help pregnant women with everything related to their pregnancy? Pregnancy trackers keep track of everyday happenings and expectations and help pregnant women handle any challenges or complications that may arise during the pregnancy. Using pregnancy trackers makes the whole experience easier to handle. Here are the…

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