Nutrition Before Pregnancy

Pre-conception nutrition is a vital part of preparing for pregnancy. Factors such as a woman's weight compared with her height and what she eats can play an important role in a mother's health during pregnancy and the health of her developing fetus.

Becoming healthy before becoming pregnant.

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Signs of Pregnancy/The Pregnancy Test

The signs of pregnancy vary from woman to woman. Usually the most obvious sign is the absence of menstruation. However, some women continue to have bleeding even while pregnant. The following are the most common initial signs of pregnancy. However, each woman may experience the signs of pregnancy differently.

What are the signs of pregnancy?

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The First Trimester

first trimester, pregnancy

The first prenatal visit is the most thorough. A complete medical history is taken, a physical exam is done, and certain tests and procedures are performed to assess the initial health of the mother and her unborn baby.

Learn more about what to expect.

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Morning Sickness

One of the first signs of pregnancy is usually morning sickness-mild nausea and vomiting. The term "morning sickness" is actually a misnomer. That's because the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy can occur at any time of the day or night.

Tips to ease morning sickness.

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Cesarean Delivery

Cesarean delivery (also called a cesarean section or C-section) is the surgical delivery of a baby by an incision through the mother's abdomen (belly) and uterus (womb). This procedure is done when it is determined to be a safer method than a vaginal delivery for the mother, baby, or both.

Reasons and risks for the procedure.