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What to do before you get pregnant

Brain Development and what to do prior to getting pregnant There is another word for this called Preconception Health. The CDC tells us that “Preconception Health refers to the health of women and men during their reproductive years, which are the years that they can have a child. It focuses on taking steps now…

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To All Birth Mothers

There are many voices out there, whether other adoptees, previous birth mothers, adoptive parents, or the general public. They all have their story regarding adoption and its impact on their life. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and trying to research more about adoption, you may be feeling confused and frightened by…

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Healthy Preganancy

Healthy Pregnancy Center for Disease Control (CDC) Learn what you can do before and during pregnancy to improve your chances of having a healthy baby. Before you get pregnant, try to reach a healthy weight. Obesity increases the risk for several serious birth defects and other pregnancy complications. If you are underweight, overweight,…

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Safe Sleep for Newborns

Ask any new mom or dad what they find most difficult in a child’s first year, and they will probably mention sleep deprivation. By a baby’s first birthday, most parents have tried some sort of intervention – something to help their child learn to fall asleep and stay asleep on her own so…

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