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Pregnancy and Newborns   - Your First Trimester

Your First Trimester
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The March of Dimes recommends avoiding the following foods when you're pregnant: Raw shark, swordfish, tilefish, and other fish that can be high in mercury Raw or undercooked eggs Unpasteurized juices Unpasteurized cheese Raw sprouts Herbal supplements Herbal teas


  • First Trimester Fatigue

    First Trimester Fatigue Is it common to be so tired in the first trimester of pregnancy? Feeling dog tired, can’t summon the energy to do much of anything, and craving your bed? For many women, the e...

  • Headaches in Early Pregnancy

    Headaches in Early Pregnancy Nearly all women have occasional headaches, but having a headache in pregnancy is not fun. And, managing headaches is especially tricky in the first trimester when you sh...

  • Morning Sickness

    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 o...

  • First Trimester Screening

    First Trimester Screening What is first trimester screening? First trimester screening is a combination of fetal ultrasound and maternal blood testing performed during the first trimester of pregnanc...

  • The First Trimester

    The First Trimester The first prenatal visit The first prenatal visit is the most thorough. A complete medical history is taken, a physical examination is conducted, as well as certain tests and proc...

  • Folic Acid for a Healthy Baby

    Folic Acid for a Healthy Baby What is folic acid? Folic acid, or folate, is a B vitamin. The word folate comes from folium the Latin word for leaf. Folate occurs naturally in food, particularly in da...