Can I eat banh mi when pregnant? Some of the items in our extensive Vietnamese menu are perfect for pregnant women craving for Vietnamese food. Banh Mi is…

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During pregnancy you should drink 8 to 12 cups (64 to 96 ounces) of water every day. Water has many benefits. It aids digestion and helps form the…

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If you touch your abdomen, it feels hard during a contraction. You can tell that you’re in true labor when the contractions are evenly spaced (for example, five…

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It causes pain or discomfort when you lift. You can’t lift it without holding your breath or straining your pelvic floor muscles. When should you stop lifting heavy…

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What should be avoided during second trimester of pregnancy? Don’ts for the second and third trimester Avoid alcohol, smoking, excessive intake of caffeine. Dental visits are linked to…

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Medications that can be used for the treatment of malaria in pregnancy include chloroquine, quinine, atovaquone-proguanil, clindamycin, mefloquine (avoid in first trimester), sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (avoid in first trimester) and…

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Just 2 percent of pregnant women experience two pregnancy losses in a row, and only about 1 percent have three consecutive pregnancy losses. The risk of recurrence depends…

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Avoid foods such as pate, cold cooked chicken and deli meats such as ham and salami unless reheated to high temperature e.g. on a pizza. Avoid coleslaws, salads…

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During the first trimester of pregnancy, you don’t need to gain any weight at all. You may even lose a few pounds. That’s usually perfectly okay, as long…

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Do you get gassy during ovulation? Some of the effects of progesterone — when it’s high, like during the luteal phase of menstruation, right after ovulation — include…

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