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Pregnancy is typically divided into 3 trimesters. The first trimester is from week 1 through 12. During the first trimester, the possibility of miscarriage is at its highest. The second trimester is from week 13 through 28. At 28 weeks, more than 90% of babies can survive outside of the uterus if provided with high-quality medical care. The third trimester is from 29 weeks through 40 weeks.

Overview

Prenatal care improves pregnancy outcomes. Prenatal care may include:

  • Taking extra folic acid
  • Avoiding drugs and alcohol
  • Regular exercise
  • Blood tests
  • Regular physical examinations.

Complications of pregnancy may include:

  • Disorders of high blood pressure
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Severe nausea and vomiting

In the ideal childbirth, labor begins on its own when a woman is "at term". Pregnancy is considered at full term when gestation has lasted 39 to 41 weeks.

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Breastfeeding Facts: Can I Take Medications?

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To all the mothers out there, Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

When it comes to pregnancy and childcare, people around you would often claim to be “masters” and give different kinds of information. It is annoying and confusing, but you cannot help but think about it. After all, your child’s safety could be in jeopardy.

I know for one that a lot of DoctorxDentist readers feel the same way. This post will discuss the risks and considerations involved in taking medication while breastfeeding.

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