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Pregnancy Health Risks For Teens

Teenage pregnancies carry greater risks to the health of both mother and baby than pregnancies of mothers in their 20’s or 30’s. Teenage pregnancies are generally unexpected, unplanned for, and often met with shock, stress, worry and fear. Most pregnant teens keep the pregnancy secret for as long as possible, as they try to figure …

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Emotional Challenges of Teen Pregnancy

The most common emotional reaction to the news of a teen pregnancy is disbelief, followed by denial. Denial by the teen prevents the early intervention of prenatal care, putting both mother and baby at risk of health related complications. In some instances, even if the pregnancy is acknowledged, there is denial regarding the need for …

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How to Continue Your Teenage Life as a Mother

Although most parents of a newborn believe they are prepared for the demands of caring for a baby, all are surprised at the amount of time required and the exhaustion involved. The challenges for a teen mother are particularly overwhelming. Initially there is great excitement over the baby’s birth. Friends come around, bring gifts, take …

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What Do Doulas Do?

A Birth Doula understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labour.  She assists the woman and her partner in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth. She provides continuity of care, emotional support, physical comfort measures, an objective viewpoint. She helps the woman and her partner obtain …

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When you don’t feel so well

Nausea and Vomiting Many pregnant women feel sick from time to time. It often happens in the first few months of pregnancy. It may be the changes in your hormone levels that cause you to feel sick. Try these ideas to help you feel better: 1) Eat several small meals each day rather than three …

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Have an alcohol-free pregnancy

The safest choice for you and your baby is not to drink any alcohol during your pregnancy. This article has recipes for delicious non-alcoholic drinks, also called Mocktails. Try some out. If you don’t have some of the ingredients on hand, make up your own recipes. Share your favourites with family and friends. Pregnant women …

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