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Prenatal Care

Getting early prenatal care. If you know you're pregnant, or think you might be, call your doctor to schedule a visit. Getting regular prenatal care. Your doctor will schedule you for many checkups over the course of your pregnancy. D

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ASK: What are some ways to help lower back pain and sciatica during pregnancy?

Lower Back Pain and Sciatica in Pregnancy "So during pregnancy, I think it's important that you really help establish a routine of self-care. Self-care is...
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ASK: What kind of vaginal discharge is normal during pregnancy?

Normal Vaginal Discharge in Pregnancy "Discharge normally in pregnancy is usually cream in color. It's usually thin. It can be heavy at some times and...
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ASK: How could my provider treat my yeast infection while pregnant?

Yeast Infection During Pregnancy "First thing that we would do as an examination is a speculum examination to be able to see what your symptoms...
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ASK: Later in my pregnancy I am noticing more veins showing on my breasts,...

Veins are Normal "So it's totally normal if you're noticing more veins on your breast. First of all, the hormones in pregnancy help relax all...
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ASK: Is deep tissue massages safe while pregnant?

Deep Tissue Massage in Pregnancy "Yes, a deep tissue (massage) is totally fine while you're pregnant. I find that the farther along, they get the...
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ASK: How long will I be positioned during a prenatal massage?

Positioning for Prenatal Massage "Positioning changes depending on if you're in your first, second, or third trimester. But the majority of the time you're going...
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ASK: Are all massage therapists qualified to do a prenatal massage?

Qualifications for Prenatal Massage "I mean, I would say that the majority probably could. But it's important to have someone who's at least had some...
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ASK: Will prenatal massage help with my sciatica?

Massage for Sciatica Pain "It's amazing for sciatic pain. We can really get into all the muscles that are in the hips and as the...
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ASK: What type of protein should I be eating while pregnant?

Protein Sources in Pregnancy "Protein sources (in pregnancy), I think are very important, what we're putting into our body. So you know pasture-fed eggs are...
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ASK: What is preterm labor?

What is Preterm Labor? "Preterm labor is a condition where your body thinks it's time to deliver your baby. It needs to be distinguished from...