Pregnancy

Use these food safety and healthy eating tips during pregnancy. Also get the facts on vitamins and minerals, dealing with depression and maintaining oral health.

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Preconception health

Health before pregnancy, reproductive years, fertility, sexual and reproductive health

Guide to healthy pregnancy

Stages of pregnancy, prenatal nutrition, alcohol, smoking, physical activity

Food safety for pregnant women

Increased risk of food poisoning, foods to avoid, safe food alternatives, shopping, storing, cooking

Healthy eating and pregnancy

Effects of eating well on you and your baby, foods to avoid, pregnancy weight, supplements

Depression during pregnancy

Stress, anxiety, strategies to help you cope, recognizing depression, symptoms, getting help

Iron and pregnancy

Risks of low iron levels to you and your baby, iron supplements, foods high in iron

Folic acid and neural tube defects

How folic acid can prevent neural tube defects, dosage limits, foods high in folate

Omega-3 fatty acids and eating fish during pregnancy

Benefits to you and your baby, sources of omega-3 fats, fish oil supplements

Oral health and pregnancy

Taking care of your teeth and gums, morning sickness, oral health risks during pregnancy

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