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Preparing for a baby is an important step in parents' lives. Choosing the right birthing class and method (Lamaze, Bradley, etc.) is important for the mother, baby, and father or support giver. Parenting classes are also information for first time parents. Information is provided about diapering, feeding, and bathing your baby as well as the different stages of child development.

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      Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Article
      • Pregnancy facts*
      • Introduction
      • What is the first trimester (week 1-week 12)?
      • What is the second trimester (week 13-week 28)?
      • What is the third trimester (week 29-week 40)?
      • How will my baby develop week by week?
      • What are the changes that happen to a woman's body during her 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy?
      • Body aches
      • Breast changes
      • Constipation
      • Dizziness
      • Fatigue, sleep problems
      • Heartburn and indigestion
      • Hemorrhoids during pregnancy
      • Itching
      • Leg cramps
      • Morning sickness
      • Nasal problems
      • Numb or tingling hands
      • Stretch marks, skin changes
      • Swelling
      • Urinary frequency and leaking
      • Varicose veins
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      Fetal Movement: Feeling Baby Kick Week-by-Week Article
      • Fetal Movement Introduction
      • When Will I Feel My Baby Kicking?
      • What Does the Baby Kicking Feel Like?
      • How Often Should I Feel My Baby Moving?
      • Should I Monitor My Baby's Kicking?
      • What If You Don't Feel Your Baby Moving?
      • Timeline of Baby Movement
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      Pregnancy Body Changes and Discomforts Article
      • Introduction
      • Body aches
      • Breast changes
      • Constipation
      • Dizziness
      • Fatigue, sleep problems
      • Heartburn and indigestion
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Itching
      • Leg cramps
      • Morning sickness
      • Nasal problems
      • Numb or tingling hands
      • Stretch marks, skin changes
      • Swelling
      • Urinary frequency and leaking
      • Varicose veins
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      Healthy Diet During Pregnancy Article
      • Goal setting for eating healthy during pregnancy
      • Foods that comprise a healthy diet during pregnancy
      • Foods to avoid during pregnancy
      • Weight gain during pregnancy
      • Dieting during pregnancy
      • Vegan and vegetarian diets
      • Low carb diets
      • Getting enough protein
      • Getting enough calcium, even if you are lactose intolerant
      • Getting enough iron, even if you don’t eat meat
      • Getting enough folate
      • Getting enough Iodine
      • Getting enough zinc
      • Getting enough vitamin D
      • Supplements, herbs, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications
      • Foods that may help when not feeling well during pregnancy (morning sickness, heartburn)
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      • Introduction to healthy parenting
      • What are the 10 principles of good parenting?
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      Pregnancy Planning Article
      • Pregnancy planning facts
      • What is pregnancy planning?
      • What are pre-pregnancy planning goals?
      • What is a pregnancy calendar or calculator?
      • How soon can a woman start trying to conceive after stopping birth control?
      • What are dietary considerations for pregnancy planning?
      • How much weight gain is recommended in pregnancy?
      • What about alcohol consumption and pregnancy planning?
      • What infections should be avoided in pregnancy?
      • Should I exercise when pregnant?
      • Is it safe to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy?
      • Is air travel safe for pregnant women?
      • Do medications need to be stopped when planning pregnancy or when a woman becomes pregnant?

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Terms related to Pregnancy: Birthing and Parenting Classes:

  • Birthing Classes
  • Breastfeeding Classes
  • Parenting Classes