Family and Pregnancy

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Is it safe to use aromatherapy during pregnancy?

I’m Pregnant! Can I Use Essential Oils? Pregnancy is a joyful time. Soon-to-be mothers spend happy hours dreaming of the times they will soon share with their new son or daughter. Even though pregnancy is a magical time for the new mother, anticipating your new arrival can be stressful. During […]

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Understanding the Connection Between Low Blood Sugar and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and experiencing frequent lightheadedness, dizziness or even fatigue, chances are that you have contemplated whether or not your blood sugar levels are healthy. Pregnant women can experience low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) during their pregnancy. However, high blood sugar also referred to as hyperglycemia, is considered to […]

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Is Apple Cider Vinegar Safe During Pregnancy?

There Are Many Woes of Pregnancy Sure, your family and friends can be sympathetic, but they’re not the ones rushing to the bathroom with morning sickness, dealing with backaches and swollen feet, or pushing through the fatigue of carrying another human life. Foot rubs and words of encouragement are always […]

Is pregnancy a pre existing condition

Is pregnancy a pre existing condition

In the context of health insurance, a “pre-existing condition” is “Any condition (either physical or mental) including a disability for which medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment was recommended or received within the 6-month period ending on your enrollment date in a health insurance plan”. Coverage of pre-existing conditions might […]

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Gestational Diabetes: What’s on the Menu?

Gestational diabetes is a condition pregnancy can induce in women which causes high blood sugar. This high blood sugar can contribute to potential health issues for both the mother and the baby. According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes affects between two and ten percent of pregnancies in the United […]

How Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Affect Pregnancy

How Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Affect Pregnancy?

If you have rheumatoid arthritis and are planning to start a family, you may be wondering how RA will affect you and your baby during pregnancy. Since about 1.5 million people in the U.S. have this chronic inflammatory condition and it affects women nearly three times as frequently as men, […]