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2-28-08 Notes - Notes Pregnancy o 2 or 3 months before you...

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2-28-08 Notes Pregnancy o 2 or 3 months before you plan to become pregnant: Discuss pregnancy with your health care provider. Stop contraception (hormonal) and use a barrier method. Get a complete physical. Eat right Stop smoking, drinking and drugging. Start prenatal vitamin/mineral supplements. Exercise regularly Typical baby weighs between 7-9 pounds Placenta weighs about 2.5 pounds and grows as the baby grows Amniotic fluid weighs about 2-3 pounds. Uterus grows about 3.5 pounds. Fluid in breasts increase by about 1.5-3 pounds Blood volume increases by about 3.5-5 pounds Body feet and other body fluids increase by about 4.5-10 pounds Once you are pregnant: o Visit your health care provider Once a month until seventh month Every 1 or 2 weeks after seven months Check weight gain, blood pressure, urine, baby’s heartbeat. Ask questions Adjusting to Pregnancy o Planned o Spouse/father For unplanned pregnancies there usually is not a father.
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