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Unformatted text preview: 2-28-08 NotesPregnancyo2 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 rightStop smoking, drinking and drugging.Start prenatal vitamin/mineral supplements.Exercise regularlyTypical baby weighs between 7-9 poundsPlacenta weighs about 2.5 pounds and grows as the baby growsAmniotic 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 poundsBody feet and other body fluids increase by about 4.5-10 poundsOnce you are pregnant:oVisit your health care providerOnce a month until seventh monthEvery 1 or 2 weeks after seven monthsCheck weight gain, blood pressure, urine, babys heartbeat.Ask questionsAdjusting to PregnancyoPlannedoSpouse/fatherFor unplanned pregnancies there usually is not a father....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course FCE 145 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08