What to Expect During Maternity Leave
What to Expect During Maternity Leave

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  • The first six weeks of a baby’s life are intense periods of growth and change.
  • Plan for a great deal of self-care and bonding, and very little else.
  • Set yourself up for success by asking for help from experts and family.

Newborn Sleep: When, Where, How, and How Much is Normal?
Newborn Sleep: When, Where, How, and How Much is Normal?

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  • Parenthood comes with worries and problems that are hard to account for, such as understanding sleep patterns.
  • arenthood comes with worries and problems that are hard to account for, such as understanding sleep patterns.
    Creating a habitual area and schedule will help your baby become more regular in their sleep habits.
  • Be patient and willing to adjust as your baby changes.

6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous

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  • Vaccinations save lives and result in fewer hospitalizations and fewer deaths.
  • Vaccinations are a requirement to attend school in all 50 states, though there are exceptions to opt-out.
  • Some unvaccinated people have fallen victim to common myths that persist in the face of scientific evidence to the contrary.
How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
  • Mosquito season in Utah runs from mid-spring through early autumn.
  • Zika is primarily spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, though the virus can also be spread through sexual contact.
  • Traditional mosquito bite avoidance methods are the most effective for preventing the spread of Zika.
Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause behavioral problems
Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause behavioral problems

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  • Exposure to secondhand smoke made it 50 percent more likely that children would develop neurobehavioral disorders like ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavior disorders.
  • Children’s bodies develop rapidly, putting them at a higher risk for adverse side effects.
  • Parents are in an excellent position to help protect their children from secondhand smoke.
Taking Vitamin D While Pregnant Can Help Protect Your Baby From RSV

Article at a Glance• A recent study shows that taking vitamin D while pregnant could reduce the risk of your baby developing RSV.• Vitamin D can also reduce the risk of certain complications, such as gestational diabetes, infection, and preterm birth.• Consult with your doctor about how much vitamin D you should be taking. Respiratory … Continue reading “Taking Vitamin D While Pregnant Can Help Protect Your Baby From RSV”

Could Your Low-Carb Diet Make Your Baby Obese?

Article at a Glance• For pregnant women, low-carb diets can actually increase their baby’s risk of obesity.• A recent study gives us important insights into the factors that are contributing to childhood obesity.• While pregnant, make sure to eat plenty of whole grain breads and brown rice. We have known for years that a pregnant … Continue reading “Could Your Low-Carb Diet Make Your Baby Obese?”

Having a Healthy Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there are many things you can do to ensure the health of your baby and your own comfort and well-being. Ideally you should seek advice from your doctor or obstetrician before you become pregnant. They can perform examinations and tests to make sure you can achieve a healthy pregnancy and address any questions … Continue reading “Having a Healthy Pregnancy”

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