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What if You’re Exposed to Shingles or Chicken Pox?

Exposure to chicken pox or shingles when you're pregnant

Exposure to chicken pox or shingles during pregnancy causes many expectant mothers to call their physicians in a state of panic. The varicella zoster virus that causes chicken pox in childhood may lie dormant and reappear as shingles in adults. … Continue reading

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Dealing With Nausea and “Morning Sickness”

Dealing with morning sickness

One of the most common symptoms of pregnancy is the dreaded “morning sickness.” It’s actually a complete misnomer since the condition often lasts throughout the day. Half of all pregnant women will experience nausea and vomiting, and a fourth will … Continue reading

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Should You Alter Your Pre-Natal Diet to Prevent Food Allergies?

Food Allergies and Pregnancy

Food allergies are a common fear for new and expectant parents. For reasons that are unknown, the incidence of allergies to foods such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs are increasing in children. Because of this, many pregnant women … Continue reading

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