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  • Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know

    Dietary supplements are any substances you take to improve your health or wellness. This includes vitamins, minerals, and herbs… or heart disease. People who may benefit from multivitamins include: Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Women who are breastfeeding. Women who have…

  • Nicotine Patch

    A nicotine patch is an effective tool for quitting smoking… anyone else use your patch. Keep the patch away from children and pets. Talk to you doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and want to use the patch. Talk to your doctor before using…

  • Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy

    Not only is getting a flu shot safe for pregnant women, but it will also help to protect both you… If you did not get a flu shot while you were pregnant, you can get a shot after, even if you are breastfeeding. The flu…

  • HIV

    The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system. A healthy immune system is what keeps you from getting… fluids, such as blood, semen, and vaginal fluid. Children born to mothers with HIV can also acquire HIV during pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding. However, this…

  • Keto Diet

    particular is not meant for everyone. If you have any kind of diabetes, high blood pressure, liver, heart, or kidney disease, are breastfeeding or may be pregnant, the keto diet may not be for you. Potential Side Effects It’s important to factor in the

  • Dental Hygiene: How to Care for Your Baby's Teeth

    Caring for your baby’s teeth is important for his or her overall health now and later… in children under 18 years old. Ask your doctor before using teething gels or tablets. Teething does not have to interfere with breastfeeding. You can continue to breastfeed your…

  • Caring for a Baby Who Has Down Syndrome

    If you have a child with Down syndrome, he or she is similar to other children in many ways. But… syndrome are more likely to have: Feeding issues.Learning to breastfeed or suck a bottle may take your baby longer to learn. Breastfeeding is good for…

  • Progestin-Only Birth Control Pills

    A progestin-only birth control pill is often called the “mini-pill.” It may not have as many side effects as regular… them. The progestin-only pill might not cause this problem. This pill is better than regular birth control pills if you’re breastfeeding. That’s because the mini-pill…

  • AIDS

    AIDS is a life-threatening condition caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus makes your body weak and unable to… needle with someone who has HIV. Pregnant mothers who have HIV may pass it to their babies during pregnancy, childbirth, or while breastfeeding. How is…

  • Flu Myths

    The flu is something to take seriously. But it’s important to sort out fact from fiction to stay healthy… other health issues, such as a bad cold. Myth #6: You shouldn’t get the flu vaccine if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.  It is important to get…

  • Melatonin

    Melatonin is a hormone made by a part of the brain called the pineal gland. Melatonin helps regulate your sleep… s okay to take melatonin if: You take other prescription or OTC medicines. You have ongoing health problems. You’re pregnant or breastfeeding. It’s unclear what…

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis refers to inflammation of the vagina. It can be caused by bacterial vaginosis (BV), yeast infections, trichomoniasis, allergies, or… to a product you use, such as douches, soaps, fabric softeners, or spermicides. Hormonal changes Your hormones change when you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or after…

  • Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women

    Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of sexual dysfunction disorders… Hormones decrease in men and women as they age. Female hormones can change during pregnancy, right after childbirth, or when you are breastfeeding. After menopause, many women feel less sexual desire. Also, menopause causes vaginal dryness,…

  • Preventing the Flu

    The flu is a viral infection that can lead to serious diseases, such as pneumonia. That’s why it’s important to… the vaccine. Pregnancy can increase your risk for complications from the flu. It is also safe to get the flu shot while breastfeeding your baby…

  • Nutrition for Weight Loss: Is a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Right for Me?

    Carbohydrates (carbs) are found in foods such as bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and sweets. A low-carb diet is based on… cramps nausea constipation or diarrhea Talk to your doctor before starting a new diet. This especially is true if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a…

  • Colic

    Colic is when a healthy baby cries a lot for no reason. It’s defined as crying for more than 3… There are also things you can try to help soothe your baby and reduce their crying. Feeding your baby If you’re breastfeeding your baby: Keep…

  • Diaper Rash

    Diaper rash is redness and rash on a baby’s bottom or genital area. It is a very common rash. Normally,… has eaten. Antibiotics. Yeast infections are common after a baby has been taking antibiotics, or if the mother is on antibiotics while breastfeeding. How is…

  • Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive

    Depo-Provera is a form of birth control. It is an injection, or shot, that contains progestin. You must get it… Provera may increase your chance of having breast cancer if you begin using it before the age of 35. Women who are breastfeeding can use…