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DO MOMS PUMP BEFORE GIVING BIRTH?
Planning to breastfeed? It’s a great goal. Breast milk is uniquely formulated with the proper balance of nutrients for your baby, as well as antibodies and microflora that commercial formula can’t replicate. If you’re worried about milk supply or have heard about building a “freezer stash” of expressed milk, you may be eager to prep for your baby early. Is pumping while pregnant the solution? Read more here!
Considering tobacco, alcohol, various drugs and other chemical agents, and high doses of ionizing radiation that one might receive, particularly in the setting of cancer therapy, you may be quite aware that what harms a mother can harm her baby. But, what about paternal exposures, exposure of your male partner to potentially harmful chemical, biological, and physical phenomena prior to conception? Is there any reason to be concerned? Read our blog on The Pulse here , and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
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ALLERGIES AND PREGNANCY: NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT
You may be prepared for the well-known symptoms of pregnancy once you find out you’re having a baby, but you may not be prepared for allergy symptoms! Sometimes, being pregnant can cause symptoms that mimic allergies or make allergy symptoms worse, so it’s important to know how to recognize when symptoms are actually from allergies and how to safely treat them. Read more here!
MY BABY’S KICK COUNTER
The Pregistry website has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our kick counter. Has your baby started kicking? If so, you will love this tool. It measures how frequently your baby kicks and produces a report that you can save and print. Learn more here!