Pregistry Newsletter- October 26, 2020

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ALL ABOUT

BREASTFEEDING PAIN RELIEF

Yikes! Who knew breastfeeding could be so painful? The truth is that there can be a lot of pain associated with breastfeeding, especially in the early days. Here, we’ll talk about what might bring on breastfeeding pain and what to do to fix it. For any of these issues, check in with your care provider about over the counter medications, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, and strategies like ice or heat that might provide temporary relief of pain. Read the full article here!

EXPERT REPORT

NAUSEA AND VOMITING DURING PREGNANCY

Congrats on being a mama-to -be! There is very little in the world that rivals that level of excitement, apprehension, and a whole mix of nerves! You may feel like everything leading to baby is perfect and going according to plan or you may be on the other complete side of the spectrum. Chances are if you are not floating on cloud nine, you are downright nauseous here on earth. It’s even worse when you are not ready to share the good news and need to hide a double secret- your wonderful bundle of future joy and your horrible pregnancy nausea that may or may not linger past mornings. Read our blog on the Pulse herehereherehere, and here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!

LAST WEEK’S TOP BLOG

BENEFITS OF EATING POMEGRANATE DURING PREGNANCY

At times touted as a superfood, pomegranates contain: vitamin K and calcium, both of which are necessary for keeping your bones healthy, folate, a nutrient that’s essential for proper spinal development in baby, iron, a common deficiency in pregnancy that can lead to problems if excessive blood loss occurs during birth, protein, and fiber, which can be very important for pregnant folks with digestive troubles. Pomegranates can also provide a quick burst of energy when you’re feeling draggy during long afternoons—or really any time of the day that pregnancy fatigue hits. Read the full article here!

PREGISTRY FEATURES 

SOCIAL FORUMS 

The Pregistry website has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our Social Forums. This is your place to interact with fellow pregnant women, friends, health care professionals, and Pregistry staff. Most forums are public and open to all, others are private to protect your confidentiality and to provide you with a safe environment to ask and discuss any issues that are important to you. Learn more here!

Pregistry’s vision is a world in which all pregnant women and their health care providers have the accurate information they need to successfully treat medical conditions that occur during pregnancy and ensure the best health outcomes for mothers and their babies. 
Sarita Balaban
Sarita Balaban is an undergraduate student at Touro College Los Angeles. As a Digital Marketing Associate, Sarita edits Pregistry's weekly newsletter and designs images for our social medial channels.

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