FACT OR MYTH
CHOCOLATE DURING PREGNANCY
Eating healthy during pregnancy is an important step in helping your baby develop and reach his or her maximum potential. However, some pregnancy meal plans can leave expecting moms craving sweets. Nine months may seem like an eternity if you are a chocolate lover and are trying to avoid some of your favoritefoods and desserts while pregnant. Somewhere along the way, you may wonder if it is safe to indulge in chocolate. Ask your doctor if you like chocolate and plan on consuming it regularly. Having chocolate in moderation is probably fine for most expecting moms, but in some cases, your doctor may recommend avoiding it. Read more here!
ALTITUDE SICKNESS DURING PREGNANCY
Altitude sickness is a set of symptoms that range from mild to life-threatening and that develop as a result of a person being exposed to lower than normal pressures of atmospheric oxygen (O2), during and after ascent to high altitude. This generally means more than 2,500 m (8,202 ft). It could happen if you are in an inadequately pressurized aircraft, but usually it is the result of ascending to mountain locations, without giving your body adequate time to acclimate the higher altitude. Read our blog on The Pulseand, available now, our extensive Expert Reportwritten by one of our doctors!
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PREGNANCY AND DENGUE: WILL IT COME BACK TO BITE US?
In “The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator,” Dr. Timothy Winegard of Colorado Mesa University talks about how mosquito-borne diseases have affected us through the ages, and how the little buggers seem to be winning the war. The lesson here is that we should pay attention to mosquitoes. And as is so often the case, if you’re pregnant, it pays to take extra steps to avoid disease. One such disease, eastern equine encephalitis, has been very much in the news, particularly in the Northeast. Let’s look at another malady transmitted by mosquitoes: dengue. Read more here!
BABY KICK COUNTER
A simple way to check your baby’s well-being is to pay attention at how much he or she moves. Pregistry.com includes a tool called “My kick counter” thatwill help you track how often your baby kicks. After each session, a report is produced that you can save and share. For free! Learn more here!
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