Summer Sun Safety

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Pregnant and love being outdoors in the sun?  Whether you’re walking, biking, swimming, or just enjoying a picnic, please follow these precautions. Use sunscreen: The best choices of sunscreen are creams and lotions containing zinc oxide.  Avoid sunscreen containing bug repellents and oils.  Find a brand offering UVA and UVB protection that … Read More

Why Take Prenatal Vitamins?

During pregnancy, you should do your best to eat a well-balanced diet that consists of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fats.  A prenatal vitamin helps cover any nutritional gaps in your diet.  Before you get pregnant, it is a good idea to start taking a prenatal vitamin every day to … Read More

How Should You Exercise During Pregnancy?

Staying active helps you have a more enjoyable pregnancy, control weight gain, and gets you ready for labor. Active women are better able to participate in their baby’s birth. All women can benefit from regular activity, 3 or more times a week… even if it’s not called “exercise!”Activities considered safe … Read More