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How Much Iodine Do You Need? More When You’re Pregnant

Normally, you’re recommended to consume about 150 μg of iodine per day. But when you are pregnant, your body needs a lot more. Iodine is a vital part of making thyroid hormones, which are crucial for proper brain and neurological development during gestation. These iodine benefits are particularly important during early pregnancy (the first trimester).[1-3]Studies show that children of iodine-deficient ...

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10 embarrassing questions pregnant women should ask

You’re pregnant and worried about your water breaking at the grocery store. You want to know how often that happens, but you’re embarrassed to ask. Do you bring it up at your doctor appointment or keep it to yourself? Jennifer Johnson, a registered nurse and perinatal education coordinator at Advocate Condell Medical Center’s New Life Birthing Center in Libertyville, Ill., ...

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How Much Iodine Do You Need? More When You’re Pregnant

Normally, you’re recommended to consume about 150 μg of iodine per day. But when you are pregnant, your body needs a lot more. Iodine is a vital part of making thyroid hormones, which are crucial for proper brain and neurological development during gestation. These iodine benefits are particularly important during early pregnancy (the first trimester).[1-3]Studies show that children of iodine-deficient ...

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10 embarrassing questions pregnant women should ask

You’re pregnant and worried about your water breaking at the grocery store. You want to know how often that happens, but you’re embarrassed to ask. Do you bring it up at your doctor appointment or keep it to yourself? Jennifer Johnson, a registered nurse and perinatal education coordinator at Advocate Condell Medical Center’s New Life Birthing Center in Libertyville, Ill., ...

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Zika virus infection rate triples in the U.S.

Due to new data collection registries developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the reported number of pregnant women infected by the Zika virus has nearly tripled to 279 in the United States and its territories. The two registries, US Zika Pregnancy Registry and the Zika Active Pregnancy Surveillance System in Puerto Rico, now include all ...

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Can yoga help you get pregnant?

Many women today, whether because they prioritise their careers or meet their partner later in life, are starting their families later in life. In fact, the average age a woman gives birth in this country reached 30 for the first time ever last year. While post-35 – the age at which doctors warn fertility takes a nose dive – some ...

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