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Pregnancy and Pro-Life Issues

Updated on March 8, 2017

Pregnancy and Morning Sickness

Before you do anything talk with your doctor about his/her recommendations for all stages of your pregnancy. Morning Sickness is one sign of pregnancy and usually takes place around 6 weeks into the pregnancy. Some women get through their pregnancy with relatively few discomforts accept for the baby growing. Not all of us are that fortunate. When you wake up in the morning the last thing you want to feel is nausea. It is not a very pleasant experience. It is good to know what foods to eat that will help alleviate this feeling. It can be different for everyone but there are foods that will help. Sometimes anything in your stomach is better than nothing. Nothing says that it has to be in the morning either. So if you have morning sickness in the afternoon don’t think that you are abnormal because this is very normal.

So rejoice over the fact that you are pregnant. Keep a good outlook and look forward to holding that sweet little baby in the end of nine months. Check below for more signs of pregnancy.

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Alleviate Morning Sickness - Be Healthy

When you are looking for relief don't go for the antacids. This is what doctors advised years ago. Antacids are very bad for the baby, and also for you as it contains aluminum. Aluminum can get through the blood-brain barrier and can cause Alzheimer's Disease, instead try foods to help soothe your stomach. Eat foods that you know will agree with you.

Remember that your child is dependant on you for everything and in the months of pregnancy it can be vital to get the right nutrition.

1. Don't eat fatty or greasy or spicy foods. Fried foods will bring more stomach upset. Spicy foods may also bring discomfort.

2. Avoid caffeine. Don't overstimulate your body as this will also affect your baby. If food can cross the placenta than so can other things. Be careful of what you put into your body.

3. Don't smoke because the baby smokes too. Miscarriages in part are due to smoking and possibly the use of caffeine. Don't drink alcohol or do drugs, they can go into this category as well. If you are pregnant then stay away from all of these things.

4. Do moderate exersize. Walking will help to improve your blood flow and give your body and baby oxygen. Don't exersize heavily. This is not good for your baby, you could pull a muscle while adding stress to your still developing baby.

5. Get plenty of fresh air. Your baby obtains oxygen from you the mother. They need oxygen too.

6. Eat fruit to help against nausea. Even when you are sick with the flu or cold, fruit can taste so much better and give your body needed vitamins and minerals.

The list above can be a start. Be proactive in your health at this time. It is a very important time to take care of yourself. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing and should be viewed as something wonderful.

Have fun with your pregnancy!

Fruit tastes wonderful.  Eat enough of the things that will bring good health.
Fruit tastes wonderful. Eat enough of the things that will bring good health. | Source

Highlights for the First 3 Months of Pregnancy

First Trimester
Second Trimester
Third Trimester
Month One
Month Two
Month Three
Possible hearing of heartbeat with ultrasound
Facial features continue to develop
Fingernails and toenails are beginning to develop
Nose, mouth and ears begin to form
Fingers, toes and eyes are forming
Gender is not yet distinguishable

A Babies Perspective

Do you ever wonder, about what it would be like before you were born?. I do know that babies can hear their mother's voice and understand a little of what is going on. For example, they can feel love and know when they are secure. A baby can feel and understand things before birth, they are very sensitive to pain as well. They have a greater understanding than we realize.

Books can be helpful while your hormones are changing. They help you know what is happening in each new stage of pregnancy.

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Overview of the Early Signs of Pregnancy

Your hormones are changing making it hard to keep up. Every woman knows her body better than anyone else. It is good to know the early signs of pregnancy so that you can start taking special care of yourself, set an appointment to see your doctor and get on a schedule that will benefit you as your baby grows, especially if you will be a working mom. You may not be able to set your work schedule but you will be able to get more sleep than you ordinarily would and you will need it as you progress in your pregnancy.

According to WebMD progesterone is increasing and that will contribute to some of the changes.

Breast tenderness will become evident. Get a comfortable and supportive bra.

Tiredness is also the result of your body using energy for the growth of the baby. So if you are more tired than normal make sure you get on a schedule that will promote health and happiness for you and less stress for your baby.

Nausea will become difficult to manage if you do not eat foods that will help to relieve symptoms. Keeping food in your stomach also helps to relieve the discomfort.

Lightheadedness can come as a result of your hormones becoming unbalanced. You will overcome this symptom as your pregnancy progresses. Remember not all symptoms will be the same for everyone. This is just a guide to help you know that these feelings are normal.

Mood Swings seems to be a given for some women. Talk to your doctor if any symptoms become difficult and interfere with your day to day activities. Carefully making notes and taking them to the doctor will help. In the meantime, getting plenty of rest and eating properly will help with this.

There are more symptoms but these can help you know that something is up. If you need more information go to the, or

No Drugs While Pregnant

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In Summary

  1. Take care of yourself! Your baby is solely dependant on you!
  2. Every pregnancy is a joy! You will feel movement around the fourth month.

Please let us know how your pregnancy is going. We would like to hear from you.

No Drugs, No Cigarettes, Be Responsible

Remember to know the signs of pregnancy and if you are pregnant it is important to stay away from any kind of drug, alcohol etc. I am referring to street drugs, prescription drugs and antacids as I have mentioned earlier in this article. If you must take a prescription drug than get the facts about that drug from your doctor and let him/her know what you are taking and that you may be pregnant. It is better to be safe about your health and also the health of your child.

Many things can cross the placenta and affect your child's brain, nervous system and/or other organs in the body. It is of utmost importance to ensure the safety of your child during the growing phase, which doesn't really end at nine months. They are still growing until adulthood and should not be exposed to anything that will induce harm. This seems like common sense but there are many new mothers that don't realize what can happen during the pregnancy and they also can carry over after the birth of your baby and cause symptoms that are devastating to your baby.

After you have done that, a prayer for your babies health is important, then thank the Heavenly Father for your miracle.

A prayer can change your life!
A prayer can change your life!

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