Seasonal Allergies During Pregnancy

By Lindsey Deschamps MD
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As springtime approaches, so does allergy season. Many pregnant women are faced with this common problem, yet are uncertain about what they can do to minimize their symptoms while keeping their unborn baby safe. Allergies can be worse in pregnancy; as it is, up to one-third of women notice significant swelling of the nasal passages due to pregnancy alone. This can make allergies even more of a challenge to overcome.

World Breastfeeding Week

By Jill Lancaster
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World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO (World Health Organization) and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.