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Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Posted by healtheo360 on May 9, 2016 11:46:05 AM

About 76,000 pregnant women worldwide die each year from preeclampsia and other related hypertensive disorders. Preeclampsia awareness month helps to improve, educate, and raise awareness about maternal healthcare across the globe. The Preeclampsia Foundation’s theme for Preeclampsia Awareness Month 2016 is: The Faces of Preeclampsia: Any Woman, Any Pregnancy.

What is Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and postpartum that is characterized by high blood pressure and affects 5 to 8 % of all pregnancies. Preeclampsia typically occurs after 20 weeks of being pregnant. Women who are at risk for this medical condition are obese, became pregnant in their early teens or after the age of 40, have a family history of the disorder, or are carrying multiple babies.

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The IUD: 5 Myths About This Birth Control

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 13, 2014 11:33:28 AM

Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics declared the IUD the best form of birth control for young adults. IUDs are 99% effective at preventing unwanted pregnancy. However, even though the IUD is the most effective birth control on the market, it is only used by 9% of US women. This may be due to fears that the IUD has instilled in the minds of many Americans.

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Tips for Summer Pregnancy

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 26, 2014 10:11:21 AM

Summer can be hot and humid.  This is even worse if you are pregnant.  Although summer feels miserable when pregnant, the warm weather does have its benefits.   Delivering the baby in a warm month means both mother and child will be able to get fresh air, which can be very important.  Here are some tips for summer pregnancy.

While the thought of going outside may seem like the worst idea ever, there are ways to stay cool and healthy while outdoors.  Go outside in the morning or evening when the sun is lower and therefore the temperature is lower.  This is a way to avoid humidity as well.  Wear light-colored clothing as well as very few layers.  Also apply the appropriate amount of sunscreen through out the day.  Due to the pregnancy, it is a good idea to use a higher SPF than you would use during a normal summer.

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