Length Of Pregnancy: Healthy Term Can Vary By Five Weeks

These things actually are pregnancy-related, as the increased blood flow throughout your body can restrict airflow in your nose and airway. 26 Weeks Pregnant You’re almost there — just 14 weeks to go! If your baby were born now, there’s a very good chance he’d survive: 80 percent of babies born at this time do, according to the March of Dimes. What’s happening to baby: By the 26th week of pregnancy the fetus has grown to about one or two pounds.
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Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Miscarriage Risk

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pregnant women can safely eat up to 12 ounces (340g) of seafood a week. Seafood is also a very good source of protein, iron and zinc that are essential for pregnant women. But avoid large, predatory fish such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish; they can contain high levels of mercury. Do not eat any raw shellfish or sushi. If taking fish oil supplements be sure to purchase supplements from a reputable source. Fish oil dosage ISSFAL (the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids) recommends consuming 300 mg DHA daily for pregnant and lactating women. The FDA recommends fish oil to be safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women when taken in low doses (3g or less per day).
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State-Funded Crisis Pregnancy Centers Talk Women Out Of Birth Control, Condoms: Report

Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, sponsored the legislation that established that fundraising system during his time in the state senate. NARAL sent undercover women into several crisis pregnancy centers throughout Virginia and recorded their interactions. The investigation revealed that 71 percent of the CPCs in Virginia give out medically inaccurate information about the health consequences and effectiveness of birth control, condoms and abortion. According to the report, in addition to criticizing the use of birth control and condoms, 40 of the CPCs told women that abortion causes long-term psychological damage and leads women to develop eating disorders and drug addictions. One counselor allegedly told NARAL’s undercover investigator that if she was a certain blood type, the abortion could cause her body to create antibodies that would attack her fetus the next time she tried to get pregnant. Dolores Wisecarver, director of A Woman’s Choice in Falls Church, Va., one of the locations named by NARAL in its report, refuted the findings. Wisecarver said staff always explain to women that they are not a medical office and direct them to make an appointment at a doctor’s office, adding that they even pay for women’s doctor’s visits.
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