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Different Birth Control Options

There are many birth control options. While the American Pregnancy Association suggests that abstinence is the only way to guarantee a woman will not become pregnant, a no-sex lifestyle is not a reasonable option for many people. Knowing the different birth control options available helps people make the right decision to fit their contraceptive needs and lifestyles.

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Diabetic Pregnancy Diet

Having diabetes while you’re pregnant means that you have to take extra care to eat the right foods. Your baby has a higher chance of gaining too much weight, which can put her at risk for preterm delivery or a difficult childbirth. Fortunately, through careful planning, you can manage your diabetes during your pregnancy.

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Best and Worst Nutrition Stories of 2010

As the year draws to a close, it’s a perfect time to look back on the nutrition stories that made headlines in 2010. From great strides forward to frightening recalls and strange rulings, it’s been an up-and-down year in nutrition news. Here are the top three best and worst nutrition stories of 2010, as chosen by the dietitian editors of www.HealthCastle.com. Top 3 Best Nutrition Stories of 2010

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Pregnancy Exercises by Month

Pregnancy can be the most stressful time in a woman’s life. Exercising through the next 40 weeks will help prepare you for labor and give you an overall sense of well-being. You’ll benefit from less constipation, sleep better and exercise will help your body to accommodate to its changing size. Be sure to discuss your exercise plans with your health care provider and take into consideration any restrictions and recommendations they have. Listen to your body—if you feel dizzy, have heart palpitations, shortness of breath or experience pelvic pressure, stop exercising immediately and contact your health care provider if the symptoms persist.