Many women worry about appropriate weight gain during pregnancy and are concerned about what is too much or too little. In 1990, the Institute of Medicine issued guidelines that outlined how much weight a woman should gain during pregnancy based on her pre-pregnancy body-mass index. To maintain a healthy weight, women should consume about 300 extra calories each day, as … [Read more...] about Why Am I Gaining So Much Weight During Pregnancy?
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From the early '90s, the teen birth rate has declined 38 percent until January 2009 when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that the teen pregnancy rate showed its first increase in 14 years between 2005 and 2006. The cost of teen pregnancy is high--financially and emotionally--on the teens and their families. Here are some things you can do in an effort to prevent … [Read more...] about Preventing Teen Pregnancy