Pregnancy Introduction

As pregnancy advances, your body changes to accommodate your baby's growth and prepare itself for birth. In this chapter, you will learn about the normal changes that occur during the third trimester, how to stay healthy, and warning signs that would require a call to your healthcare provider.

Topics include:

  • Anatomy: How your body supports your baby
  • Discomforts: Their causes and how to ease them
  • Nutrition: Healthy eating and foods to avoid
  • Warning Signs: When to call your healthcare provider
  • Body Mechanics: How to move safely and comfortably
  • Exercises: Stretch and strengthen your body for labor
  • Special-Attention Pregnancies: Tips for a high-risk pregnancy, including twins

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