Friday, August 28, 2009

H1N1 and Pregnancy

If your pregnant you really need to get educated on the seasonal and H1N1 flu's. Pregnant women are in a high risk group. The best prevention and recommendations are vaccinations. In addition you should take measures to minimize exposure. Vigorous hand washing, cough etiquette, stay away from sick people, know when to seek medical care and see your doctor. If you have a fever, cough , sore throat you should contact your health care provider . Ask your OB about immunizations for both flu's. See the latest information at the following websites.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Finding out your pregnant; yikes now what???

When you first find out your pregnant, you may be shocked or feel a variety of mixed emotions. This can be a very exciting time, you may feel happy, sad, not ready, or simply not know what to do first. If you have been trying to get pregnant for a long time, then of course you'll be excited and happy. If you were not trying to get pregnant and it just happened, you may have different feelings. Other factors that may influence how you feel may be the amount of support you have from family, friends, and your relationship with your partner. You should also not feel trapped and know you have choices. Its your body and your life. Having a child is a major life event that will change your life forever. Trust and open communication is critical for any healthy relationship.