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8 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Family

If you are questioning whether you are ready to start a family, consider what you will need in all aspects of your life in order to be most prepared for a child. More than one-third of all pregnancies in the United State are unplanned, according to the Center for Disease Control. That includes 23% of pregnancies in married women who were not planning on starting a family. If you are taking the steps to prepare for a family, then you are already a step ahead. In order to ready yourself for first-time parenthood, it’s important to ask yourself some key questions to determine when the time is right for you to get pregnant.

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During Each Stage of Pregnancy, How Much Exercise is Safe?

Maintaining a routine by exercising while you’re pregnant is a great idea. But learning how to distinguish what is considered safe during each trimester will be key to keeping you and your baby healthy. When you’re pregnant, exercising will benefit you and your baby. In addition to keeping your body healthy, if you exercise while pregnant, you may lower your risk for preeclampsia and prenatal depression. Exercising can also leave you feeling more energetic, prevent back pain, and get your body better prepared for childbirth. But before you start a workout program, talk to your physician to learn about safety precautions to protect you and your baby during each stage of your pregnancy.

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