Rh Incompatibility

Rh incompatibility can occur when a mother’s Rh factor is negative and her fetus’s Rh factor is positive. Rh factor is a protein on red blood cells and is indicated after a person’s blood type as being either positive or negative. For example, if a woman’s blood type is AB- then she has a negative…

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Caloric Intake During Pregnancy

Recent studies are showing that only 1/3 of women are gaining the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy, with 21% gaining too little, and 48% gaining too much. It is generally recommended that, in the first trimester, no additional calories are required per day, during the second trimester 340 additional calories are recommended per day,…

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