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Fetal Development

At this point the baby will be cleaned and checked for good health before being placed on its mother's chest to rest and bond.


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Cutting Back on Salt

The USDA recommends 2,400 mg or less of sodium (salt) a day. If you need to limit the amount of salt and sodium in your diet, here are some suggestions from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute:

  • Read the food labels to help you pick foods lower in sodium.

  • Pay attention to the serving size listed on the label. If you eat two cups of a food, but the serving size is one cup, you'll need to double the amount of sodium listed.

  • Look for foods that use one of these terms on the label: sodium-free, very low sodium, low sodium, reduced sodium, light in sodium or unsalted.

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High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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