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Healthy Pregnancy
— Womenshealth.gov has created this site for expectant mothers. It provides information on fertility and birth control, each trimester of pregnancy, preparing for a new baby, childbirth, postpartum care, and financial help.

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Body Image: Loving Your Body Before, During, and After Your Pregnancy (Copyright © American Pregnancy Association)

— This publication discusses the importance of being comfortable with your body before pregnancy. It also explains what you can do to continue to love your body through all the major changes of pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Eating Disorders During Pregnancy (Copyright © American Pregnancy Association)
— This publication explains how eating disorders affect fertility and pregnancy. It also provides information on what you can do to ensure the health of both you and your baby before, during, and after pregnancy.

Eating During Pregnancy (Copyright © Nemours Foundation)
— This publication explains the importance of eating well during pregnancy. It includes information about nutrients your body needs, food cravings, and foods and beverages that should be avoided during pregnancy.

Stretch Marks (Copyright © Mayo Clinic)
— This Web page gives information about stretch marks, which are common in pregnancy or weight gain. Information includes causes, treatment, and lifestyle remedies for stretch marks.

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