Women's Health

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Are you pregnant? Or are you trying to have or thinking about having a baby? This section of the Women's Health web site was created especially for you! It contains useful and practical information about preparing for pregnancy, what happens during each of the three trimesters and more.

Fetal Development
1st Trimester
2nd Trimester
3rd Trimester
Your Developing Baby
Pregnancy Complications

Labor and Birth
Managing Labor Pain
Recovering from Birth
Easy Guide to Breastfeeding (several languages available)
Proper Handling and Storage of Human Milk

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Important Links
March of Dimes
Beyond the Blues
Post Partum Depression

Pregnancy Do's and Don'ts
Drinking Alcohol and Pregnancy
Drinking Alcohol and Pregnancy (in Spanish)
Fact to Folic Acid - Frequently Asked Questions
Eating for Two

Tools (available from the National Women's Health Information Center)
Ovulation Calculator
Basal Body Temperature Chart
What Your Gynecologist Wants You to Know
Babysitter Information Form
Child Care Provider Checklist

State/National Resources
Pregnancy Information Center, CDC
Iowa Department of Public Health -Bureau of Family Health
National Women's Health Information Center
CDC's Reproductive Health Information Source
Administration for Children and Families

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Funding for this project was provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.