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Between the feedings, fussing and diaper changes, the newest member of your family can keep you busy at night and interrupt your much-needed sleep.

A lack of shuteye can lead to frustration, inhibit your focus, affect your reactions and impact your mental health. In order to take care of baby, you must take care of yourself first.

These suggestions can help you and your family get the rest you need every day.

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Up to 70% of pregnant women experience morning sickness during the first trimester of their pregnancy. Some have symptoms even after the 12-week mark.

Despite its name, “morning” sickness can happen at any time of the day. The most common symptoms are nausea and vomiting, but you might also experience lethargy, acid reflux or heartburn, hunger pangs or the feeling that something is stuck in your throat.

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If you have a newborn, you know that sleep deprivation can be a problem. But understanding your baby’s sleep cycles and learning how to promote consistent, more restful sleep can help.

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Your placenta connects your baby to your uterus. It transfers nutrients, hormones and oxygen to your little one and removes fetal waste.

If your doctor says you have an “anterior” placenta, that means the placenta is located at the front of your body. And while it doesn’t create problems for your baby, an anterior placenta can complicate the process of monitoring your pregnancy.

Sometimes, an anterior placenta can “fix” itself; as the pregnancy progresses, the uterus expands and the placenta naturally shifts upward.

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Rolling. Scooting. Crawling. Pulling herself up to stand.

It’s exciting when your little one becomes more mobile. But that new range of motion makes it easier for her to touch or grab items she shouldn’t, from outlets to power cords.

Follow these tips to make your home a safe place for baby to explore.

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax