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Strong Start Program - American Association of Birth Centers
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You’re in your last trimester and wondering, how will I ever make it to the end? The weight of the baby is making you tired and you need some relief – now! By learning how to use a wrap, you can support your growing abdomen and back throughout your…

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AABC Strong Start is a program available at many Birth Centers throughout the US. As a Birth Center client, you receive high quality prenatal care and learn to lower your risk of having your infant too early. The Strong Start goal is to help you to have the healthiest baby you can by giving you the support, help, and info you need to become and stay healthy during pregnancy. Also, by being in the Strong Start program, you can help us learn what type of prenatal care may help future mothers avoid delivering a premature baby.

information about AABC Strong Start, and visit http://strong-start.org

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Pregnant and love being outdoors in the sun?  Whether you’re walking, biking, swimming, or just enjoying a picnic, please follow these precautions. Use sunscreen: The best choices of sunscreen are creams and lotions containing zinc oxide.  Avoid sunscreen…

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Most new parents stress over what to name their newborn baby.  Many factors will need to be considered – from making relatives happy to avoiding embarrassing initials and nicknames.  Start discussing names with your partner as soon as possible.  Parents…

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By interacting with your unborn child, you will help your baby grow and get to know your baby better.  Reading, talking, and singing to your baby will help your baby’s brain to develop. Here are some activities you can use to bond with your unborn child:…

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Having a baby will cause your life to change.  You will experience feelings of highs and lows over the next few weeks.  Some women experience mild depression and mood swings as they are adjusting to their new life, which is perfectly normal and is…

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If you are having a normal pregnancy and you want a more natural birth, water birth, or want to give birth at a birth center or at home, you may be considering a midwife.  A midwife can give you care through your pregnancy, birth, and after your baby is…

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By breastfeeding, you will be providing your baby with the best food for healthy growth.  Breast milk has the right amount of protein, sugar, fat, and most vitamins a baby needs with all nutrients in the perfect balance.  Some benefits come from the…

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Babywearing is the practice of wearing or carrying a baby in a sling or other type of carrier.  One benefit is for parents to feel closer to their babies.  This can lead to easier breastfeeding and calmer babies.  The rhythm of the parent when walking…

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I was checking out at my chiropractor’s office the other day when one of the staff members approached me.  She told me that she and her husband want to start planning a pregnancy.  She likes the idea of a birth center, but this will be her first baby. …
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