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Dave & Laura
We have been blessed to adopt a beautiful baby boy. We have had a wonderful experience. We wouldn't have found a match so quickly without using ParentProfiles. We used Extreme Exposure which gave us alot of contacts. We went active at the end of November 2009 and our birthfamily found us in March of 2010 & our little guy was born at the beginning of April 2010. more ...

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Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby

Your Health and Your Unborn Child

Most anyone knows that for a pregnant woman, your health is of utmost importance to the health of your unborn child. While you are pregnant, your body is undergoing major construction. Laying down a strong place for your fetus to grow and mature and making sure that you give it all the nutrients he or she needs. When people say that you are eating for two, they are right in more ways than they may think.

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We are a family of 3 eager to grow our family again with an open adoption! We adopted our son 2 years ago and he can't wait to be the protective big brother! We admire your strength and courage for considering adoption.

If you are planning on becoming pregnant, a lot of studies have shown that taking the correct vitamins ahead of time can help you obtain a healthy pregnancy once you conceive. One of these important nutrients every new mommy-to-be needs is Folic Acid. Folic Acid is an amazing B vitamin that has been known to help reduce chances of your baby developing neural-tube defects such as spina bifida. Most prenatal vitamins contain a good amount of folic acid, but if you are looking to add it to your diet, some folate-rich foods are citrus, broccoli, spinach, grains or fortified breads and cereals.

Along with getting the important nutrients to maintain a healthy pregnancy you want to be sure to get enough exercise. Some studies have shown that a decent amount of walking or exercising while you are pregnant may help you during delivery and even on your road to recovering after baby arrives.

One of the most important things that any current mother or doctor can tell you is hydration during pregnancy. While you are pregnant, drinking lots of water has lots of great benefits. Besides the fact that you probably already have to go to the bathroom all of the time as it is, proper hydration also helps aid in maintaining the right amount of amniotic fluid around your baby in the womb. After pregnancy, drinking lots of fluids can also help you keep up a decent milk supply if you are nursing.

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