11 Important Decisions to Make During Pregnancy

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by Erin Dower

Decisions, decisions! Once the exciting news of your pregnancy sets in, it's time to sit down and consider some important questions about everything from your birth plan to your baby's name. Take a step-by-step look at some of the decisions facing parents-to-be (and let us help you make them!).

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Where Should I Give Birth?


Picturing where you'll give birth isn't exactly something most women dream of years in advance. Explore whether you would like your baby to be born in a hospital, birthing center, or at home. Get recommendations from friends, visit the places you're considering, and check with your insurance plan to confirm your coverage early on in your pregnancy. Many times, the question of where to give birth involves who you would like to deliver your child: an obstetrician/gynecologist, a nurse-midwife, a midwife, or some combination of these professionals. Get more information on choosing a doctor and where to deliver your baby.

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September 1, 2014



Don't forget to hydrate! Forego sugary juices and sodas and pack a bottle of water in your child's lunch. If your child likes a little more flavor, spice it up with lemon, lime, cucumbers, or fresh fruit.

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