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Your First Trimester 2

The March of Dimes recommends avoiding the following foods when you’re pregnant: Raw shark, swordfish, tilefish, and other fish that can be high in mercury Raw or undercooked eggs Unpasteurized juices Unpasteurized cheese Raw sprouts Herbal supplements Herbal teas 

Your High-Risk Baby and Expressing Milk

Most mothers find they get more milk in less time when using a hospital-grade, electric breast pump with a double collection kit when providing milk for high-risk newborns.

Your Second Trimester 1

Stretch marks may appear on your abdomen, and the skin around your nipples will darken in this trimester. 

Your Third Trimester 1

In your last trimester, you may feel short of breath or the need to use the bathroom more often. This is normal. Your growing baby is putting pressure on your organs. 

Zika and Pregnancy Planning

There is no vaccine to prevent Zika infection. If you are planning a pregnancy, you’ll need to take steps to take to protect yourself and your partner.