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Congratulations!

You're going to have a baby! The baby will change your life and the life of your family! While you and your baby's dad are waiting for the big day, take this time to learn about how to take care of yourself and the baby growing inside you during pregnancy and in the months after the baby is born. Although no one can promise you an easy pregnancy and a healthy baby, here are some important things you can do to improve your chances.

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Pregnant and need information about how to have a healthy baby? Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby is an interactive "talking book" for expectant mothers. It is equipped with audio narration and easy navigation tools for simple access and readability. The pregnancy guide offers information on a variety of topics including prenatal care, what to expect during labor and what your maternity rights are in North Carolina. Make the most of your pregnancy.

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Last updated: September 2013

 
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