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Your Developing Body

A woman’s body does amazing things in order to bring a new life into the world. You’ll need to know how your reproductive system functions to support your baby’s growth. And you should also understand how pregnancy affects your heart, lungs, and other body systems. Just click on the body part and detailed information will appear below.

Teeth and Gums During Pregnancy

Some of the hormones of pregnancy can make your gums swell and bleed. But keep flossing and brushing, perhaps with a softer brush. You should also keep up with your regular dentist visits. Pregnant women are at greater risk for cavities and gum disease. And don’t worry if you need local anesthesia, just let the dentist know so that precautions can be taken.

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