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LIVELINES: WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE ISSUES

Get ready for another hot dry week across the Tennessee Valley. And while this time of year can be tough for all of us, it can be especially difficult for pregnant women.

OB/GYN Dr. Kirk Brody was our guest this morning.

He said the most common problem with pregnant women during this time of year is dehydration. Dr. Brody said expectant moms should drink at least 10-12 glasses of water a day.

Heat exhaustion can lead to serious conditions like -fetal malformations,

deformities, and the third trimester concern is pre-term labor.

KIRK BRODY

629-9743

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