Archive for December, 2010

Approximately 36 to 40 Weeks

Dec 15, 2010 No Comments

Your Baby This Month Week 36. Weighing about 6 pounds and measuring somewhere around 20 inches tall, your baby is almost ready to be served up into your arms. Right now, most of baby’s system (from circulatory to musculoskeletal) are just about equipped for life on the outside. Though the digestive system is ready to roll, too, […]

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Approximately 32 To 35 Weeks

Dec 15, 2010 2 Comments

Your Baby This Month Week 32. This week your baby is tipping the scales at almost 4 pounds and topping out at just about 19 inches. And growing isn’t the only thing on the agenda these days. While you’re busy getting everything ready for baby’s arrival, baby’s busy prepping for that big debut, too. In […]

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The Health Professionals

Dec 15, 2010 No Comments

Now that you are at the end of the first trimester and your pregnancy is a visible state, you should start to familiarize yourself with  some of the professionals with whom you will regularly be interacting. During pregnancy, and after the birth, a number of different people will be involved in your care. How many you see will […]

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Keep Yourself Fit For 2

Dec 14, 2010 2 Comments

Regular, gentle exercise has an important part  to play in keeping you fit during pregnancy and will help you get back in to shape after the birth. Remember, if you ever feel faint, light-headed or breathless while you are exercising you must stop immediately. If you have not been taking exercise, start swimming, or take up […]

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Being At Your Best Looks In Pregnancy

Dec 13, 2010 1 Comment

You may find that your hair behaves in a rather unpredictable way while you are pregnant. Hormones changes mean that your hair may appear thicker than usual, or in some woman the opposite happens and the hair loss increases so that the hair looks thinner. Dry hair may become even drier and oily hair more […]

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Scans/Twins

Dec 13, 2010 No Comments

At around 16 weeks you will probably be offered an ultrasound scan so that you can see your baby for the first time. A scan can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy, but is usually offered between 16 and 20 weeks (although a dating scan may be offered as early as ten weeks). […]

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Special Tests During Early Weeks Of Pregnancy

Dec 03, 2010 No Comments

Your blood will have be tested at your booking -in appointment to determine your blood group and to establish its rhesus (Rh) status. The rhesus status of your blood depends on whether or not it possesses the rhesus factor. If the factor is present,  your blood is Rh-positive, and if it’s absent, your blood is […]

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Approximately 28 To 31 Weeks

Dec 02, 2010 1 Comment

Your Baby This Month Week 28. This week, your amazing baby has reached two and a half pounds and may be almost 16 inches long. Baby’s skill of the week : blinking. Yes, along with the other tricks in a growing repertoire that already including coughing, sucking, hiccupping, and taking practice breaths, your baby can […]

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Approximately 23 To 27 Weeks

Dec 02, 2010 No Comments

Your Baby This Month Week 23 . A window into your womb would reveal that your baby’s skin is a bit saggy, hanging, loosely from his or her little body. That’s because skin grows faster than fat develops, and there’s not much fat to fill that skin out yet. But don’t worry – the fat […]

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7 Common Discomforts During Pregnancy

Dec 02, 2010 2 Comments

As your body prepares itself for birth, you may experience some physical effects. These are perfectly normal, can usually be dealt with easily, and should not leave any long lasting effects, but knowing the reason for complaint can often help in dealing with it. 1.Backache. This can occur at any time, but usually happens when you try to compensate […]

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Terms And Abbreviations

Dec 02, 2010 No Comments

The following terms and abbreviations may appear on your maternity record. AFP  : Alpha-fetoprotein. BP  : Blood Pressure. Cephalic  : Fetal head is nearest the cervix. Cx  : Cervix. EDD  : Estimated date of delivery. FHH  : Fetal heart heard. FMF  : Fetal movement felt. Height Fundus  : The distance from the pelvis to the […]

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