Archive for Nine Months And Counting

4 Symptoms Of Real Labor

Dec 28, 2010 No Comments

No one knows exactly what triggers real labor (and more women are concerned with “when” than”why”), but it’s believed that a combination of factors involved. This very intricate process begins the fetus, whose brain sets off a relay of chemical messages (which probably translate into something like, “Mom, let me out of here!” ) that kicks off a […]

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Vitamin Supplements

Dec 25, 2010 No Comments

Virtually no one gets a nutritionally perfect diet everyday, especially early in pregnancy, when round-the-clock morning sickness is a common appetite suppressant, or when the little nutrition some women manage to get down often doesn’t stay down (sound familiar?).Though a daily vitamin supplement can’t take the place of a good prenatal diet, it can serve as some […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 22, 2010 No Comments

You’ll be spending more time than ever at your practitioner’s office this month with appointments scheduled weekly. These visits will be more interesting – the practitioner will estimate baby’s size  and may even venture a prediction about how close you are to delivery – with the excitement growing as you approach the big day. In […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 22, 2010 No Comments

After the 32nd week, your practitioner may ask you to come in every two weeks so your progress and your baby’s can be more closely watched. You can expect the following to be checked, depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice: Weight and blood pressure Urine, for sugar and protein Fetal […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 22, 2010 No Comments

A couple of new items are on the agenda at this month’s checkup, along with the old standards. As you enter your last trimester, you can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice: Weight and blood pressure Urine, for […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 22, 2010 No Comments

It will probably be business pretty much as usual at this month’s checkup. As you end your second trimester, you can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations, depending on your particular needs and on your practitioner’s style of practice: Weight and blood pressure Urine, for sugar and protein Fetal […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 21, 2010 No Comments

Yet another checkup, and by this time you probably know the drill. This month, you can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice: Weight and blood pressure Urine, for sugar and protein Fetal heartbeat Size and shape of uterus, […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 19, 2010 No Comments

This month, you can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice: Weight and blood pressure Urine, for sugar and protein Fetal heartbeat Size of uterus, by external palpation (feeling from the outside), to see how it correlates to due […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 19, 2010 No Comments

This month, you can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice: Weight and blood pressure Urine, for sugar and protein Fetal heartbeat Size of uterus, by external palpation (feeling from the outside) Height of fundus (the top of the […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 19, 2010 No Comments

If this is your second exam, you’ll find it will be a much shorter visit. You can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice. Weight and blood pressure Urine, for sugar and protein Hands and feet for swelling, and […]

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What You May Be Feeling

Dec 18, 2010 No Comments

You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only a few of them. Some may have continued from last month, others may be new. Still others may be hardly noticed because you’ve become so used to them and/or because you are eclipsed by new and more exciting signs indicating that labor may […]

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