What You May Be Feeling

Dec 17, 2010 No Comments

As always, remember that every pregnancy and every woman is different. 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. You may also have […]

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What You May Be Feeling

Dec 17, 2010 No Comments

As always, remember that every pregnancy and every woman is different. You may experience all of these symptoms at one time or another, or only one or two. Some may have continued from last month, others may be new. You may also have other, less common, symptoms. Don’t be surprised, no matter what your symptoms (or lack,thereof), […]

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What You May Be Feeling

Dec 17, 2010 No Comments

While it’s true that pregnancy has its share of wonderful moments and experience to cherish, it also has a boatload (make that a boatload) of less than fabulous symptoms. Some you’re probably expecting to have (like that queasy feeling that might already be settling in). Others you’d probably never expect (like drooling – who knew?). Many […]

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Skin Care/Cravings

Dec 17, 2010 1 Comment

Your breasts are likely increase by as much as two bra size during pregnancy, so you will need to make sure that they are well supported so that they do not sag and become uncomfortable. Small bumps may appear in the skin around your nipples. These are sebaceous glands which secrete sebum, a fatty lubricant. As […]

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Your First Prenatal Visit

Dec 16, 2010 No Comments

Your first prenatal visit probably will be the longest you’ll have during your pregnancy – and definitely will be the most comprehensive. Not only will there be more tests, procedures (including several that will be performed only at the visit), and data gathering (in the form of complete medical history), but there will be more time spent […]

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Your Pregnancy Wardrobe

Dec 16, 2010 No Comments

You will find that loose ordinary clothes, in a bigger size if necessary, will see you through most of your pregnancy. A few basic garments that are interchangeable will help you achieve a variety of looks. But skirts and trousers with elasticated waists, baggy shirts, and big t-shirts in natural fibres such as cotton. Choose […]

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Birthing Choices

Dec 15, 2010 No Comments

From start (when to conceive) to finish (how to deliver), pregnancy these days is full  of personal choices. When it comes to birthing that baby, the array of options is dizzying, even in a hospital setting. Leave the hospital and there’s yet more to select from. Though your delivery preferences shouldn’t be your only criteria in picking a practitioner, […]

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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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