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Tricks to Invite Labor

Tricks to Invite Labor

If you've made it to week 40 and want to speed things along, check with your doctor and give a few home remedies a...
You Made it!

You Made it!

Because every woman is different, it is hard to determine an exact due date given that it is hard to say when you...
Leaky Boobs

Leaky Boobs

By week 39, your body is ready for baby to arrive and your breasts might start producing milk before your little one...
Full Term and Ready to Go

Full Term and Ready to Go

At week 39, you may want to hurry your little one along, but there is no need to hurry baby along, she will show up...
The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

During week 38, your ankles and feet are likely swollen, however, increased swelling or puffiness around your eyes or...
Early Term Signs of Labor

Early Term Signs of Labor

Week 37 isn't the end, yet, but it is close and some babies come early making this the moment you should be looking...
Newborn Procedures

Newborn Procedures

The moments after your baby's birth are a flurry of activity, even if your little one is born normal and healthy. They...
Lightening and Oxytocin

Lightening and Oxytocin

Week 36 can have you feeling overstuffed and ready to pop, but you've still got some growing to do and the baby has...
Vaginal Discharge Increase

Vaginal Discharge Increase

At week 35, you might be experiencing an increase in vaginal discharge. While most of us spend our time not thinking...
Monitoring Your Baby

Monitoring Your Baby

Your caregiver may want to have multiple ultrasounds done to keep tabs on your baby's growth or potential...
Varicose Veins Concerns

Varicose Veins Concerns

Varicose veins can develop anytime during pregnancy but are more common in the third trimester...
Common Pregnancy Ailments

Common Pregnancy Ailments

As your body stretches to accommodate baby your skin will be stretched tighter than ever before and as a result, you...
Getting Cramped in There

Getting Cramped in There

Week 33 has your little one practicing his skills for the outside and prepping the immune system for life outside the...
Back Pain During Pregnancy

Back Pain During Pregnancy

By week 32 your body has gone through a lot of changing including your belly size and loosening of your joints as they...
Recognizing Preeclampsia

Recognizing Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is high blood pressure caused by pregnancy that occurs in 5-8 % of all pregnancies. Uncontrolled blood...
Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave

Whether you take a few days or several months, you need to start thinking about your maternity leave plan and...
Shortness of Breath

Shortness of Breath

You might be experiencing some shortness of breath now thanks to changes happening in your body at this stage that can...
Increasing Blood Volume

Increasing Blood Volume

During week 25, your growing uterus is about the size of a basketball and has moved up and far outside the pelvis...
Creating Your Birth Plan

Creating Your Birth Plan

Creating a basic birth plan can help keep you and your caregiver on the same page and help you make on the fly changes...
Dealing with Dizziness

Dealing with Dizziness

Dizziness is often a symptom of the second half of pregnancy for many reasons. Avoiding episodes is key to preventing...
Back Pain and Swelling

Back Pain and Swelling

Week 23 is just over halfway and you definitely look pregnant and are feeling those kicks and punches. However, this...
Easing Your Aches and Pains

Easing Your Aches and Pains

You don' thave to suffer through the aches and pains of pregnancy. While you can't take the medications you might have...
Final Quarter Prep

Final Quarter Prep

One of the cooler developments during pregnancy (okay other than baby) is the placenta. Underrated, but essential to...
Heartburn and Tummy Trouble

Heartburn and Tummy Trouble

Things are getting a little cramped and your organs are losing space as your fetus starts taking over and pushing...
Talking with Family

Talking with Family

Keeping your family in the loop of your pregnancy and plans for your birth and going home is a great way to avoid...
Midway Point

Midway Point

Week 20 is the midway point on average for most pregnancies. You've probably gained about 10 or so pounds and there is...
Possible Pains

Possible Pains

If your pregnancy hasn't felt really real yet, it will likely start feeling real this week. At 19 weeks you are...
Even More Skin Changes

Even More Skin Changes

Pregnancy comes with so many changes, some of them expected and welcomed, some of them sort of surprising and possibly...
Feeling Like Yourself Again

Feeling Like Yourself Again

A few weeks into the second trimester will likely have you feeling a little more like yourself prior to pregnancy. You...
Pregnancy Amnesia is Real

Pregnancy Amnesia is Real

At 16 weeks you may notice that your memory isn't working as well as it used to, or the words you want to say are in...
Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a serious condition that can rear its ugly head in even the healthiest of pregnancies. There...
Second Trimester!

Second Trimester!

Moving into the second trimester can have you experiencing new symptoms related to your increase in blood volume and...
Skin Pigment Changes

Skin Pigment Changes

Week 13 changes include tighter clothing and darkening of your skin in certain areas thanks to an increase in estrogen.
New Second Trimester Symptoms

New Second Trimester Symptoms

As you enter your second trimester, your symptoms thus far will start to subside. These old symptoms will be replaced...
Feeling Pregnant

Feeling Pregnant

With your first trimester almost completed you are definitely feeling pregnant and possible even looking pregnant
Mom's Increasing Blood Volume

Mom's Increasing Blood Volume

During your first trimester, your body is busy increasing its blood volume to better support your pregnancy and your...
Increasing Symptom City

Increasing Symptom City

Week 9 includes an increase in symptoms as your body continues to adjust to rising levels of hormones and sharing its...
Hormones, Hormones Everywhere

Hormones, Hormones Everywhere

You may not look pregnant yet, but your hormones are shifting which causes subtle changes you'll begin to notice in...
Coping with Nausea

Coping with Nausea

Feeling nauseous during pregnancy is normal, but that doesn't mean you have to suffer through it without relief. Find...
More than Morning Sickness?

More than Morning Sickness?

If your morning sickness is extreme or hindering your ability to eat, you may have something more serious called...
Early Signs of Pregnancy

Early Signs of Pregnancy

Symptoms of early pregnancy can vary from woman to woman with some women feeling flu-like and others not noticing a...
Zygote to Blastocyst

Zygote to Blastocyst

A lot is happening in your body after ovulation but before implantation. Once the sperm and egg meet a zygote is...
Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize

Thinking fertile thoughts won't get you pregnant but keeping your eyes on the prize and planning ahead just might.
Are You Ovulating?

Are You Ovulating?

The best way to help ensure successful baby-making is to know when you are ovulating and prepped for fertilization.

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