Month by Month

Changes to expect in the sixth month of pregnancy

Baby’s Growth Week 22 Your baby is working on developing two more senses, taste and touch. All her organ systems are in place, but the specialization and maturation of the systems is continuing. If your baby is a girl, her reproductive organs

Nutrition

Is pregnancy weight gain making you crazy?

As your baby grows, and your body changes to support the baby, you will gain weight. Some Women Have Tried… Instead of focusing on how much weight you are gaining, focus on eating well and getting adequate exercise Put all your scales

Healthy Pregnancy

What to do about leg cramps during pregnancy

Leg cramps may be caused by a combination of two issues. First, some experts believe that mineral deficiencies in your diet can lead to leg cramps. The minerals in question are calcium, magnesium and sodium. Secondly, decreased circulation to your legs can

Healthy Pregnancy

What to do about heartburn during pregnancy

Your growing uterus putting pressure on your digestive system, along with your sluggish digestive system, may cause you to feel uncomfortable after you eat. Although it is considered normal in pregnancy, some changes in your eating habits may help to relieve some

Healthy Pregnancy

What is lightening in pregnancy?

Towards the end of your pregnancy, your baby will move down into the pelvis to prepare for labor. This is called “engagement”, “dropping” or “lightening.” Having the baby engaged in the pelvis is not an indicator that you are going into labor.

Healthy Pregnancy

What to do about fatigue during pregnancy

Your metabolism has increased significantly as your body builds your baby, so your body’s energy demands have greatly increased. The changing hormone levels are also very demanding on your body. These work together to cause you to be very tired in early