I want to thank you to both the audience of this website and the community of families and midwives who have been supportive of my ongoing educational pursuits. I am thrilled to share that in June I defended my dissertation and in July
You wake up in the middle of the night because you are having contractions that are too strong to sleep through. Will you: Use Heat to Lessen the Pain Applying heat to a source of pain can be effective in reducing the
Baby’s Growth Week 27 Your baby is at a point of rapid brain growth, and he still needs to mature several systems. The lungs and liver are continuing their development, and the immune system is improving. Week 28 The rapid brain growth
Baby’s Growth Week 31 Over the next two weeks he will mature enough that his chances of survival if born early will be pretty good. About 30% of triplets and 10% of twins are born at this time, however most often it
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
Baby’s Growth Week 18 Two exciting things happen around this week: your baby may be developed enough to see and to hear. Your baby uses these skills before she is born as a way to familiarize herself with the environment she will
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
You woke up with some gentle contractions and ignored them all through lunch. Its almost dinner time and the contractions are beginning to demand your attention. What would you do?
Learn about the changes you can expect during the fourth month of pregnancy.