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
Learn about the changes you can expect during the fourth month of pregnancy.
Your need for oxygen increases during pregnancy, but your uterus expands restricting the amount of oxygen you can take in with each breath. Some Women Have Tried… Do deep abdominal breathing, trying to get the most oxygen possible with each breath. Change
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
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
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.
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
Swelling is a normal part of pregnancy. Your circulatory system is relaxed and sluggish, which can contribute to fluid retention. Swelling is also a healthy way your body helps support the extra blood volume in the week or two before you give
There is no way to prevent stretch marks. They are scar tissues caused by the over-stretching of the skin. You may experience them on your abdomen, breasts or upper legs. Some Women Have Tried… The most important thing you can do is