Pregnancy

Ten Ways to Take Care of Yourself in Pregnancy

Ten Ways to Take Care of Yourself in Pregnancy

12:45, 31 October 2017

Throughout pregnancy, you and your baby will be happier, healthier and saner if you do the following:   Keep your blood sugar level up by eating whole, healthy foods and plenty of protein. Do this in small, frequent meals throughout the day. Vary your diet as much as possible....

Pregnancy And Headaches

Pregnancy And Headaches

19:15, 23 October 2017

Headaches During Pregnancy: Causes And Treatment   Headaches are one of the most common discomforts experienced during pregnancy. Headaches may occur at any time during your pregnancy, but they tend to be most common during the first and third trimesters.   What...

Traveling While Pregnant

Traveling While Pregnant

19:15, 23 October 2017

Fears About Flying   Unless you have complications, such as placenta previa or a history of preterm labor, flying while pregnant is perfectly safe--at least for a while, says Paige Long Sharps, MD, an ob-gyn at Montefiore Medical Center, in New York City. But timing is...

Are You Getting Enough Calcium During Pregnancy?

Are You Getting Enough Calcium During Pregnancy?

19:15, 23 October 2017

8 Ways to Sneak in Calcium   Like most kids, you were likely taught to drink your milk. Stronger bones, better teeth -- your parents probably gave you plenty of reasons to drink up. But now that you're a parent yourself, it may have been a while since you drank the white stuff...

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 35-40

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 35-40

15:04, 16 October 2017

Week 35   Baby: Your baby's lungs are almost fully developed. It's still building fat deposits beneath its skin to keep warm after it leaves your womb.   Mom-to-be: Your uterus is about 6 inches above your navel. By now, you've probably gained 24-29...

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 31-34

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 31-34

18:36, 03 October 2017

Week 31   Baby: Your baby can hear distinct sounds, including familiar voices and music.   Mom-to-be: Your uterus now fills a large part of your abdomen, and you've probably gained 21-27 pounds. You're probably anticipating the birth -- it won't be long...

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 26-30

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 26-30

11:58, 02 October 2017

Week 28   Baby: Your baby measures about 10 inches from crown to rump, or a total length of about 15.75 inches from head to toe, and weighs about 2.4 pounds. Brain waves show rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which means your baby may be dreaming. Eyelids are opening. Branches...

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 21-25

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 21-25

13:44, 29 September 2017

Week 21   Baby: Your baby is steadily gaining fat to keep warm. Growth rate is slowing down, but its organs are still maturing. Your baby's oil glands are making a waxy film, called the vernix caseosa, that covers the skin to keep it supple in the amniotic fluid. Buds for...

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 17-20

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 17-20

17:28, 27 September 2017

Week 17   Baby: Your baby now has doubled in weight in the last two weeks. Fat begins to form, helping your baby's heat production and metabolism. The lungs are beginning to exhale amniotic fluid, and the circulatory and urinary systems are working. Hair on the head, eyebrows,...

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 13-16

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 13-16

18:24, 14 October 2017

Week 13   Baby: Your baby is growing quickly! Eyes are moving into position, the ankles and wrists have formed, and though the head is still disproportionately big, the rest of the body is starting to catch up.   Mom-to-be: Your uterus has grown a lot. It's...

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 9-12

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 9-12

18:24, 14 October 2017

9 Weeks Pregnant   Baby: Your baby is about the size of a peanut. The head is more erect, and the neck is more developed. During an ultrasound, you might see how your baby moves, even though you can't feel it yet.   Mom-to-be: Your uterus is continuing to grow,...

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 5-8

Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Weeks 5-8

16:53, 19 September 2017

Week 5   Baby: Your baby is still tiny, but its heart, brain, spinal cord, muscle, and bones are beginning to develop. The placenta, which nourishes your baby, and the amniotic sac, which provides a warm and safe environment where your baby can move easily, are still forming, too....

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