40 weeks pregnant

At 40 weeks pregnant you are finally at the completion of your pregnancy..! You are excited, exhausted and anxious to finally hold your tiny baby in your arms. You probably have a lot of questions and concerns about this final week of pregnancy. This article will discuss what you can expect for  you and your baby at 40 weeks pregnant. Your baby at 40 weeks pregnant At 40 weeks pregnant your baby is ready to make its first official appearance. He/she weighs anywhere between 7-9 pounds and is about 19-22 inches in length. At birth your baby’s eyesight will only have developed enough to see about 2.5cm away do they won’t be able to clearly see your face. However, [...]

2017-07-06T05:31:09+00:00January 23rd, 2016|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , |

39 weeks pregnant

At 39 weeks pregnant you are probably more than ready to go give birth... At 39 weeks pregnant you’re tired, anxious and most of all, ready to finally meet your baby. You are probably starting to experience some early signs of labor, and still be experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions. It is important to pay attention to what your body, and your baby, are trying to tell you. In this article we will discuss what you can expect during your thirty-ninth week of pregnancy. Your baby at 39 weeks At 39 weeks pregnant your baby is now considered “full term” and has pretty much stopped growing. He/she weighs anywhere between 8 and 9 pounds and is approximately 19-21 inches long. [...]

2017-07-06T05:31:43+00:00January 23rd, 2016|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , , |

38 weeks pregnant

We will discuss what you will experience during your 38 weeks of pregnancy... At 38 weeks pregnant, you are more than ready to deliver. Your are tired, wobbly, uncomfortable and most of all, ready to finally meet your baby.  You may be experiencing anxiety and find yourself running around in a frenzy as your nesting instinct takes over. This is perfectly normal. Your baby at 38 weeks pregnant Your baby weighs close to seven pounds and is about 21 inches long. He/she is continuing to shed the remaining vernix and laugo and swallow the remaining amniotic fluid which will be processed in the intestines and, after birth, will become your baby’s first bowel movement. And in case you were [...]

2017-07-06T05:32:26+00:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , |

37 weeks pregnant

You are now entering your final month of your pregnancy... You should have gained between 25-35 pounds by this time and you are definitely feeling it! Your nesting instinct has kicked in by now as you are busy running around preparing for your little one. And you may be experiencing bouts of worry or anxiety, and even having trouble sleeping. Don’t worry, this is par for the course at the end of your pregnancy. The following article will discuss your baby’s progress at 37 weeks pregnant as well as what you can expect to be feeling, and thinking, as you enter the last few weeks of your pregnancy. Your baby at 37 weeks pregnant At 37 weeks pregnant your [...]

2017-07-06T05:34:06+00:00January 18th, 2016|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , |

36 weeks pregnant

You are now nearing the end of your eighth month of pregnancy... You are wavering from feeling tired to having sudden bursts of energy. Your “nesting” instinct is beginning to kick in and you may be feeling restless and having some anxiety about your impending birth process. Every expectant mother goes through this, so relax. In this article, we will discuss what you can expect at 36 weeks pregnant. Your baby at 36 weeks pregnant Your baby is approximately 20 inches long and weighs about six pounds. The head and the rest of the bones are still fairly soft so they can fit through the birth canal, but the bones will strengthen over the next few years. Your baby’s [...]

2017-08-09T11:59:36+00:00January 6th, 2016|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , , |

35 weeks pregnant

What you can expect during your thirty-fifth week of pregnancy... 35 weeks pregnant already? Can you believe it? By now your baby is almost fully developed and focusing on gaining that healthy birth weight. You may start to experience early labor signs so it is important to pay attention to your body. Your baby at 35 weeks pregnant At 35 weeks pregnant your baby is about 20 inches long and weighs about 5 ½ pounds.  Your baby looks pretty much like a newborn now, and has about 15% fat on their body now. This will double to 30% by the time they are born. He/she is now working on perfecting their suckling movements so he/she will be ready for [...]

2017-07-06T05:42:02+00:00January 5th, 2016|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , |

Braxton hicks

Braxton Hicks contractions are irregular contractions of the uterus... You may have heard the term “Braxton Hicks” before, but until you discovered you were pregnant, you didn’t pay much attention. However, this is something that could very realistically happen during your pregnancy. In this article we will discuss the symptoms and causes of Braxton Hicks contractions so you will be more familiar should you in fact experience them at some point in your mid to late pregnancy. What are Braxton Hicks Contractions? Braxton Hicks contractions are irregular contractions of the uterus that can occur in the second or third trimester of the pregnancy. They tend to mainly occur during physical activity when the uterus tightens for 30-60 seconds starting [...]

2017-07-06T05:58:11+00:00December 30th, 2015|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , , |