Learn and Deal with the First Trimester of Pregnancy Like an Expert

Becoming a mother is bliss. Every would-be mother out there, Congratulations! The very first few weeks of pregnancy are vital for the mother-to-be. Her body starts changing to make a comfortable home for her baby for the next 9 months! Due to the immense excitement of experiencing something new, it can be a little consuming for the mother in her first trimester of pregnancy. But don’t worry, you’ll get to know all about it so that you buckle up your shoes and get going on this new journey! How does biology explain the first trimester? Usually, by the time a woman comes to know about her pregnancy, she is already more than 1 month pregnant. The first trimester of [...]

2018-02-07T12:58:19+00:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , |

Second Trimester – Prepare Your Body Well for the Honeymoon Period

The second trimester - before anything, take a look at Clara’s life!  Clara was overjoyed! She was in her second trimester of pregnancy (14th week) and the doctor had confirmed it to be a girl. She and Marc had always wanted a girl to grace their family first. Finally, she could go shopping for her maternity clothes and plan out the nursery. However, there was additional news too. Though she was regular with her exercise routine, Omega 3 content in her body was below normal range – she had to increase her consumption. So, are you nervous, as you too approach your second trimester? Well, there’s nothing to worry! During the usual 42 week gestation period – this second [...]

2018-02-07T13:06:22+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , |

Gas in pregnancy: Why this happens and what should you do if you have it

The increase in pregnancy hormones can relax the muscles throughout the body, including muscles in your digestive tract. This results to the slowing down of the digestive processes. This means that the bacteria in your tract have more time to work on the undigested food before elimination. With this extra working time, there is more fermentation, leading to more gas. Aside from the excessive hormone production during pregnancy, constipation can also slow down the bowel functions, making you feel more bloated and gassy. Gas during pregnancy can cause excruciating pain in the abdomen. The pain may stay in one area on your abdomen or travel to different parts like your back, chest or belly. It has been established that [...]

2017-08-15T10:12:21+00:00July 28th, 2017|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , , |

32 weeks pregnant

You’re at 32 weeks pregnant and looking down the road to your delivery date... At 32 weeks pregnant you will be only a few of weeks away and you will be holding your little bundle of joy in your arms. Your baby has a little further to go however, and you have some more preparation to make. Baby’s growth at 32 weeks pregnant Your baby is at the stage where she is putting on about half a pound per week. She needs to arrive at her normal birth weight by the delivery date. She has grown up to about 42 centimeters in length, and is weighing close to 4 pounds. Depending on the size of those in the family, your [...]

2017-07-14T06:19:04+00:00January 2nd, 2016|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , , |

16 weeks pregnant

Changes experienced by a pregnant woman at 16 weeks pregnant... At 16 weeks pregnant, your body is definitely undergoing noticeable changes, as your uterus now sits halfway between your navel and your pubic bone. As your uterus grows and goes into position, the ligaments that support your uterus thicken and stretch. As you enter the 16th week of your pregnancy, you will feel a whole lot better compared to the first three months of your pregnancy. Pregnancy symptoms like nausea and vomiting will either subside or completely disappear. You will also have fewer mood swings and you will have overall sense of well being. During this time, you will feel that your pelvic area is getting heavy and firm. [...]

2017-07-06T05:53:12+00:00December 31st, 2015|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , |

21 weeks pregnant

Learning more about the changes you experience at 21 weeks pregnant... Pregnancy is a great experience for both pregnant couples and their child. At 21 weeks pregnant, you might want to start going to antenatal classes. There are a lot of antenatal classes that you can attend. You can simply ask your midwife or health care provider about any local groups in your area. You can get support from members of antenatal classes. With a support group, you can share experiences with other pregnant women. Aside from gaining friends, you will also learn about breathing techniques, pain relief during labor, and delivery options. Body changes you experience at 21 weeks pregnant At 21 weeks, your baby will start to [...]

2017-07-06T05:55:06+00:00December 30th, 2015|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , , |

7 weeks pregnant

Can you believe that you are almost 2 months pregnant..? At 7 weeks pregnant your body is going through all kinds of changes as your baby is growing and developing. This article will discuss is happening to both you and your baby during your seventh week of pregnancy. Your baby at 7 weeks pregnant Your baby is about a quarter of an inch now and roughly the size of a blueberry. This may seem pretty small still, but in the grand scheme of things, your baby is 10,000 times bigger than it was when he/she was first conceived.  Your baby is starting to form eyelid folds which partially cover the eyes, which already have some color, though the actual [...]

2017-07-06T06:04:40+00:00December 28th, 2015|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , , , |

14 weeks pregnant

You are now 14 weeks pregnant... Reaching 14 weeks pregnant your early pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness are starting to decrease, but you may start to experience new symptoms as well and you may start to notice a slight “baby bump.” In the following article we will discuss what you can expect at fourteen weeks. Your baby At 14 weeks of pregnancy your baby is now able to open and close it’s now fully formed mouth and is working on those sucking reflexes. as well facial expressions. He or she is about the size of an average clenched fist or a lemon, approximately 3.4 inches and weighs about 1.52 ounces or 42 grams. Your baby can now clench [...]

2017-07-06T06:09:51+00:00December 26th, 2015|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , , |

2 weeks pregnant

At 2 weeks pregnant you may or may not actually be aware that you are pregnant... If you have been trying to conceive you might have some idea, but if this is an ‘unexpected pregnancy” you might be completely unaware at this point. Either way, you have a little life growing and developing inside you. This article will discuss what you can expect at 2 weeks pregnant for both you and your baby. Although some say you are not even “technically” pregnant at this point. Your healthcare provider will calculate your baby’s due date from the first day of your previous menstrual cycle. It is difficult to tell if conception has actually taken place at this point as it [...]

2017-07-06T06:10:51+00:00December 26th, 2015|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , , |

Pregnancy symptoms week by week

We discuss your pregnancy symptoms week by week... Finding out you're pregnant is one of the most joyful moments of your life. But it can also be stressful as your body is going through many changes. There is new life growing inside you and yes, it will cause some strain on your body. You will be experiencing multiple symptoms, many at once. The following article will discuss your pregnancy symptoms week by week. Early Symptoms missed period nausea and vomiting swollen, tender breasts spotting fatigue dizzy spells or fainting headache or backaches food cravings sensitivity to smells frequent urination mood swings darkening of areolas Once you have determined that you are in fact expecting a baby, you should find [...]

2017-07-06T07:52:59+00:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , , , |