18 weeks pregnant

18 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 18 Weeks Pregnant When you are 18 weeks pregnant your uterus is about the size of a cantaloupe. Your uterus can be felt just below your belly button. You may feel your baby move, and may even feel when he or she has hiccups! Your body is working harder to pump […]

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19 weeks pregnant

19 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 19 Weeks Pregnant Around 19 weeks pregnant, many women wonder whether having sex will hurt their developing baby, and the answer is no. Sex is considered safe at all stages of pregnancy, as long as your pregnancy is normal. Many expectant women find that their desire for sex fluctuates during the […]

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20 weeks pregnant

20 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 20 Weeks Pregnant When you are 20 weeks pregnant, you may notice a darkening of the line between your belly button and pubic area (linea nigra). It will fade after delivery. As your baby grows, pressure is being put on your lungs, stomach, bladder and kidneys; causing frequent urination, a shortness […]

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21 weeks pregnant

21 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 21 Weeks Pregnant You’re at 21 weeks pregnant! At your prenatal appointment your provider has probably been measuring the height of your uterus (fundal height) since it appeared above your pubic bone. After about 20 weeks pregnant, this measurement generally correlates with your due date. Fundal height measurements assess growth from […]

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22 weeks pregnant

22 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 22 Weeks Pregnant At 22 weeks pregnant, you are still feeling pretty good and active. If you are still having aches and pains or feel like you are slowing down you may want to look into some different remedies for the problems you’re experiencing. You will begin to gain weight more […]

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23 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 23 Weeks Pregnant At 23 weeks pregnant, Braxton Hicks contractions may start appearing now. They are usually tightenings in your lower abdomen similar to menstrual cramps. These contractions may last from 15 seconds to one minute, keep track of them. You need to inform your doctor if they last longer than […]

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24 Weeks Pregnant

24 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 24 Weeks Pregnant At 24 weeks pregnant the top of your uterus reaches just above your navel. Your baby’s movements are obvious at this point in your pregnancy. You may be starting to gain quite a bit of weight. Keep concentrating on healthy foods and low impact exercising. The average weight […]

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25 weeks pregnant

25 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 25 Weeks Pregnant During week 25 of pregnancy, you will be starting to show more and your skin begins stretching to accommodate your changing body. Make sure you keep your skin hydrated to ease or avoid itching associated with your enlarged belly. When you’re 25 weeks pregnant, you may also experience […]

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26 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 26 Weeks Pregnant At 26 weeks pregnant, your uterus is now about 2½ inches above your belly button. Your weight gain will increase to about a pound per week. You may also experience rib pain, indigestion, heartburn, or stitch-like pains down the sides of your abdomen as your uterine muscle stretches. […]

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27 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 27 Pregnant At 27 weeks pregnant, you are getting larger which means your pelvic muscles are strained. To keep them strengthened, which will assist tremendously in the birth process, practice Kegel exercises. They also strengthen the bladder muscles, which can help alleviate incontinence. To help identify the muscles involved, think about […]

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28 weeks pregnant

28 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 28 Weeks Pregnant When you are 28 weeks pregnant, you have probably gained between 15 and 25 pounds. You may be experiencing leg cramps and mild swelling of ankles and feet, shortness of breath, lower abdominal pain, varicose veins, heartburn and indigestion. You may also be feeling Braxton Hicks contractions in […]

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29 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 29 Weeks Pregnant At 29 weeks pregnant your uterus is now about 3 and a half to four inches above your belly button. You should be paying attention to your baby’s movements, you will notice patterns of rest and wakefulness in your baby. If you notice any abnormal movement patterns or […]

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37 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 37 Weeks Pregnant By 37 weeks of pregnancy, most pregnancies are considered “full term.” In most cases, nothing will be done to stop your labor once it starts. If you are having your first baby your baby may have “dropped” lower into your pelvis. Usually, in a woman who has already […]

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30 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 30 Weeks Pregnant At 30 weeks pregnant, you may be experiencing constipation. Constipation is a common complaint of pregnancy. The pregnancy hormones that allow you to maintain your pregnancy also slow the digestive process considerably. Exercising regularly and eating foods high in fiber is important and will help keep you regular. […]

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31 Weeks Pregnant

31 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 31 Weeks Pregnant At 31 weeks pregnant, the waiting (and sometimes anxiety) begins. You’re a few short weeks away from giving birth, and may be having mixed emotions. This is completely normal, especially for a first timer. Talk about it with your care provider if you feel especially overwhelmed. You’ll need […]

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32 weeks pregnant

32 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 32 Weeks Pregnant At 32 weeks pregnant, your uterus is measuring about 5 inches above your navel and is pushing your organs every which way (wherever there is room). This may cause heartburn or constipation. In order to lessen the symptoms of constipation, drink lots of water and eat plenty of […]

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33 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 33 Weeks Pregnant By week 33 of pregnancy, about half a pound a week of your weight gain is going to your baby. You may be feeling very tired, and have Braxton Hicks contractions in preparation for labor. Your pelvis may feel pressure from your baby, causing aches and discomfort. Your […]

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34 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 34 Weeks Pregnant During week 34 of pregnancy, you might notice more swelling than you had before, especially in your ankles, fingers, and face. Continue to drink lots of fluids (water is best), and rest when you can with your feet elevated. Remember, if you notice sudden, extreme swelling in any […]

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35 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 35 Weeks Pregnant Around 35 weeks pregnant, you also might be experiencing more discomfort from hemorrhoids caused by the increased pressure of your growing baby on the veins in your rectum. You might also be constipated, which makes hemorrhoids worse because you might strain for a bowel movement. Try to avoid […]

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36 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 36 Weeks Pregnant When you are 36 weeks pregnant, you may begin to see your health care provider every week. Your doctor may give you an internal exam to determine if cervical effacement (thinning of the cervix) or cervical dilation (opening of the cervix) has begun. Lightening (also called engagement) may […]

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38 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 38 Weeks Pregnant By the time you are 38 weeks pregnant, you may be going to the bathroom more than ever. Your bladder is extremely compressed as your baby is pressing on it As your due date approaches, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with what to expect in […]

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39 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 39 Weeks Pregnant At 39 weeks pregnant, you should be watching for signs of labor. False labor contractions, which may be as painful and as strong as labor contractions, may begin this week. False labor contractions can get better if you change positions. Braxton Hicks contractions may become more pronounced. These […]

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40 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 40 Weeks Pregnant Now that you’re 40 weeks pregnant, you’ve made it to your due date. 95 percent of babies are born either in the two week period before or after their due date. Each care provider has specific instructions about when to call and when to come in to the […]

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Christmas-Cookies

The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes Ever

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Christmas Cookie Recipes We’ve got them all, directly from the Moms Who Think kitchens. These are the cookies we bake to give, to serve to our families and friends, and to express home baked Christmas love. Get your mixing bowls ready, stock up on supplies, and enjoy the results! Christmas Cookie Gift Ideas Bailey’s Irish […]

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