Pregnancy Information Guide

Pregnancy Month by Month – Month 6

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Your Baby's Growth: The baby's skin is red and wrinkled and covered with fine, soft hair called lanugo. At this stage the fetus is usually too small to be born; its lungs are too immature for life outside its mother. If born now because of preterm labor, the fetus may possibly survive with intensive care. […]

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Pregnancy Month by Month – Month 7

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Your Baby's Growth: Rapid brain growth continues in month 7. The fetus is getting too big now to move around very much but can kick strongly and roll. You may notice the shape of an elbow or heel through your belly.

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Pregnancy Month by Month – Month 8

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Your Baby's Growth: Rapid brain growth is continuing in month 8 of your pregnancy. The fetus can kick strongly and roll. The bones of the head are soft and flexible to make it easier to fit through the birth canal.

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Pregnancy Month by Month – Month 9

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Your Baby's Growth: At 38 weeks pregnant to 40 weeks pregnant your baby is considered full term. The baby's lungs are mature and are able to function on their own. During this month the baby gains about a half a pound a week. The baby usually drops into a head-down position.

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Pregnancy Month by Month First Month

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Your Baby’s Growth: For the first eight weeks your developing baby is called an embryo. Limb buds, which will grow into arms and legs, appear during this time. The embryo resembles a tadpole. The heart and lungs are beginning to form. Around the 25th day the heart starts to beat.

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Pregnancy Month by Month – Month 2

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Your Baby: All of the major body organs and systems are formed, but are not completely developed yet. The placenta is visible and working. Tiny ears, ankles, and wrists are formed. The eyelids form and grow but are still sealed shut. The fingers and toes are developed this month.

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Pregnancy Month by Month – Month 3

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Your Baby: After eight weeks as an embryo, your baby is now called a fetus. The fingers and toes have soft nails. The mouth has 20 buds that will become baby teeth. You can hear your baby's heartbeat using a special instrument called a "doppler."

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Pregnancy Month by Month – Month 4

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Your Baby's Growth: Your baby moves, kicks, swallows, and can hear your voice. The umbilical cord continues to grow and thicken to carry enough nourishment from mother to fetus. The placenta is now fully formed and functioning completely.

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Pregnancy Month by Month – Month 5

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Your Baby: The fetus becomes more active now, turning from side to side and sometimes doing somersaults. The fingernails have reached the tips of the fingers. The fetus now sleeps and wakes at regular intervals. This is a month of rapid growth; at the end of the fifth month of pregnancy, your baby is 8 […]

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A complete glossary that includes the definitions of terms related to pregnancy, fetal development, pregnancy complications, and pregnancy testing along with various medical terms related to pregnancy.

Pregnancy Terms Glossary

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The following list includes the definitions of terms related to pregnancy, fetal development, pregnancy complications, and pregnancy testing along with various medical terms related to pregnancy.

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The Chinese Pregnancy Calendar Chart will tell you if you're having a boy or a girl!

Chinese Pregnancy Calendar

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The Chinese Pregnancy Calendar is based on legend, and has been used to predict whether an unborn child will be a boy or a girl. According to legend, the Chinese pregnancy calendar was buried in a royal tomb almost 900 years ago and was just recently discovered. The Chinese Pregnancy Calendar is also known as: […]

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Follow your pregnancy week by week with our complete weekly pregnancy guide! Our weekly pregnancy calendar will help you to find out what to expect weekly during your pregnancy. From the first trimester to delivery, you'll learn about what's happening each week, and you can take a peek into your weeks ahead to see what changes are in store for your pregnancy and your baby.

Pregnancy

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Pregnancy Week By Week Follow your pregnancy week by week with the pages below! Throughout your pregnancy, so much happens to your body and the new person growing inside you. It’s exciting to find out what is going on each week of your pregnancy and to be prepared for the early signs, prenatal tests, maternal […]

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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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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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4 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 4 Weeks Pregnant Congratulations! Now that you’re 4 weeks pregnant, your focus from now on is to be healthy. Rest, eat right, get regular exercise, and establish a steady schedule of prenatal visits with your care provider. You’re doing everything for two now, which means taking care of two people the […]

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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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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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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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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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6 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 6 Weeks Pregnant At 6 weeks pregnant, morning sickness may be rearing its ugly head. Nausea affects one third to one half of all pregnant women and usually subsides or even disappears by the start of the second trimester. It may be caused by a higher level of estrogen, as well […]

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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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8 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 8 Weeks Pregnant When you are 8 weeks pregnant, your uterus is now the size of an orange. You may have early pregnancy symptoms such as acne, tender, swollen breasts, nausea, and extreme fatigue. Indigestion and bloating are common complaints of pregnancy. A slowed digestive process causes these symptoms and allows […]

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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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9 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 9 Weeks Pregnant At 9 weeks pregnant, you may find yourself with a persistent stuffy nose. Nasal congestion and nose bleeds are fairly common during pregnancy. Try using a vaporizer or humidifier to help lessen the symptoms of pregnancy. You continue to feel tired, nauseated, and possibly dizzy. You also may […]

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