Pregnancy Stages / Development
Pregnancy is an exciting time in a parent’s life. It is a time that is filled with a lot of happiness but there are also a lot of questions expecting parents will have.
At Moms Who Think, we know what it’s like to be expecting your little one and we are familiar with many of the things that are on parent’s minds. That’s why we have an entire section of our site devoted to pregnancy.
We start by talking about what you can expect during your pregnancy. We cover topics like mood swings, complications, cravings, pain, symptoms and more.
Then we prepare you for your time with your newborn. We give you helpful advice on feedings, what you should buy for your baby’s nursery and what to do when your baby begins teething.
We also tackle more difficult topics of pregnancy like how to deal with miscarriages, postpartum depression and more.
Our pregnancy section contains four pages of material ensuring we leave no stone unturned.
So, if you want to know what to expect when you’re expecting, check out the Moms Who Think web site. We have the answers to many of your questions enabling you to put your uncertainty aside and enjoy this special time of your life.
34 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
4 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
20 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
35 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
21 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
36 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
6 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
22 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
38 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
8 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
23 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
39 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
9 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
24 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
40 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
10 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
Pregnancy Body Changes at 10 Weeks Pregnant At 10 weeks pregnant, changes in your body that may start to appear include complexion changes (blotchiness, acne), mood swings, and weight gain. Tiredness and nausea are very common still. Your waist is starting to disappear. Hormonal changes occur during pregnancy that can affect the gums. The gums […]Read more »
25 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
11 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
Pregnancy Body Changes at 11 Weeks Pregnant By 11 weeks pregnant, most women have gained very little weight. It is important to stick to (or start) eating a healthy diet. You will only need about 300-500 calories extra a day while you are pregnant. Make those calories premium, they help your baby grow. Avoid junk […]Read more »
26 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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. […]Read more »
12 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
Pregnancy Body Changes at 12 Weeks Pregnant You begin to have a “pregnant glow” by the time you are 12 weeks pregnant. Increased blood volume and pregnancy hormones work together to give you that glow. The greater blood volume brings more blood to the blood vessels and hormones increase oil gland secretion, resulting in a […]Read more »
27 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
7 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
Pregnancy Body Changes at 7 Weeks Pregnant More symptoms of pregnancy may appear in when you are 7 weeks pregnant. Nausea and morning sickness, constipation, vaginal discharge and excess saliva are some. Rapid acceleration of hormones can cause your face to break out. Wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleaner and drink […]Read more »
28 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
13 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
Pregnancy Body Changes at 13 Weeks Pregnant During week 13 of pregnancy, many of your early pregnancy symptoms may have subsided or will soon. Anxiety may also decrease because the risk of miscarriage is significantly less after the twelfth week of pregnancy. The second trimester most often the easiest trimester. This is because women often […]Read more »