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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16 weeks pregnant

16 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 16 Weeks Pregnant You may begin to feel the baby move at 16 weeks pregnant. However, many first time mothers do not recognize fetal movements until 22 to 24 weeks. These first movements are called “quickening.” You may also begin experiencing a stuffy nose and nosebleeds, bleeding gums, pain in your […]

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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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17 weeks pregnant

17 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 17 Weeks Pregnant At 17 weeks pregnant, you may begin to feel your baby move. His or her muscles are now being used. Your uterus is about 1½ to 2 inches below your belly button. Your breasts may be getting noticeably larger with visible veins. Hormones are preparing your breasts for […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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