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Care During Pregnancy Week By Week
Symptoms vary: Each week your baby is growing rapidly. Starting with one cell to a completely formed fetus by 12 weeks with fingers, toes etc. Each week you may feel the same with mild symptoms or you may have severe symptoms with vomiting and weight loss. Each baby is different and each pregnancy is different. Many women feel really good during the first trimester. Breasts might feel tender and enlarged. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Week 1: What is called the first week of pregnancy occurs before the conception even occurs. The pregnancy count begins the first day of your last menstrual period – so you won’t feel different. Two good resources follow. One is a website and the other is a book.1. http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/week-by-week/ 2. "what to expect when you are expecting". ...Read more
DID YOU ASK YOUR OB?: Standard of care to get checked every week to make sure you and the baby are ok because if anything is going on that your doc does not like then you need to be delivered so nothing bad happens to you or your unborn child, esp if you are 48 , if you were my pt you would not be allowed to go past your due date because too many bad things can happen and nature does not always work right ! ...Read more
Web: There are very good websites for this general information on the web already. You can even sign up for weekly emails with "what to expect" on each particular week you are on. Good luck. ...Read more
12 weeks: At week 12 you may feel tired, occasionally feel dizzy or faint, have an expanded waist line, pass gas, have a more sensitive sense of smell, have an increase in saliva and experience headaches. Urinary frequency may lessen. Two good resources follow. One is a website and the other is a book.1. http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/week-by-week/ 2. "what to expect when you are expecting". ...Read more
Very helpful: It is very helpful to understand and to anticipate your body changes and the current development of your baby. Two good resources follow. One is a website and the other is a book.1. http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/week-by-week/ 2. "what to expect when you are expecting". ...Read more
Ask your OB doc: Your OB doc should be telling u what to expect and what to look out for , u can get a preg book and it will have everything acog publishes a good one. ...Read more
What to expect...: Its not possible to tell you everything about the first trimester of pregnancy in such a short space. I would recommend a book for you called "What to expect when you are expecting." http://www.amazon.com/What-Expect-Youre-Expecting-Edition/dp/0761148574 You will find all the information you need. Best wishes! ...Read more
Book: An ideal book for this purpose is "what to expect when you are expecting." it is full of important information and will help prepare you for each stage of pregancy. ...Read more
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