Category Archives for Pregnancy Calendar

Your Glucose Connection—Gestational Diabetes

Usually between your 24th and 28th week of pregnancy you take a test to measure the levels of glucose (sugar) in your blood. It’s part of your screening for gestational diabetes. (Your healthcare provider may have run the test during your 13th week of pregnancy, if it was determined early on that your genetic risk […]

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Mom’s “Fourth Trimester” Postpartum Depression Awareness—And Postpartum Care Plan Development

Postpartum depression is a type of depression that you might suffers after the birth of your child. It’s different than what people refer to as “baby blues” which usually lasts only a few days or few weeks after delivery. Postpartum depression usually lasts much longer, and usually requires seeing a healthcare professional, and possibly taking […]

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Your Baby’s “Fourth Trimester” Starts At Moment Of Birth And Lasts 3 Months

Your baby’s fourth trimester (first three months outside of your womb) is a period of great change and development as he/she adjusts to the new world outside your womb. Many healthcare professionals and researchers believe the physical and mental strides that your newborn takes during his/her first three months are equal in importance to those […]

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It’s Week 43—Why No Intervention Yet? Might It Happen This Week?

Your baby is fully developed by now. He/she has simply not wanted to come out yet—and your healthcare provider has shared with you that all tests and fetal monitoring indicate it is ok to wait a little longer to see if labor begins naturally. If it doesn’t begin naturally this week and your week 43 […]

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Newborns Want—And Need—Sleep

In the first few weeks home your baby may sleep up to 18 hours over the course of a full day and full night. This means you can expect lots of intermitted attempts (and successes) at napping and shut-eye in the weeks ahead as your newborn deciphers night from day—and exactly when he/she should (and […]

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Will C-section Or Drug-Induced Labor Be Used To Deliver Your Baby?—Maybe. Maybe Not.

When your pregnancy reaches week 43, a C-section or drug-induced labor is sometimes used to deliver your baby. This will depend on the condition of the mother and baby. If you must have a C-section, recovery takes longer than vaginal birth. Here are some C-section recovery tips to help you as quickly as possible:Rest and sleep—Try […]

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Did You Know 98% Of Babies Emerge Before The End Of Week 42—Maybe Yours Will Too!

Did you know that as long as your baby has plenty of amniotic fluid, is breathing and moving well, has a healthy heart rate, and is being watched carefully, he/she is still doing just fine still in utero? By the end of week 42 your pregnancy risks increase, and your doctor may recommend a medical […]

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Is Your Baby Still Hanging Out In Your Womb?

While you wait—catch up on newborn care!  Your baby isn’t technically overdue until week 42 is over! It shouldn’t be very long now before you welcome your child into the world. This week, while you’re waiting to go from mom-to-be status to full-fledged mom, how about doing some additional reading on newborn care? Catch up how […]

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Try These Proven Methods Of Calming Your Newborn—At Least One Is Bound To Work!

For certain, your newborn will cry for different reasons (and you will soon know them all). Calming those cries can be challenging (and tiring) at times for every new mom. In a nutshell, your newborn will usually be soothed by: low voices, your voice, slow movements, fresh air, nourishment, and lots of cuddling. Of note, many […]

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Plenty Of Moms-To-Be Go Past Their Due Date

It’s true, many moms-to-be go past their due date—actually only about 5% actually deliver on their due date. Remember labor can start at any time for you now so be sure to call your healthcare provider if you have a constant leak (indicating your water has broken), and/or if you are having frequent or painful […]

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