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8 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Get in lots of naps now! Credit: GE Healthcare
Feeling sleepy? The first trimester is a time of exhaustion for many moms-to-be. Steal naps whenever -- and wherever -- you can. Your body is working overtime and you deserve the rest!
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9 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Don't skimp on workout sessions during pregnancy. Credit: GE Healthcare Between exhaustion and morning sickness, exercise may be the last thing on your mind, but experts do recommend that pregnant women stay active. It can help prevent...

10 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Have you started wearing maternity clothes yet? Credit: GE Healthcare You're a quarter of the way there, and you may not even feel pregnant yet! Don't worry, that will soon change, as baby -- and you -- start gaining weight and you fee...

11 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Right now your baby's head accounts for about half of his length. Credit: GE Healthcare
You're almost at the end of your first trimester, which means your utter exhaustion and morning sickness should go away soon.
What's happening t...

12 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Your baby weighs about one ounce now. Credit: GE Healthcare You may get your first look at baby this week at your first trimester ultrasound. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends nuchal translucency ultra...

13 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Check with your health care provider before using stretch mark treatment products. Credit: GE Healthcare By now, if you're having twins (or more!), you should know it, as either a blood test or ultrasound can confirm a multiple pregnan...

22 Weeks Pregnant: What happens?

At 22 weeks pregnant, an expectant mother is in the middle of her second trimester and may start to feel some movement in the womb. The baby is approximately 10 inches and nearly a pound. Her organs are developing at a rapid rate and she may now be m...

12 Weeks Pregnant: What Happens?

As your near the end of the first trimester of your pregnancy, your baby is changing rapidly and you may begin to notice differences in your own body. By the end of the 12th week, your baby is about is about 3.15 inches long and weighs about one ounc...

Pregnant paper dolls?

Did you ever play with paper dolls? Perhaps you did when you were young. Perhaps, even now, you continue to collect them for nostalgia's sake, or to refrain back to your old days when you didn't have kids and were one yourself. Well, in the world ...

Pregnancy and heartburn

Many of us will face the multitude of pregnancy ups and downs. During our first trimester we may be nauseous day and night, leading us to wonder why they call it morning sickness. We may swell in places we never dreamed could get any bigger. Our boo...

Pregnancy fact or fiction: Getting into hot water

I can't remember the last time I faced forward in the shower. Ever since I became pregnant with baby number one I've been facing away from the shower. It's all because of something I heard and read about during the early states of my first trimest...

Pregnancy fact or fiction?

Now that I've found myself plum in the middle of my second pregnancy, I thought it might be interesting to really take a look at all those wives tales we're always being reminded of when we find ourselves in the family way. The first pregnancy for m...

Caffeine linked to miscarriages

A new study links caffeine consumption with increased rate of miscarriage. Just two cups of coffee--or 200 milligrams--per day was found to double the rate of miscarriage. In addition to that, the study found that women who consumed less than 200 ...

Pregnancy: when do you share the good news?

It's no surprise Christina Aguilera is refusing to comment on whether or not she is pregnant. If she is, time--and the media--will certainly tell. Tradition holds, in this country anyway, that a woman does not share her good news until she is past ...

Pregnancy diet

One of my dear friends is fairly newly pregnant. Though I've been having strange gusts of baby yearning lately, watching her puts me very firmly back in reality land. She looks tired and sore and looking at her reminds me of how much pregnancy comple...

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