third trimester 

Maternity Fashion Tips for the 3rd Trimester

Fashion can be a challenge for third trimester mommies. Credit: Getty Images
Fashion doesn't stop -- even when you're in your third trimester and must wear a maternity support band.
But even when you're at your biggest, by keeping...
Fashion doesn't stop -- even when you're in your third trimester.

28 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Have your (not so pleasant) pregnancy symptoms returned? Credit: GE Healthcare You're in the home stretch now! Welcome to the third trimester. Swollen fingers and hands may mean you can no longer wear your wedding and engagement rings....

29 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Combat constipation by exercising, drinking enough fluids and eating a high-fiber diet. Credit: GE Healthcare Your doctor may suggest that you do kick counts -- taking time every day to see how often your baby is moving. Ideally, you...

30 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Your body is producing hormones that can cause your joints to loosen, which could make your feet grow. Credit: GE Healthcare If you're planning on donating or storing your baby's cord blood, you should get the paperwork in order before...

31 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Place nursing pads in your bra if your breasts have begun to leak. Credit: GE Healthcare By now, you should have a rough idea of who's going to take over your workload while you're out of the office. Brief your boss, employees and...

32 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

The pressure that your uterus is placing on your diaphragm might also be causing more heartburn. Credit: GE Healthcare You may be feeling Braxton Hicks contractions by now. These "practice" contractions can last for up to two minutes...

34 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

If your belly button has become an "outie," you can cover it with a bandage or tape. Credit: GE Healthcare Once you get baby's car seat, call your local police or fire department. In many states, they'll install the seat for you, or...

35 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Most of your baby's growth is complete by week 35. Credit: GE Healthcare This week, your doctor may test you for group B streptococcus, a bacteria you may carry that can cause health problems in your baby. If you test positive, you'll...

36 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Your baby should be in the head down position by now. Credit: GE Healthcare It's hard to imagine it now, but many women actually miss being pregnant: The constant attention from strangers, feeling those comforting kicks throughout the...

37 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Now is the time to make any last-minute preparations at home. Credit: GE Healthcare This week, your baby is officially full-term. You made it! Of course, it's best for him to stay where he is until he's ready, and in some cases, that...

38 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Contact your health care provider if you experience severe swelling in your feet and ankles. Credit: GE Healthcare It's time for final preparations: If you haven't packed your hospital bag yet, do it now. Make sure you have a car seat...

39 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Take some time to relax before the baby arrives. Credit: GE Healthcare Once your baby arrives, you'll have little time for cooking, so consider freezing a few make-ahead meals, like lasagna and casseroles. Later, you'll be glad you...

40 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Time to meet the little one. Credit: GE Healthcare
Welcome, baby! Your little one should make his appearance any day now, and you're likely desperate to meet him! Enjoy every minute.
What's happening to baby: At birth, he'll weigh...

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...

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