These types of slideshows were always my favorite when I was pregnant! It's so amazing to get a glimpse of that little life growing inside our bellies!
Check out some of the pictures and see what your baby's stage looks like.
What do you find the most amazing about this new life you're creating? What are your favorite types of pregnancy information to check out?
Fetal Development at 8 WeeksThe baby is now a little over half an inch in size. Eyelids and ears are forming, and the tip of the nose is visible. The arms and legs are well formed. The fingers and toes grow longer and more distinct.View Thread
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. â€“ Sophia Loren
Has your pregnancy convinced you to change your diet and the way you think about food? Do you eat healthier? Or, has the word "diet" been removed from your knowledge base and you believe the old saying "eating for two" works just fine for you?
You'll find a great chart that lists symptoms and safe medications you can take while pregnant.as well as some tips on using alternative therapies.
Sporting the stylish tissue up your nose while sleeping? Check out this article for tips on Preventing Flu in Pregnancy and see how to maintain your sleeping beauty charm the next time flu season rolls around. Any secret tips of your own to share? What works best for you or what OTC drugs have you found to be safe and actually work? Share your tips or ask questions below.View Thread
WebMD has posted brand new content based the questions we've had on our pregnancy board about blighted ovum.
A few weeks ago, I couldn't find any content when a question was asked about a blighted ovum. So, I sent in a request to our editorial staff for something to be added. They listened and we have some new content for you.
"A blighted ovum occurs when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus but doesn't develop into an embryo. It is also referred to as an anembryonic pregnancy and is a leading cause of early pregnancy failure or miscarriage ."
Ob-Gyns Make Guidelines Less Restrictive for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, or VBAC.
Many women who have had a cesarean section delivery -- and some who have had two C-sections -- can safely attempt to deliver vaginally, according to updated guidelines on vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
I think it's a conspiracy made up by men that still don't understand that women NEED to gain weight while pregnant. I was heavy pre-pregnancy for all 4 children and with my 2nd baby I gained over 65 lbs. Was he fat? Well, none of my kids were "small", all coming in at over 8 1/2 lbs...but none were fat either. Just big healthy babies.
I will never forget this one doctor I had while pregnant with my 3rd. We had just moved back to CA & my insurance recommended this doc. From the first appointment he started telling me I could not gain any weight at all, and should actually work on losing weight.
I gained 6 lbs one month and he freaked out. While I was laying there with legs in stirrups and he performed a pelvic exam he proceeded to scold me and asked me if I "spend a lot of time in front of the refrigerator"!! I was so humiliated all I could do was cry. I never went back to him.
Glad this article stirred up some conversation! View Thread
Heart Risk at Age 9 Linked to Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain.
A study suggests that women who gained more than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy had fatter children who were much more likely to develop heart disease risk factors by age nine. Why It Matters: We recently reported on how gaining too much weight during pregnancy caused women to have overweight children, and this study takes it a step further.
Finding out that you are expecting is emotional and exciting, but it can also be nerve-racking. You may be worried about many things, from what type of mother you will be to the economics of raising a family, not to mention all the changes going on in your body.
What's normal? What's not? When should you call the doctor and when should you take a deep breath?
To help put your mind at ease, WebMD talked with experts about serious symptoms that may occur during the first trimester , what they may mean, and what you should do about them. Of course, if you're concerned about anything during your pregnancy -- even if it's not one of these symptoms -- contact your doctor.
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