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26 Weeks Pregnant

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When you are 26 weeks pregnant, you are in the second trimester of pregnancy and almost at the stage of the third quarter. At this point, you’re visibly pregnant and your normal clothes no longer fit properly. Your stomach is overtaking and you can even have had contractions in the uterus. These contractions are called Braxton-Hicks contractions, sometimes referred to as false work, but you’re far from going into labor yet. You probably do not even notice the contractions unless you sit or lie down and feel relaxed.

You see your doctor regularly every month. At this point, you may need a tetanus vaccine or another. The doctor may also order an ultrasound to see how the baby is in progress. You will also need blood tests to determine if you have diabetes or pre-natal to determine whether there are significant genetic defects in babies.

You need to start relaxing more than 26 weeks pregnant. You can still take part in light training and will continue to walk regularly. These measures will help prepare the body for labor and delivery.

At 26 weeks of pregnancy, the baby is about 9 or 10 inches long from the top of the head to the pelvis. It does not include the length of the legs. At this stage, the baby weighs about 2 pounds. Even if the eye is drawn up before this, it is time the child begins to open and close your eyes. All children have blue eyes when they are in utero, and changes when the baby is born. The child may seem meager, but now he begins to put the layers of fat.

This stage of pregnancy you may feel bloated on time due to water retention. You can even start to notice stretch marks on their abdomen. There are very good creams on the market that will help this, making the skin soft and supple as the stomach expands gradually.

Thank God for His mercy and a little ‘luck went from first and second quarters without a lot of concerns and difficulties. With this, you have entered the seventh month of pregnancy is also called the third trimester of pregnancy. Emotions, feelings would change. You need to experience a completely different life in the third. ecstasy of birth of the child who has lived long uterine throws all over the world. long wait, the birth of your child is going beyond that is often predictable, but at the same time has little fear of labor pain scare you a bit ‘.

Experience a totally different twist on the mood, emotions and feelings. Is not it? The perception that suddenly the experience of the most vulnerable part of kicking legs and small just feels delicious. But these are the only way it feels when you are pregnant? No. .. Not at all. There are several things I find with the advent of this phase.

You get to become familiar with various strange sightings in this period. All opinions on this period is a gift of your baby before they come into this world. You will observe the frequent mood swings with sudden pain in different body parts that feel often feel restless.

28 Weeks Pregnant

You may often complain of cramps when you are 28 weeks pregnant. Cramps during pregnancy occur often and are rarely treated unless the pain is very intense. These cramps are usually observed in the abdomen and back. Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone be the culprits. These hormones cause the body to start to release liquid called colostrum. This symptom is usually present about the time you finish the second trimester, and begin to enter the third trimester of pregnancy.

The development of the baby’s hearing continues while you are 28 weeks pregnant, and he/she begins to recognize the mother’s voice, as well as the father’s. The sounds will however be muffled, as the little baby’s ears are still covered with vernix, a waxy coating that is thick and provides the baby’s skin with protection from any chapping that might be caused by the amniotic fluid.

Even though by instinct the mother who is 28 weeks pregnant will nourish and protect the baby during pregnancy she will also need to start learning how to care for the baby when the time finally comes. Learning the skills for caring for newborns can be obtained by the mother making an effort to sign up for childbirth classes at her hospital or better yet, the local community center near her. There she can be given lessons on labor, pain relief options, the common problems associated with newborns, breast feeding vs formula feeding, baby proofing the home, infant CPR, and also, what to expect after delivery.

Your uterus at this time will be extended to accommodate your baby. Your child is now in a stage of rapid development. It is therefore quite normal if you experience a feeling of heaviness or weight gain, because it is part of your growing baby.

Every new parent goes through this to some extent and it is helpful to talk with other parents around you to learn from their experiences and make new friends who can help support you in your new exciting adventure. Depending on where you live, there may be some parents who are social or support groups that can help you prepare your new role. There are also many online forums, communities, and online support groups right at your fingertips.

So as the time approaches for your baby to arrives, you will need to give more and more attention to yourself and your baby. It is good to ask your doctor about appropriate nutritional supplements. Also remember to try to schedule regular meetings with your doctor.

27 Weeks Pregnant

At 27 weeks pregnant, which is the start of the third trimester, the baby in the womb resembles how they will look when they are born. The only difference is that at this time they are much smaller and thinner in terms of size and stature. The baby’s lungs and liver have not matured yet, thus they are still a bit delicate. Development of the other organs is also continuing. The immune system is not fully mature, although were one to give birth at this time, the baby would still have a great chance of survival.

The development of the baby’s hearing continues, and he/she begins to recognize the mother’s voice, as well as the father’s. The sounds will however be muffled, as the little baby’s ears are still covered with vernix, a waxy coating that is thick and provides the baby’s skin with protection from any chapping that might be caused by the amniotic fluid.
It is important for a 27 weeks pregnant mother to learn as much as they can about child birth and the baby in general. This is to arm themselves with not only the skills, but also the confidence required for when the baby comes. This is especially so, if they are first time parents. This is also the time when out of nowhere, one is hit by the realization that they are soon going to be a mother. And the end of the waiting is very close. Much sooner than they thought, they would be holding their baby in their arms.

This is the time that most mothers start what is called nesting. The nesting instinct varies from one mother to another. It might be mild in some, while in others it is very strong. Some mothers tend to have an obsession to clean and start tidying up of the whole house. But others work at organizing and sprucing up the nursery in preparation for the baby.
The 27 weeks pregnant mother should also be prepared to make regular visits to the doctor, as this is the time that mother and child need as much monitoring as they can possibly get. This is the time they generally start to pick out baby names seriously, as well as decorate the nursery. It is also around this time that a mother should note that she is in the final days. She will note also that nesting can signify that labor and delivery could possibly happen any time now.

7 Weeks Pregnant

You are now 7 weeks pregnant! Your baby grows a lot during this week and it is now about a half inch long. That’s about the size of a grain of rice or a blueberry. Overall, it was almost doubled in size since just last week; it’s a hard working little baby! In addition to changes in size, there is a further development of facial features like the eyes and mouth. There is also more development of the hands and feet. In no time there will be fingers and toes visible as the baby’s hands and feet continue to develop even more throughout this week. In addition to changes that occur outside, your baby is also working on internal features such as veins and organs.

When you are 7 weeks pregnant the baby’s organs such as the appendix, pancreas and liver are getting more prepared for their important roles. At this stage the liver is not formed but this space is occupied by red blood cells which carry oxygen and nutrients. Bone marrow subsequently takes over the task of making blood cells until enough of them have been developed in the bones of your growing baby. As your baby continues to grow, you are probably still experiencing morning sickness this week. Nausea is often a normal part of pregnancy, so it is important that you keep hydrated and continue eating well.

You may have noticed that you have a new inability to control emotions of late. These dramatic ups and downs are the result of your body’s increased production of hormones. This should come to an end right after the first trimester.
Until the body of your baby is ready for life outside, there will continue to develop links between you and your child. Some of the links that form this week will be between the gut and your baby’s umbilical cord which continues to grow blood vessels.

You probably still do not show much this week, but you’ve probably noticed a little snugness in your clothes. As your baby continues to grow faster all the time, changes in your body will become more pronounced. Currently your breasts are most likely still swollen and painful. Pregnancy is a little different for every woman, so your symptoms can be different. While some women experience morning sickness, others may experience food aversions or lack of desire to eat at all.

If you’re one of those women, as difficult as it is, be sure to follow the regular meals that meet your baby’s nutritional needs during this critical stage. Because of the rapid growth of your baby and the hormonal changes that occur, you’re probably very tired. You may also have noticed other changes such as how frequently you must use the bathroom or even headaches. Make sure you are rested and keep in touch with your health care provider so he can answer any questions and concerns you may have.

3 Weeks Pregnant

It is possible to find out that you are pregnant very early. You are now 3 weeks pregnant and usually moms are so happy to hear this news and then they usually start to anticipate each symptom especially if the pregnancy was planned. The first signs of pregnancy are quiet noticeable. If observed closely, you can easily recognize that you are pregnant. You may be able to notice pregnancy symptoms, even when you’re only 3 weeks pregnant. Here are some thoughts that can help you clear your confusion.

It is very important that you take begin to take care of yourself even at this early stage of pregnancy. To know the proper procedure, discuss it thoroughly with your doctor. He can help you decide the right level of activities to keep you and your child healthy. Also, talk to a healthcare provider about what kind of diet you must follow to keep you and your baby healthy and growing.

You probably do not feel very different at this early stage of pregnancy. However, there may be some boating because of the change in liquid level, or you may begin to gain some weight. This is not something to be overly concerned about at this time. You will continue to grow and gain weight as your body changes in response to the infant’s growth and development. Your shape and size will continue to change every week throughout the pregnancy.

But one must be careful when analyzing symptoms. There are many cases where women only misdiagnose themselves and think that they are pregnant, even if there is no pregnancy. And in some cases, women cannot diagnose any symptoms of pregnancy, even if they’re pregnant. Therefore, you should be very careful about drawing any conclusions.

Some of the earliest possible signs of pregnancy are discussed below. Let’s take a look. You may experience abdominal cramps which are very similar to menstrual cramps. Cramps during pregnancy do not indicate menstruation, but there may be bleeding, cramps, or discharge during the pregnancy. This type of bleeding lasts a very short time. Abdominal cramping combined with the observation of vaginal bleeding is known collectively as implantation bleeding.

If you have a desire to urinate frequently, then you might be pregnant. This symptom is common after conception and can last for a few weeks. However, there are several cases in which women feel like they have difficulty urinating. The main causes of this problem are the changes that occur in your body, especially the reproductive organs. The bladder is irritated by these changes and as a result you feel the need to urinate frequently.

The most reliable sign and perfect pregnancy is the missed menstrual period. It is one of the first signs that will give you the warning that you are pregnant.

36 Weeks Pregnant

When you are 36 weeks pregnant you are coming to the end of your pregnancy and the much anticipated arrival of your precious bundle. If you go right all the way to the end you only have four or five weeks left. However, it is likely that your doctor has told you that you could go into labor at any time. You may feel a bit confused at this point and it is probably hard to get comfortable when you lie down. You may also be concerned that you do not have enough things for the baby or the nursery.

At this time you will most likely start to feel like nesting. You want everything to be clean when the baby arrives, so you may find yourself cleaning the house or apartment more often. It’s also a way to keep busy and active. Your stomach is very pronounced in this phase and it is difficult to sit in a chair or get up when you want to stand. You probably cannot see your feet when you look down when you’re standing up either. At the same time, you’ll probably be a little uncomfortable because of stretch marks and itching on your stomach. The best thing to do is use lots of lotion on your stomach to help relieve the itching.

When you are 36 weeks pregnant the baby probably weighs about 6 pounds and is approximately 13 inches long. At this time, the baby begins to descend into the birth position. You may notice, or someone may say that your stomach has dropped. This is one of the signs that the birth is very close. You may feel abandoned or you may not feel anything at all. This dropping, is also known as lightening; and once this happens you will feel more comfortable because there is less pressure on the lungs and ribs. You may also feel like you can eat more now.

Other changes that begin to happen at 36 weeks includes changes to the bladder. You may have to urinate more often and may not be able to hold it as long as you used to be able to do. This is because the child is in the lowest position and is now pressing against the bladder. You can try to reduce the amount of liquid you drink and lean forward when you urinate to empty the bladder completely.

Other changes include:

* Constipation

* Hemorrhoids

* Back Pain

At this present stage in the pregnancy, there is not any danger to the baby if she would be born at this time. All of the body has fully developed and the baby would be able to breathe outside the womb. The baby will continue to develop fat in the arms and legs and there are dimples on the cheeks, knees and elbows. Sucking motions have been developed so that the baby can suck milk after birth. The gums have also hardened and the brain develops rapidly. The baby is also blinking at this time.

37 Weeks Pregnant

At 37 weeks pregnant the baby weighs about 2.8 kg its body length is about 50 centimeters. This is really the most crucial step for the baby’s development as it gains about an ounce each day. The head diameter is about 9 cm now and it will keep growing until you deliver. With such a rapid rate of growth, it is absolutely mandatory for you to do Kegel very religiously at this time. This will help you tone the pelvic floor muscles and thereby make a speedier delivery of child.

When you are 37 weeks pregnant it is the time that you will feel your baby or possibly even see his movements. This means you can very well observe a hand, an elbow or a foot of the squirming child sticking out from your belly. The child will also develop its cycle of daily activities at this stage and the wall of the uterus wall becomes thinner.

At this point, when you’re 37 weeks pregnant, the child has probably moved into an ideal location for labor. He moves his head down towards your vagina, where it will eventually come out. At this stage the child is typically rear-facing position, which is considered the best position for delivery. But there are some cases where the baby is breeched by the placenta, and it moves into the uterus facing forward. This position is medically coined as the “Sunny Side Up” position and is dangerous in these types of deliveries. The doctors will have no choice but to give birth by caesarean section. Although some experienced doctors even try to manually turn the baby in a position very high success rate of this process is very minimal.

What should a pregnant mother do at 37 weeks? Despite your pregnancy being considered full term, you could go for another 5 weeks or more before you see your baby. It could happen at any time. But your anxiety levels are generally at a record high level for each day that passes. This is because of the arousal of your curiosity and your building frustration. Each time you feel a Braxton Hicks contraction you think, “Am I in labor?”

This is when you might not be able to focus on something other than your baby. You may have your baby at any time and you will begin to visit your doctor every week. You start to analyze every little twinge now that you are 37 weeks pregnant. And this is exactly the time that you might experience a sudden rupture in water which is the amniotic fluid being released from the uterus. If this happens, rush to the doctor and get medical care so you can receive your little angel.

40 Weeks Pregnant

Every week of pregnancy, and especially at 40 weeks pregnant, information is necessary to help the mother and her partner cope with this exciting time in their lives. There are many concerns and problems faced by a mother during the cycle of pregnancy and each week brings further changes. If women have week by week information on all aspects of pregnancy, the pregnant woman and her family will know about the various physical and emotional changes to expect throughout the pregnancy.

The calculation of pregnancy by weeks is counted from the first day of the LMP or the last menstrual period. According to this calculation the woman is not counted as pregnant for the first two weeks. The eggs do not fertilize until about two weeks and the baby is actually expected 38 weeks after fertilization.

The 40 weeks of pregnancy is divided into three parts, the first trimester, the second trimester and the third trimester of pregnancy. The first trimester includes weeks 1-12, the second part contains weeks 13 to 26, and the last trimester stretches from week 27 to the day of delivery. This is approximately around week 40 or can be up to 42 weeks a pregnancy.

All 3 parts of the pregnancy are divided according to the specific characteristics displayed by the weeks. The first few weeks, for example, are considered extremely sensitive and they are therefore marked as high risk weeks. The second trimester is marked by spectacular development of the baby. The third trimester which is up to 40 weeks pregnant, there are many radical changes in the mother’s body in order to prepare for the final delivery.

There is no precise pregnancy calculator that can plot the exact pregnancy due date. All pregnancy due date calculators can do is perhaps generate an expected date for delivery and very rarely is the date the actual delivery date. There are several different factors that affect pregnancy and even the wisest of health professionals cannot predict a specific date.

Information on pregnancy week by week should cover the 40 weeks and each week should describe the development of the baby growing inside. Additional information may include changes experienced by the mother and the way their body transforms to give birth to a newborn. A mother who is 40 weeks pregnant should be concerned about other pregnancy and childbirth related issues such as what types of maternity clothes to purchase, pregnancy exercises, baby shower favors, symptoms of early pregnancy, how to get rid stretch marks, and how to come up with a good pregnancy guide which encapsulates all that your pregnancy puts you through.