• Preparing for Your Due Date
    Birth Plan
    Planning for Your Birth
    When planning the type of birth experience you would like to have, you'll need to consider a number of factors. One of the most important decisions is where you would like to give birth. You may also want to think about the details of your birth,...
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    Week 40 of Pregnancy
    You are 39 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayIf you are having a planned cesarean delivery, this is usually offered now-in order to balance the chance of labor starting unexpectedly with that of delivering your baby too soon. It is best for babies to be delivered as close to ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 26 weeks exactly
    Week 26 of Pregnancy
    You are 26 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe space between the two frontal bones of the forehead (the dark line) has now nearly closed. The bones on the left and right sides come to lie very close to each other with a small gap to allow for further growth of the head and ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 15 weeks and 5 days
    Week 16 of Pregnancy
    You are 15 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayHere the baby is seen within the amniotic sac. For the first time, her head is smaller than her body, marking another developmental milestone. Having a large, heavy head is not a problem in the nearly weightless environment of the ...
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    Week 5 of Pregnancy
    You are 4 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayAs the embryo transforms from two cell layers into three, a groove develops along the back of the embryo. This groove will develop in the embryo's neural tube-the forerunner of the brain and spinal cord. ...
  • lining of the fallopian tube
    Week 2 of Pregnancy
    Day 11 of your Menstrual Cycle
    What's happening insideThe lining of the fallopian tube, seen here, has a moist mucous membrane. This contains cells (brown) that protect the tube's surface. The hairlike cilia (blue) move the eggs along the tubes following ovulation. ...
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    Birth Plan
    Developing a Birth Plan
    Developing a Birth Plan Daddy Alert! Make sure you know what's in your partner's birth plan. When she goes into labor, it will be up to you to make sure her wishes are honored whenever possible. You might also want to make sure your own desires ...
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    Birth Plan Checklist
    Keep on track with your birth plan with this helpful checklist. ...