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  • ultrasound of human fetus 37 weeks and 5 days
    Week 38 of Pregnancy
    You are 37 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe size of your uterus may have reduced slightly as your baby's head becomes more deeply engaged within your pelvis, allowing her body to move down. This can take some of the pressure away from your ribs, which is a welcome relief...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 23 weeks exactly
    Week 23 of Pregnancy
    You are 23 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    Your baby todayExternal appearances are deceptive: although your baby seems very well developed, it's still early in the pregnancy-the state of the cervix and progesterone produced by the placenta both play a part in ensuring that labor does not ...
  • 3 Weeks 5 Days Pregnant Blastocyst
    Week 4 of Pregnancy
    You are 3 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe ball of cells, known as the blastocyst, that will form the embryo has now completely embedded within the lining of the uterus and the lining has regenerated over it.Unfortunately, in the complex process of conception, only abou...
  • 3 Weeks 5 Days Pregnant Blastocyst
    Week 4 of Pregnancy
    You are 3 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe ball of cells, known as the blastocyst, that will form the embryo has now completely embedded within the lining of the uterus and the lining has regenerated over it.Unfortunately, in the complex process of conception, only abou...
  • cervical mucus on day 10 of menstrual cycle
    Week 2 of Pregnancy
    Day 10 of your Menstrual Cycle
    What's happening insideAs ovulation approaches, more cervical mucus is produced. Here it has crystallized to form a "fern leaf" pattern. Around the time of ovulation the mucus becomes clear, slippery, and stretchy, which makes it easier for sperm...
  • Questions to Ask When Thinking About Starting a Family
    Family Planning
    10 Questions to Ask When Considering Starting a Family
    10 Questions to Ask When Considering Starting a Family Is it just instinct? -- We are preprogrammed to want children. It's nature at work. Having a family can make you feel you are doing what is natural. Try listing the pros and cons and balanc...
  • cervical mucus on day 10 of menstrual cycle
    Week 2 of Pregnancy
    Day 10 of your Menstrual Cycle
    What's happening insideAs ovulation approaches, more cervical mucus is produced. Here it has crystallized to form a "fern leaf" pattern. Around the time of ovulation the mucus becomes clear, slippery, and stretchy, which makes it easier for sperm...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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  • Family Planning Considerations
    Family Planning
    Thinking About Starting a Family
    Thinking About Starting a Family When you and your partner decide that it's time to grow a family tree, it's a good idea to make an appointment with your gynecologist/obstetrician for what's called a pre-conception appointment. At this appoin...
  • Pros and Cons of Expanding Your Family
    Family Planning
    How Many Kids Should You Have?
    How Many Kids Should You Have? The decisions surrounding how many children you should have are personal ones. They may be made by you and your husband long before you are married, or they may come as you start to build your family. Your persona...
  • Pregnancy
    Planning Siblings
    Are You Ready for Another Child?
    Are You Ready for Another Child? Early in your baby's first year, you might have been doubting your decision to ever have children in the first place. After all, there were all of the sleepless nights, the hours of listening to crying, and getti...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 37 weeks and 5 days
    Week 38 of Pregnancy
    You are 37 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe size of your uterus may have reduced slightly as your baby's head becomes more deeply engaged within your pelvis, allowing her body to move down. This can take some of the pressure away from your ribs, which is a welcome relief...
  • Talking to Your Toddler about a New Sibling
    Planning Siblings
    Fair Warning: Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling
    Fair Warning: Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling Q-tip Especially if you have a young child, try to avoid telling her too early. By the time the baby comes, your older child may be totally bored with the whole idea. No matter how you decide ...
  • Considerations in Growing Your Family
    Family Planning
    Family Planning: Is It Time for Another Child?
    Family Planning: Is It Time for Another Child? Time for some family planning decisions. When's the best time to have a second baby? Should you have your family all at once, spacing your children less than two and a half years apart? Or should yo...
  • Pregnancy
    Family Planning
    Family Planning: Timing Is Everything
    Family Planning: Timing Is Everything In our society, we are given the illusion of control about many things. We can preprogram our coffee makers to have fresh coffee in the morning, watch close to 100 cable channels on TV 24 hours a day, and za...
  • Questions to Ask When Thinking About Starting a Family
    Family Planning
    10 Questions to Ask When Considering Starting a Family
    10 Questions to Ask When Considering Starting a Family Is it just instinct? -- We are preprogrammed to want children. It's nature at work. Having a family can make you feel you are doing what is natural. Try listing the pros and cons and balanc...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Breastfeeding
    Birth Control While Breastfeeding
    Birth Control While BreastfeedingMany women who relied on oral contraceptives before starting a family feel at a loss when it comes time to think about birth control again. We believe that oral and injectable hormonal contraceptives should absolu...