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  • ultrasound of human fetus 35 weeks and 4 days
    Week 36 of Pregnancy
    You are 35 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYour baby's heart will beat quite fast, at between 110 and 160 beats every minute. Even after birth, your baby's heart will continue to beat at this speed. It will be several years before the heart rate is 70 or so beats per minute...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 34 weeks and 6 days
    Week 35 of Pregnancy
    You are 34 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe placenta, shown in red above the baby's green profile, is now receiving half a liter of blood each minute from your circulation. In order to accommodate this increase your blood volume expanded dramatically in the first few mon...
  • Multiple Pregnancy Preterm Labor Signs
    Pre-Term Labor
    Signs of Preterm Labor with Multiple Pregnancy
    Signs of Preterm Labor with Multiple Pregnancy How will you know if preterm labor starts during your pregnancy with multiples? There are some clues, but they might not be obvious until it's too late to stop a delivery: That's why it is so vital...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 23 weeks and 1 day
    Week 24 of Pregnancy
    You are 23 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThere is no light in the uterus, but 3D ultrasound is designed to produce highlights and shadows to give the same effect as if you shone a flashlight into the uterus. Now your baby may be holding her hands flexed into a fist. ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 21 weeks and 5 days
    Week 22 of Pregnancy
    You are 21 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThere is still plenty of room for your baby to move around. Your baby is able to perform complete somersaults and change position several times a day or even several times in a few minutes. ...
  • human embryo with groove along its length
    Week 5 of Pregnancy
    You are 4 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe embryo, still less than 3 mm long, now has a deep and narrow groove extending along its entire length. This groove will soon become so deep and its edges will curl over so much that it forms into a tube running along the length...
  • human embryo with groove along its length
    Week 5 of Pregnancy
    You are 4 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe embryo, still less than 3 mm long, now has a deep and narrow groove extending along its entire length. This groove will soon become so deep and its edges will curl over so much that it forms into a tube running along the length...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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  • Ensuring Healthy Pregnancy for 35 and Older
    Older Moms
    Over Age 35 and Expecting
    Over Age 35 and Expecting Pregnancy Facts The Guinness Book of World Records lists the oldest moms as two 63-year-olds—one from California and one from Italy. A 60-year-old Japanese woman recently became her nation's oldest new mother. And a F...
  • Consequences of Premature Delivery
    Premature Babies
    The Impact of Premature Birth
    The Impact of Premature Birth E Fact About twenty years ago, babies born prior to twenty-eight weeks gestation were not considered viable. However, advances in medical technology now make it possible for some infants as young as twenty-three wee...
  • Multiple Pregnancy Preterm Labor Signs
    Pre-Term Labor
    Signs of Preterm Labor with Multiple Pregnancy
    Signs of Preterm Labor with Multiple Pregnancy How will you know if preterm labor starts during your pregnancy with multiples? There are some clues, but they might not be obvious until it's too late to stop a delivery: That's why it is so vital...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 35 weeks and 4 days
    Week 36 of Pregnancy
    You are 35 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYour baby's heart will beat quite fast, at between 110 and 160 beats every minute. Even after birth, your baby's heart will continue to beat at this speed. It will be several years before the heart rate is 70 or so beats per minute...
  • Premature Delivery for Multiple Pregnancy
    Pre-Term Labor
    Why Preterm Labor Is a Concern for Multiple Pregnancy
    Why Preterm Labor Is a Concern for Multiple Pregnancy Essential Mothers of twins are two and one-half times more likely to experience preterm labor than a singleton mother. For higher order multiples, the chances are even higher. However, preter...
  • Benefits of Bed Rest for Multiple Pregnancy Moms
    Expecting Multiples
    Multiple Pregnancy and Bed Rest
    Multiple Pregnancy and Bed Rest Historically, bed rest has been a common treatment for a variety of pregnancy ailments. With fewer side effects than drugs, it can prevent or diminish many problems that would otherwise result in the loss of one ...
  • Making Bed Rest Manageable
    Expecting Multiples
    What to Expect with Bed Rest
    What to Expect with Bed Rest Every expectant mother of multiples should be aware of the possibility of bed rest during her pregnancy. Although there are plenty of women, especially mothers of twins, who never have a reason to go on bed rest dur...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 21 weeks and 5 days
    Week 22 of Pregnancy
    You are 21 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThere is still plenty of room for your baby to move around. Your baby is able to perform complete somersaults and change position several times a day or even several times in a few minutes. ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • IUGRs During Multiple Pregnancy
    High-Risk Pregnancies
    Risks of Multiple Pregnancy: Intrauterine Growth Restriction
    Risks of Multiple Pregnancy: Intrauterine Growth Restriction Multiples are particularly at risk for intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), also known as intrauterine growth retardation. Essentially, this very wordy terminology is used to descri...