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  • Treatments for Pregnancy Pain
    Aches and Pains
    Aches and Pains in Pregnancy
    Backaches Lower generalized backaches are extremely common during pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester; around two thirds of all pregnant women suffer from backaches. Causes As pregnancy progresses, the increased weight of your abdome...
  • Breast and Nipple Problems During Pregnancy
    Breast Changes
    Breast Problems in Pregnancy
    Breast tendernessFor many women, breast tenderness and an increase in the size of their breasts are the first signs of pregnancy. Sometimes breasts are so painful that you can't bear them to be touched, and they may also throb and feel hot. Breas...
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    Signs and Symptoms
    First Signs of Pregnancy
    */ The two-week wait to find out if you have conceived can feel like years if you are trying to have a baby. Some pregnancy symptoms can begin a just few days after conception, even before a positive pregnancy test would register. So how can you...
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  • Causes of Digestive Problems in Pregnancy
    Digestive Problems
    Digestive Problems in Pregnancy
    Nausea and vomiting Approximately 80 percent of women are troubled by the unpleasant symptoms of nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. During this period it can be difficult to eat large meals, and strong smells and tastes can become unbearable...
  • Pregnancy Side Effects to Skin, Hair, and Nails
    Skin, Hair and Nails
    Changes to Skin, Hair, and Nails During Pregnancy
    Many women look and feel better than ever during pregnancy, while those less fortunate report that there is a downturn in their appearance. However pregnancy affects you, the changes will be temporary and you'll be back to your normal self soon a...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 38 weeks and 1 day
    Week 39 of Pregnancy
    You are 38 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis baby's hand is in the same position as in the previous image, with the fist held tightly in front of the face. All of your baby's movements help build muscle strength and aid coordination, whether it's a kick or simply curling...
  • Urinary Tract Infections During Pregnancy
    Urinary and Vaginal Problems
    Urinary and Vaginal Problems in Pregnancy
    Just when you think you've got a handle on all the hurdles pregnancy throws at you, you wake up with a yeast infection or worse...a urinary tract infection. Ugh. How do yeast infections and UTIs affect your pregnancy? How do you prevent and trea...
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  • ultrasound of human fetus 38 weeks and 3 days
    Week 39 of Pregnancy
    You are 38 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis image demonstrates how your baby has laid down fat reserves, nicely rounding out the cheeks. The exact weight of your baby will depend now on which day you deliver since your baby will continue to grow in the uterus, although ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 34 weeks and 4 days
    Week 35 of Pregnancy
    You are 34 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis 2D ultrasound has captured the moment that the baby is sucking his thumb. Your baby is gradually learning to coordinate this complex activity with breathing movements even though surrounded not by air but by the amniotic fluid...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 34 weeks and 5 days
    Week 35 of Pregnancy
    You are 34 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis is an MRI image showing a cross section of the entire pregnancy. The mother's spine is on the left of the image, and the baby is lying head down within the pelvis. An MRI is rarely needed during pregnancy, but if recommended, ...
  • pregnant woman abdominal cramps
    Aches and Pains
    Abdominal Cramps During Pregnancy: What Do They Mean?
    If you feel cramps in your abdomen (the area around your stomach), don't panic right away. Sometimes cramping is nothing more than a gentle reminder to take it easy, and at other times it might be a sign of digestive problems. Occasionally, thoug...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 32 weeks and 2 days
    Week 33 of Pregnancy
    You are 32 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayDuring this week your baby's fingernails have become fully developed and now approach the tips of the fingers. Bathed in amniotic fluid, the nails are kept very soft: it's only after birth that your baby might tend to scratch and n...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 30 weeks and 6 days
    Week 31 of Pregnancy
    You are 30 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayHere the baby is resting on the placenta, seen at the right-hand side of the image, with the umbilical cord just below the baby's chin. The eyes are closed and this image was taken at a time when the baby was at his quietest, durin...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 30 weeks and 1 day
    Week 31 of Pregnancy
    You are 30 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayFrom this point in the pregnancy your baby will yawn just as often as during the first few weeks after birth. Exactly why babies yawn before birth remains unknown, but seeing your baby yawn on a scan is quite likely to make you yaw...
  • human embryo at 5 weeks and 5 days
    Week 6 of Pregnancy
    You are 5 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis is a view of the right side of an embryo with the fronds of the chorionic villi in the background. The curled shape of the embryo is clearly demonstrated. The umbilical cord attachment to the early placenta can just be seen. ...
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  • ultrasound of human fetus as 28 weeks and 3 days
    Week 29 of Pregnancy
    You are 28 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis image offers the first view of the eye opening. The lids have separated and the dark pupil can be seen. There is no true reflection of color on ultrasound so the white of the eye is colored the same as the eyelids and face. Th...