“Congratulations you gave birth to a cute baby boy” Two days before I give birth, there is a slight watery spots in my maternity underwear and it’s really hard to identify if my amniotic fluid is leaking because I am a first time mom.( As a first time mom, there are lots of discoveries and things to learn as you experience it. ). Then the next day I have a weekly prenatal check-up and I told my doctor about it. She requested me to have an ultrasound that day and we were surprised because my … [Read more...] about My wonderful experience in giving birth
Getting ready for the delivery You may be feeling a bit bulky. Stretch marks, swollen ankles, colostrums(yellowish early milk), a protruding navel and shortness of breath are common. During this time, you may have take extra, unscheduled checkups based on your symptoms. Pre-term Labor • Call or consult your doctor if you have regular, rhythmic contractions before 37th week. Other signs which you should be aware of are vaginal bleeding, mucous discharge cramps or contractions and … [Read more...] about The Third Trimester (Weeks 28 to 42)
The second trimester is often called the "Golden Trimester" You may now start to look pregnant and want to treat yourself with new clothing (choose loose-fitting clothes and low-heeled, cushioned shoes.) You may notice that some of the discomforts of the first trimester are gone. During your prenatal checkups, you doctor May: • Measure your fundal height (the height of your uterus) to show how much your baby has grown and; and, • Listen to your baby’s heartbeat using a … [Read more...] about The Second Trimester (Weeks 13 to 27)
Common signs of early pregnancy: nausea, tender nipples and breasts, bloating of the abdomen, fatigue and frequent urination. The first trimester is a time of rapid development for your baby because you baby is growing so quickly, it is important that you start a healthy lifestyle right away. ------------1st Month--------- What happens to mom? Your breasts are tender and full. You may notice light spotting as the embryo implants itself in your uterus. What Happens to baby? The … [Read more...] about The First Trimester (Weeks 1 to 12)
Backache – Hormonal Changes and the extra weight you are carrying may cause your back to ache. You should: Watch your posture when sitting or lying down. Use bed and chairs that support your spine firmly. Stay out of the high-heeled shoes and avoid long periods of standing or sitting. Stand up straight. Do not slouch. Bend your knees instead of your back when picking things up. Do not lift heavy objects. Super mommy Jem Notes: During my pregnancy, I regularly rest at noontime … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Symptoms and what you can do about it.