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February 13th, 2018

Nameberry Pregnancy 101: Your week by week guide

By Pamela Redmond

by Emma Waterhouse/Nameberry All aboard the emotional rollercoaster! Whether you’re newly pregnant or trying to conceive, the next nine months are going to be a whirlwind ride! Along with heightened emotions, physical exhaustion and an ever-expanding baby bump, you can expect a rush of unsolicited comments, opinions and advice on everything from pelvic floor exercises […]

pregnancy fourth trimester
February 13th, 2018

Pregnancy 101: The Fourth Trimester

By Pamela Redmond

Wait… there’s a fourth trimester? According to the experts, yes! The term was coined by American pediatrician Dr Harvey Karp, to refer to a baby’s first few months of life: a time when they’re still adjusting to life outside of the womb, while continuing to develop at a rapid rate. Many new parents find that […]

Pregnancy weeks 37-42
February 13th, 2018

Pregnancy 101: Weeks 37 to 42

By Pamela Redmond

Hello, World! Congratulations! You have officially reached full term, and your baby could arrive any day now. It’s an exciting — and scary! — thought, but after nearly nine months of waiting, you’re finally getting close to meeting that little person and taking your first steps into the wild and wonderful world of parenthood. Here’s […]

Pregnancy weeks 33-36
February 13th, 2018

Pregnancy 101: Weeks 33 to 36

By Pamela Redmond

The Home Stretch  When you can count the weeks left until your due date on the fingers of one hand, but your “To Do” list just gets longer and longer… Sound familiar? Don’t worry: it’s not unusual to feel unprepared — or, let’s face it, downright stressed out — in the last weeks leading up […]

Pregnancy weeks 29-32
February 13th, 2018

Pregnancy 101: Weeks 29 to 32

By Pamela Redmond

The Third Trimester Is Here! In just two or three short months, you’ll finally be meeting your little bundle of joy! Find out what you can expect in the final trimester of pregnancy, and what you (and your partner) can do to prepare yourselves for labor, birth and beyond… Need To Know Up until now, […]

Pregnancy weeks 25 to 28
February 13th, 2018

Pregnancy 101: Weeks 25 to 28

By Pamela Redmond

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3… The final few weeks of the second trimester include several important health checks, designed to pick up pregnancy complications which could be damaging for you or your baby. It’s also the optimal time to get certain vaccinations, to protect both yourself and your newborn for the first few months of […]

pregnancy weeks 21 to 24
February 13th, 2018

Pregnancy 101: Weeks 21 to 24

By Pamela Redmond

Perfect Prep Hooray! You’ve passed the halfway point in your pregnancy, which feels like a significant milestone for most expectant moms (let’s face it: those first few months can draaaggg). But you might well find that the laws of physics go out of the window from this point on: the weeks and months fly by, […]

17 to 20 weeks pregnant
February 13th, 2018

Pregnancy 101: Weeks 17 to 20

By Pamela Redmond

Blue, Pink Or Green? Which team are you? Yes, it’s gender scan time! Or, as it’s properly called, the mid-pregnancy anatomy scan, which is usually carried out at around 20 weeks gestation. The purpose of this ultrasound — which may be your last chance to get a sneak peek at your little passenger before you […]

13 to 16 weeks pregnant
February 13th, 2018

Pregnancy 101: Weeks 13 to 16

By Pamela Redmond

Basic pregnancy guide covering weeks 13 to 16, including health, products, and baby names.

pregnancy weeks 9 to 12
February 13th, 2018

Pregnancy 101: Weeks 9 to 12

By Pamela Redmond

Pregnancy guide to weeks 9 through 12, including health, baby development, products, and baby names.