Week 16

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Week 16 Your body: You might want to start planning your trip to the hospital or birth center- it’s never too early to start planning. You may feel like you always have a stuffy nose, but don’t worry, these are common as well as nosebleeds. Avoid nasal sprays and medications, although a humidifier in the…
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Week 20

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Week 20 Your body: Unless you have been advised from your health care provider, sex is a good way to relieve stress and to “touch bases” with your partner. If you’re not in the mood, that’s okay too. Some women may start experiencing vision changes. If you wear contacts, they may start feeling very uncomfortable.…
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Week 19

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Week 19 Your body: You may feel that non of your shoes fit; this is probably due to water retention or the general loosening of ligaments happening throughout your body. Many women’s feet grow half a shoe size per child and, in most cases, this change is permanent. You should also be trying to exercise.…
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Week 18

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Week 18 Your body: Studies have shown that 60 percent of expectant fathers show some symptoms of pregnancy. They might experience nausea, mood swings, weight gain, and even odd cravings. You should probably be feeling movement from your baby by now. You may also notice a darkening of your skin in some spots. This is…
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Week 17

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Week 17 Your body: You may start to realize that you are getting forgetful. This is due to hormones. Each time you go to your doctor for a checkup, they check your urine to make sure your blood sugar levels are not too high. If you have a high blood sugar level, this can develop…
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Week 15

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Week 15 Your body: You may be having problems with constipation as pregnancy hormones can cause the bowels to relax and not function properly. Your waist line is expanding and your clothing may be too tight. It may be time to go maternity shopping. Those around you will probably be able to figure out that…
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Week 14

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Week 14 Your body: Some mothers may be able to feel fetal movement (quickening), but it may also feel like gas. However, if you don’t feel anything yet, don’t worry. Some mothers can’t feel anything until about week 20. Before you know it though, you will be playing footsie with your fetus who insists on…
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Week 13

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Week 13 Your body: Your morning sickness should be starting to subside, which is good news for you! Also, the chance of having a miscarriage has decreased. This means that you are really having a baby! The high risk period is over so you can relax more now. Now is the time that you can…
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Week 12

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Week 12 Your body: Week 12 is the end of the first trimester. Congratulations! If you have had problems with nausea and moodiness, you should be able to get a break. Pregnancy does more than effect you physically, if you’ve had some odd dreams lately it’s completely normal. If you have gained between 3 and…
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Week 11

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Week 11 Your body: Light complexioned women may start to become a little flushed during pregnancy. This is due to the added volume of blood in your body. During this time, you should be taking vitamins to help stay healthy and you should also be watching your iron count. Some women may want to have…
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Week 10

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Week 10 Your body: You might start to feel kind of moody by this time. It might seem like everything someone does gets on your nerves. Some of this is due to the increased levels of hormones in your body, and some is due to the fact that having a new baby is a very…
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