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Pregnancy and Newborns   - Your Changing Body

Your Changing Body

Your Changing Body

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  • Healthy Pregnancy Quiz

    What Do You Know About Having a Healthy Pregnancy? Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time for couples. You spend time wondering about your baby-to-be and making plenty of preparations to welcome the ...

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In your last trimester, you may feel short of breath or the need to use the bathroom more often. This is normal. Your growing baby is putting pressure on your organs.

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  • Pregnancy and Heartburn

    Pregnancy and Heartburn Chances are good that you’re one of more than three-fourths of pregnant women who experience the churning and burning of heartburn or acid indigestion. It typically hits somew...

  • Pregnancy and Posture

    Pregnancy and Posture Why is good posture important in pregnancy? Much back pain in pregnancy is related to the strain on your back from the weight of your growing baby. Using proper posture can help...

  • Weight Gain During Pregnancy

    Weight Gain During Pregnancy Weight gain during pregnancy varies from woman to woman and depends on body type. Each woman should talk with her care provider about the appropriate amount of weight gai...

  • Anatomy: Fetus in Utero

    Anatomy: Fetus in Utero Click Image to Enlarge Amniotic sac - a thin-walled sac that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy. The sac is filled with amniotic fluid (liquid made by the fetus) and the amn...

  • Hormones During Pregnancy

    Hormones During Pregnancy What is the role of hormones during pregnancy? Many hormone levels are affected in the body during pregnancy, with several hormones playing major roles during pregnancy. The...

  • Common Discomforts During Pregnancy

    Common Discomforts During Pregnancy Symptoms of discomfort due to pregnancy vary from woman-to-woman. The following are some common discomforts. However, each mother-to-be may experience symptoms dif...

  • Pregnancy: What’s Normal … and What's Not

    Pregnancy: What’s Normal … and What's Not No one said there’d be days like this, when your whole body seems out of control. Is this a normal part of pregnancy? Or should you call the doctor? You will...