third trimester

Round Ligament Pain in Pregnancy

Ouch! What was that? You feel a sharp, shooting pain in your abdomen. You may wonder if this is the start of labor or perhaps your baby kicked you real hard. Whatever it was, you hope it goes away. This sharp shooting pain is most likely the result of round ligament pain. Round ligament pain is a common complaint in pregnancy often starting in the second trimester. » Read more

Fetal Movements: How often and when should my baby move?

Are you anxiously awaiting your baby's first kick? Or are you concerned that baby should be moving by now? Or do you have a leaping leprechaun in your belly and wondering if that is normal? Fetal movement varies from pregnancy to pregnancy. However, there are certain expectations given for all babies regarding fetal movement. » Read more

Fun Belly Painting Ideas

Maybe it’s never even occurred to you; or maybe you’ve been dying to do it ever since you got pregnant. Either way, belly painting can be a fun way to express yourself when you have a beautiful, round baby belly. » Read more

Pregnancy Trimesters Guide for First Time Moms

Congratulations on your pregnancy. You may have some questions about what to expect during your pregnancy, what is happening with your developing baby, and what you should be doing to prepare for childbirth. » Read more

27 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Can you believe you have finally made it to your third trimester? Your belly is getting bigger every week now. When you look back on your pregnancy, you may quickly forget how your pregnant belly looked. There are some fun things you can do to try to remember your pregnant belly for years to come. You may have heard about belly castings before. » Read more

28 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Now that you have entered your third trimester, you may be spending more time thinking and preparing for your baby’s birth. You may have taken a childbirth class already and you probably have some ideas about what your baby’s birth will be like. If this is not your first baby, you may want to do things differently with this baby than you did with your first. » Read more

29 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Here it is week twenty-nine. You are so close but yet still so far away from having your baby. As you get closer and closer to your estimated due date, you may be feeling more anxious. If you are a first time mom, you may be really excited about finally becoming a mommy. Are you ready? » Read more

30 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

You are thirty weeks pregnant now. Over the next few weeks we are going to be discussing child birth methods. Some of you may want to have a natural childbirth and others may want to have as little pain as possible during labor. Don’t worry we won’t leave any of you out. » Read more

31 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Yah! You are thirty-one weeks now. You may be ready to be done with this whole pregnancy thing, but your baby still needs a little more time in the womb before she will be ready to leave. You may be anxious to have your pre-pregnant body back, but it is early in your third trimester. You should still have time to prepare for your baby and read up on childbirth. » Read more

32 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Hello moms-to-be. We are excited to see you have made it to week thirty-two. We know that some of you gals are planning to have a natural childbirth, one free of pain medications and medical interventions. » Read more