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4 Simple Tips to Shop Perfectly-Fit Nursing Bras

Choosing a perfect fit maternity bra may not be an easy task. Aside from the alterations in the size and shape of … [Read More...]

Pregnancy Week By Week

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40 Weeks Pregnant

Fetus Length: 48 to 52 cm (crown to rump, 35 to 37 cm). Weight: 3,000 g (7 to 7.5 lb). Fetus kicks actively, hard enough to cause the mother considerable discomfort. Fetal hemoglobin begins its conversion to … [Read More...]

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36 Weeks Pregnant

Fetus Length: 42 to 48 cm. Weight: 1,800 to 2,700 g (5 to 6 lb). Body stores of glycogen, iron, carbohydrate, and calcium are augmented. Additional amounts of subcutaneous fat are deposited. Sole of the … [Read More...]

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Prenatal Care

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Routine Pregnancy Tests

Several laboratory tests will be done during your prenatal visits. The results of tests will be noted in your medical record. Other tests may be suggested depending on your medical history, family background, race, or the results of your first exam. Screening tests are available that give information about a pregnant woman’s risk of having [...]

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What is Prenatal Care

Prenatal care refers to the health care given to a woman during pregnancy. The primary goal of prenatal care is to provide maximum health to the expectant mother and to her baby. Thorough prenatal care ensure the birth of a healthy baby. During these prenatal visits, you will undergo certain routine tests and examinations. These [...]

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Pregnancy Care

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Tests to Confirm Pregnancy

Identifying the symptoms of pregnancy is not enough. Of course, you want someone (or something) to prove that you’re really pregnant. Having the doctor confirmed your pregnancy is the best way to know if you are really pregnant. But if you can’t go to the doctor yet, there are still possible and reliable ways. Either [...]

Normal Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is not the time to lose weight. The average weight gain during pregnancy for a woman of normal weight for her height is 25 to 35 lbs. As a general guideline, you should gain a total of 3 to 5 lbs in the first 3 months and about 1 to 2 lbs per week [...]