Sunday, November 06, 2005
I havent kept you updated lately about Jen...so here goes...Notice that she is starting to show...(her belly that is)
This Pregnant Body
Jen Jeppsen, sufficient rest is one of the most important components of a healthy pregnancy. Pregnancy-related insomnia may start to affect your daily routine, but there are things you can do to help. Make sure you always go to the bathroom before you go to bed so you won't be awakened in the middle of the night. Try using pillows in different places under your chest, abdomen or between your knees. Find an arrangement that is most comfortable for you. Take a warm bath or read before bed to relax you further.
Click here to read more about insomnia.
There are some simple stretches and exercises that can help relieve some muscle and ligament pain and pressure that may be disrupting your sleep.
Click here to read more about stretches for the lower back.
Ask Dr. Sears
This week's topic: Bleeding gums
Your baby weights about 5.25 ounces and is 5-1/2 inches long from crown to rump, or about the size of a pickle.
If you notice your belly making regular, jerky movements, don't panic - your baby has the hiccups! The hiccups are harmless for baby but can be annoying for you if they last for a long period of time.
Your baby's digestive system is starting to produce meconium, its first fecal matter. Some new moms are scared at the sight of it and think something must be wrong with their baby.
Click here to read more about meconium.
Click here for an ultrasound image of a baby at 18 weeks.