For at least half of the first trimester, most women don't even realize they are pregnant. Even though it doesn't seem to make sense that we count pregnancy weeks from before conception even happens, it is the only way to estimate.The first trimester is a time of tremendous development. In this series, we will look at each of the 13 weeks in this important trimester and see that however tiny it is, vital foundations are being laid down to optimize your embryos chances of survival.
17 Weeks pregnant - What to expect ?
At 17 weeks pregnant your centre of gravity is changing. Trying to maintain a good posture will help you avoid backache and unnecessary muscular strain. If you have to lift heavy objects, remember to bend at the knees and use those large, powerful...
Bonding with your baby
It’s important as a parent that you bond with your baby. Its critical to understand the cues and take actions appropriately there on.
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1 Week pregnant - What to expect?
Forget everything you’ve heard about the moment you find out you’re pregnant. The movies tell us that right after getting a positive on your pregnancy test, the morning sickness and cravings will follow. This is not entirely true! This is...
First trimester pregnancy exercises.
Exercising during the first few months of pregnancy keeps your fitness and energy levels up, reduces risks of complication during pregnancy, boosts your mood and eases back and pelvic pain. In the first trimester, you can take part in most of...
6 Weeks pregnant - What to expect ?
If you haven't already done a pregnancy test, this is the time. You can buy pregnancy urine tests from the supermarket or chemist which are almost just as accurate as the ones used in doctor's surgeries. By the time you are six weeks pregnant,...
16 Weeks pregnant - What to expect ?
By the time you are 16 weeks pregnant you have probably had a couple of ante-natal appointments already. As part of a standard series of medical checks conducted in early pregnancy, specialised blood tests are included. If you haven’t already...
Best time to get pregnant.
Best time to get pregnant When is the best time to get pregnant in a woman’s cycle? Getting pregnant has a lot to do with timing. Having sex as close as possible to the day of ovulation (when an egg is released from one of your ovaries)...
Simple postnatal exercises.
Starting off with simple exercises after delivery offers excellent health benefits. However, it is necessary to consult your doctor before you start with any postnatal exercise routine.