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Pregnancy Week-by-Week sponsored by StorkNet
A guide to fetal development and maternal changes, from StorkNet.

  • For each of the forty weeks of pregnancy, you'll find information about baby's development, the types of changes that occur within mom's pregnant body, tid-bits for dads, specific info for pregnant moms of twins or more, inspirational thoughts and suggested reading

  • Click the week in the table to the left to visit the week you're interested in

  • We hope you'll read through all 40 weeks as the information builds on each week

    My Pregnancy Calendar
    Tracks your pregnancy and your baby's development daily, weekly and monthly.

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    Epigee: Pregnancy Symptoms
    A listing of common symptoms experienced by pregnant women, divided by trimester.
    Includes details of how the pregnant woman's body changes and how the fetus ...

  • Most women have uncomplicated pregnancies and their daily routines may not change until the last few weeks before delivery

  • Pregnancy typically lasts 40 weeks, or 9 months

  • This means that at conception, the unborn child is already considered two weeks old! The First Trimester (Week 1 - Week 12) Six Weeks : By twenty-one days after fertilization, the embryo's tiny heart has begun beating

  • If you experience a sharp pain on the side in early pregnancy, or bleeding and/or cramping at anytime during pregnancy, call your doctor immediately! The Second Trimester (Week 13 - Week 26) Eighteen Weeks : By this time eyebrows, eyelashes, and fine hair appear

  • The Third Trimester (Week 27 - 40) Twenty-four Weeks : Seen here at six months, the unborn child is covered with a fine, downy hair called lanugo and a waxy substance called vernix

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    HIV, pregnancy, mothers and babies
    Information about being HIV positive and pregnant, antiretroviral drugs and
    pregnancy, and HIV, birth and breastfeeding.

  • AZT is usually taken two or three times daily, starting after the first trimester sometime between 14 to 34 weeks of pregnancy, as well as being taken during labour

  • Delaying starting drug treatment until after the first trimester means in practice delaying until 12 to 14 weeks from the date of your last missed period

  • The main reason for delaying treatment until after the first trimester is that the baby’s main organs develop in the first 12 weeks in the womb

  • If only a limited number of drugs are available then AZT monotherapy from 28 weeks of pregnancy is likely to be recommended with single dose NVP and AZT being taken during labour

  • AZT is started at between 14 to 34 weeks of pregnancy, and you also take it during labour in the same way as you would take it if you did not need treatment for your own HIV infection

  • Which drugs should my baby take? If an HIV positive woman is taking AZT then it will probably be recommended that her baby is given AZT (usually as a syrup) for the first six weeks of its life starting 8-12 hours after birth

  • Alternatively, if the mother has taken AZT and 3TC during labour then an effective regime for the baby would be one week of AZT and 3TC

    Contraceptive Patch at from ...
    Describe the method, its use, side effects, advantages, and disadvantages.
    From the Feminist Women's Health Center.

  • The Patch is changed each week for a schedule of 3 weeks on and 1 week off

  • The day of the week you pick to apply The Patch will be the same day you change The Patch a week later

  • (In the case of second trimester abortion or giving birth, wait 4 weeks to apply your first Patch

  • Use one Patch per week for three weeks in a row

  • On the fourth week, no Patch should be worn and your menstrual period should start

  • The Patch should not be worn continuously - it is important to have the week off during which your period occurs

  • If your Patch has not been in place for over 24 hours or if you're not sure how long it has been, you can start your four-week Patch cycle over

  • Use a new Patch as soon as possible and record the day of the week

  • Record this day of the week as your new Patch change day and use a back-up method of birth control for the next 7 days

  • You will be beginning a new four-week Patch cycle with this Patch

  • Record the day of the week and use a back-up method of birth control for the next seven days

  • Can be worn for three weeks

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    Dedicated to the memory of Kassandra, Gabrielle, Zarah and Alexander Hicks.

  • At 19.5 weeks we learned that there were 3 girls and 1 boy

  • At 21 weeks I had spotting and an u/s showed my cervix shortening

  • A cervical cerclage was put in place the next week

  • Bed rest was only successful for a week

  • At 24 2/7 weeks my first child was born naturally

  • I became septic and the other 3 were delivered by emergency cesarean at 24 4/7 weeks

    Dominic and Joseph Seibert's Birth -
    A sad story of a mother who lost both her twins.

  • Dominic and Joseph's Birth I was 24 weeks pregnant with twins, and I really didn't know much about pregnancy

  • I went in for my 24 week checkup

    Miscarriage - Womens Health and Medical Information on
    Causes, preventive measures, and additional information.

  • | August 16, 2006 > > > Miscarriage 1 | Miscarriage (Spontaneous Abortion) Medical Author: Medical Revision: Medical Editor: A miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) is any pregnancy that is non-viable (wherein the fetus cannot survive or is born before the 20th week of pregnancy)

  • Miscarriage occurs in about 15-20% of all recognized pregnancies, and usually occurs before the 13th week of pregnancy

  • Of those miscarriages before the eighth week, 30% have no fetus associated with the sac or placenta

  • Another 15% of conceptions are lost before 8 weeks gestation

    Pregnancy on Yahoo! Health
    Information on each stage of pregnancy, how to plan for having a baby, how to
    prepare for delivery as well as caring for a newborn.

  • () To find your due date, the calculator takes the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP) and adds 40 weeks


    Pregnancy Calendar - Week by Week. First, Second, Third, Trimester ...
    Week-by-week guide to what is happening to the mother and baby during pregnancy.

  • Pregnancy Calendar's Pregnancy Calendar is a week-by-week guide to what is happening with you and your baby throughout your pregnancy

  • Be sure to use our if you are not sure what week you are currently in

  • To begin, select the week of your pregnancy that you are in from the list of links below -- Your local guide to pregnancy and ...
    Source for parenting, baby, and children needs featuring an interactive events
    calendar, parenting resources, and message board.

    Valuable information for patients and physicians regarding ultrasound in pregnancy
    and infertility.

  • It is believed that the ceases functioning when the is about eight weeks old

  • By the time the is about 16 weeks old, the is about the same size as the ; then, they fuse forming the CHORIO-AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE

  • The GESTATIONAL SAC, also known as the BAG OF WATERS, is essentially everything inside of the (also known as the chorionic sac) during early or everything inside of the chorio-amniotic sac during later (i.e., after approximately 16 weeks menstrual age)

  • (Conception usually occurs around Day 14, or two weeks into the cycle.) Consequently, even though we can tell with substantial certainty when conception probably took place, we still give age from the last normal menstrual period

  • For example, if conception occurred 8 weeks before an ultrasound scan, we would say that the is 10 weeks old menstrual age

  • (remember, conception occurs approximately 2 weeks after the first day of the menstrual period.) Incidentally and interestingly, conception may not occur on the day of intercourse

  • By the time the reaches 12 weeks of age, we use measurement of the BIPARIETAL DIAMETER () to determine age

  • By sixteen weeks of age, almost everybody measures two other things, in addition to the, to determine fetal age local guide to pregnancy and parenting ...
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    fish oils and pregnancy and infants
    Summaries of the latest research concerning fish oils and pregnancy and infants.

  • Danish researchers report that women who consume fish or seafood once a week during the first 16 weeks of pregnancy have a 3.6 times lower risk of giving birth to a low birth weight (less than 2500 grams) or premature (born before 259 days) baby than do women who never consume fish or seafood

  • Their study involved 10 lactating women who between week 4 and 6 postpartum supplemented with either 200 mg of DHA per day or 200 mg of a corn/soy oil mixture (placebo oil)

  • At the end of the 2 weeks the DHA content of the milk from the DHA-supplemented mothers had increased by 28% while the DHA content in the milk from the mothers in the placebo group had decreased by 25%

  • In other words, after 2 weeks the DHA content in the milk from DHA-supplemented mothers was almost twice as high as in the milk from the mothers in the placebo group

  • One clinical trial found that women who supplemented with fish oil (1.5 grams eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and 1 gram docosahexaenoic acid [DHA] daily) from their 30th week of pregnancy extended the pregnancy by 4 days and gave birth to infants weighing an average of 100 grams more that infants born to mothers supplementing with placebos (olive oil)

    National MS Society | Rebif (Interferon beta-1a)
    Beta-Interferon 1A (Rebif) in the treatment of MS.

  • A controlled clinical trial in relapsing-remitting MS compared three groups-those receiving 22mcg three times per week, those receiving 44mcg three times a week, and those receiving placebo

  • Reporting on the outcome of the EVIDENCE trial, which compared Rebif and Avonex (both interferon beta-1a), the FDA added the following information to the labeling of Rebif: "Patients treated with Rebif 44 mcg [micrograms] sc [delivered subcutaneously] tiw [3 times per week] were more likely to remain relapse-free at 24 and 48 weeks than were patients treated with Avonex 30 mcg im [delivered intramuscularly] qw [once per week]." Proper Usage Rebif is given three times a week subcutaneously (between the fat layer just under the skin and the muscles beneath)

  • When beginning treatment, it is recommended that you start at 8.8 mcg three times a week and gradually increase over a 4-week period to the 44mcg dose in order to reduce the side effects

  • Rebif should be administered at the same time of day, on the same days of the week, preferably in the late afternoon

  • Since flu-like symptoms are a fairly common side effect during the initial weeks of treatment, it is recommended that the injection be given at bedtime

    Vegetarian Diets During Pregnancy
    An essay by Reed Mangels on how vegetarians can easily meet their nutrient needs
    during pregnancy.

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