Week 35: The pregnancy home stretch!

You finally made it to the home stretch of your pregnancy. You've only got five weeks left - and there's a lot to be excited about.Your changing lifeAs you reach the end of your pregnancy, you may notice that on top of your excitement, fear is starting to set in. Being nervous about labor, delivery and bringing your little babe home is normal and every woman goes through it, so there's no reason to think you're being dramatic.Your weekly doctor appointments likely include a …

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Week 39: Woah baby!

You're just one week away from your due date and have probably reached the point where the only thing you want is to be on your way to delivery. Trust us, we get it and we totally understand. It's been a long journey to get to milestone and your patience is probably wearing thin as you're feeling enormous. Your changing lifeFalse labor is a common pregnancy symptom at this stage. The pain typically starts in the front of your body and will dissipate when you …

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Week 37: Watch for labor

You've reached week 37 and your baby is officially considered full term. That means that if you were to go into labor right now, he or she will have developed most of the body's crucial functions. While you're reaching the point in your pregnancy where you just want baby to be here already, be patient. Do what you can to enjoy these last few weeks sans child with your partner, take long naps (because they won't come frequently in the near future!).Your changing …

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Week 38: Bumpin’ pumpkin!

With just two weeks to go, you're nearly there! The realization that you're going to have a baby soon is setting in and you're more anxious than you've ever been to meet your little one. Although there isn't too much excitement in these last couple of weeks, the biggest things you need to look out for are signs of labor. Baby has been considered full term for a week now, so if you were to deliver there likely wouldn't be much of an issue. Your changing …

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Labor and delivery – Relax! Time’s finally up!

It's somewhere around 40 weeks after you first became pregnant, and time's finally run out! Whether it's week 38, week 40 or week 42 of your pregnancy, you and your little one are finally ready to work together to get this thing going. And while you're no doubt relieved that you'll get to meet your baby and get back to your normal self again, there's still a long road ahead, and that road's called labor and delivery. Here's what you can expect during this …

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Pregnancy week 42 – This is it … for real

YOUR CHANGING LIFERelax - this is your last week Welcome to week 42 of your pregnancy. Did you ever think that you would be one of those women who makes it to this point? Even though it might feel like you're the most pregnant woman on earth, you're actually not alone. Plenty of moms-to-be have post-term babies, and it's not always because they're actually "late." In fact, studies have shown that 70 percent of post-term births are actually right on schedule. This …

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Pregnancy week 41 – What’s the holdup?

YOUR CHANGING LIFETake it easy - you'll make it! Welcome to week 41 of your pregnancy. You might not have thought that you'd make it this far, considering that most due dates are calculated based on a 40-week pregnancy period - but don't worry. Millions of women go past their due dates, and it can be for a variety of reasons. Your date of conception could have been a little off or your baby's just not ready to come out yet! Either way, there's nothing to stress over …

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Pregnancy week 40 – The final countdown

YOUR CHANGING LIFECrossing the finish line Welcome to week 40 of your pregnancy, or what we like to refer to as - the finish line. Because from here on out, your pregnancy is technically, well, you know, over.Yet as you look in the mirror and observe your still humongous bump and emerging stretchmarks, you're bound to laugh a little over this technical benchmark. Even though week 40 is considered by most medical experts to be the end of one's pregnancy, it's incredibly common …

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Pregnancy week 38 – Hang in there, baby!

YOUR CHANGING LIFEGearing up for breastfeeding Welcome to week 38 of your pregnancy. You're almost finished with your final trimester, and boy, are you hanging in there, baby!Your body sure is feeling the pressure in these final weeks, because it knows instinctively what's in store come D-day, or the moment when you finally get to set your sights on the baby boy or girl you've been spending so much time with all these months.Your breasts are really ramping up their production of …

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Pregnancy week 37 – Waiting down the clock

YOUR CHANGING LIFEYour hard work starts to pay off Welcome to week 37 of your pregnancy. You've almost done it - you've weathered the morning sickness, the swollen feet, the strange cravings - even the crazy, madcap dreams that are so vivid they almost seem as if they actually happened - you've nearly gotten through what will undoubtedly go down as your toughest experience to date. No, we're not just talking about your pregnancy here - we mean waiting to meet the little guy or …

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