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Week-by-Week Pregnancy Tips

Over the next nine months you can expect a lot of changes in your body and your life. Here, we help you to navigate those new feelings and to ensure you don't miss any important pregnancy tips along the way from week one to delivery.
pregnant woman holding stomach Week 40

Once you get to the hospital, a doctor will check things out down there to see how much your cervix has dilated. Once you reach 3 or 4 centimeters, you'll likely be offered an epidural to help manage the pain. (According to the many women who swear by them, the needle prick of the local anesthetic going in before they give you the epidural may be the most painful part of your entire labor.) Or, you may be set on delivering drug-free. No matter what you've planned or imagined, it's perfectly fine to change your mind at the last minute. It happens a lot!