Your baby is finally ready to meet you! Learn why you may need to induce labor if you're overdue in week 40.
Your baby is just about ready to make an appearance. Here┐s what to expect during labor and a boost of encouragement for you to take into the delivery room.
Contractions don't exactly tickle. Even if you vowed to not have an epidural before, you may change your mind once you're in labor, and that's perfectly fine--it's your baby, your body, and your pain tolerance!
When your baby is born, heart rate, grimace response, skin coloration, respiration, and muscle tone will be measured. This is called an Apgar score; most healthy babies score between 7 and 9 on a scale of 1 to 10. Don't worry--perfect 10s are rare (and have nothing to do with whether your little star will get into Harvard or Yale!)
Your actual pregnancy is coming to an end--and labor is coming. Brace yourself and get ready to finally meet your little love. Congratulations!
1. Be ready for your water to break.
Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.
Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!
We've got answers to your questions from experts and parents who've been there.
Your baby is all grown now and ready to meet you. Congratulations!
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Find out what to expect during labor if your baby weighs more than 9 pounds.
Find out how to tighten the muscles between your rib cage and pubic bone before and after your baby arrives.
Still waiting? Try these natural remedies that could help induce labor.
Learn why your doctor may decide to induce you and which methods she has to choose from.
The best thing to do when you're overdue? Don't stress!
Start planning your post-pregnancy fitness regimen now. You'll be back out there in no time!
Try a fitness class for new moms to stay motivated to drop pounds in a friendly, understanding environment.