Every month of pregnancy comes with new and exciting surprises as your baby grows and develops. Learn what to expect during each stage and how to deal with your changing pregnant body and other pregnancy side effects.
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 1
You're pregnant, now what? Find out what steps you should take during your first month of pregnancy, how to pick the right OB/GYN, and how to help alleviate your first month of pregnancy symptoms.
normal for your first prenatal check up. In the meantime, enjoy those skinny jeans because they will not fit for much longer. And remember, even if you feel like partying it up be sure to swap out those ciggies and champagne for prenatal vitamins . Your baby, as well as your hair, skin, and nails will thank you. [MUSIC]
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 2
Find out how big your munchkin is, how many calories you should be eating, and how to keep up your work and social life while pregnant in month 2.
when you're pregnant, but the truth is you only need about 200 extra calories a day during the first two trimesters. That's like an apple with some peanut butter on it, not a whole bos of Entenmann's. Don't wanna spread the news just yet? Here are a few tips that can
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 3
See what physical changes you can expect during month 3 of pregnancy--and how to break the big news to your boss.
[MUSIC] Your little one is about the size of a standard paper clip , has millions of cells already and is making the big transition from embryo to fetus this month. Wha, what. As for you,
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 4
Watch this video to learn what your baby is up to during month 4 of pregnancy and how to keep your social life active even with your growing bump.
of that annoyance at the gym, as long as you have the green light from your doctor. Staying fit will help you stay more energized and help your baby get more oxygen. I know, you're psyched about being pregnant, but do not let it dominate the flow of your conversations with friends. Trust me, even your bestie's enthusiasm, it's gonna dip if you start in with non-stop baby talk. So, go ahead and gush a little. But then move on to other more pressing topics, you know? Like last night's SNL, that juicy new book she's been reading. I'm sure you're going to have plenty to talk about this month. We'll see you in just a few
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 5
During month 5 of pregnancy, you can finally opt to find out Baby's gender. Meanwhile, you may be having not-so-desirable pregnancy side effects. Here are some tips to dealing with your pregnant life.
tiny little body. Eggs that could one day end up being the building blocks for your grandchildren. Yeah seriously, pregnancy, it's a little bit like the Twilight Zone. You, dear lady, are probably peeing like a racehorse right about now because your kidneys are working overtime. So stay hydrated, and sit closer to the bathroom if you need to. Also, seriously consider panty liners . I know, panty liners . Between your second trimester ultrasound, which can take forever, guzzling that sticky sweet stuff to find out if you're suddenly diabetic, dealing
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 6
Baby's weight nearly doubles during month 6 of pregnancy! It may feel like you are packing on the pounds as well. Here's how to feel better and manage your pregnancy weight.
is not increasing quite as rapidly. Speaking of extra weight, all those extra pounds you're putting on are also adding pressure to your feet. Which could lead to a condition called overpronation. That just means the bones in your foot have kind of flattened out, yeah, ouch! If you did not have a good excuse for a foot massage before, you've got one now. What's not weighing you down? Your sex drive, which is probably finally back at full force. And no contrary to popular belief , you're developing baby will not feel a thing if you and your partner go to town. So definitely get on that. We'll
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 7
Month 7 of pregnancy is all about nesting. Now that Baby's lungs are almost fully developed, the end is in sight. Still, those pregnancy aches may be nearly unbearable -- find out how to get relief.
to being perfect. And here she is taking practice breaths in that amniotic fluid . Hopefully you're taking a few calming, deep breaths too. Aches, pain, general fatigue got you down? Let your doctor know what's going on, but also know that most of this
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 8
Why are Baby's kicks not as strong as they used to be? Why can't I sleep at night? Watch this video to learn more about common symptoms of pregnancy during month 8.
or not, a little mild exercise, as long as you get the green light from your doctor, can help you get a few more zs. A good white noise machine could help, too, and it will definitely come in handy later on in baby's nursery. Do not, I repeat do not
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 9
In month 9 of pregnancy, your baby is fully-grown and preparing for his big debut. Find out what to pack in your hospital bag as you prepare for labor and delivery.
say hi, but don't forget the less glamorous, really practical stuff like adult diapers , flip flops for the shower, and your cellphone charger . You're gonna need some of those things more than you know. Have fun packing, and we'll see you in the delivery room.
Pregnancy Month by Month: Preparing for Labor
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.
not to mention the pain. Just know that your body is so freaking awesome , and you can get through this. Thought you didn't want painkillers, but now you're suddenly having second thoughts? Go ahead, ask for them, no big. Wanted a vaginal birth , but baby's coming via c-section? Do not dwell on what could have been. Just roll with it, and don't be hard on