Mom's Changing Body
Feeling dizzy? This is another normal pregnancy side effect, and it's due to the fact that your blood pressure has dropped. Your blood can't move as fast as it used to, so you may feel lightheaded when you stand up or after standing for a long period of time. You're probably enjoying the benefits of pregnancy hormones now in the form of thicker hair and stronger nails, but along with the gorgeous locks, you may start to notice a few unwanted hairs. Stick to plucking, waxing and shaving for removal—bleaches and depilatories contain unsafe chemicals.
Tired of taking a back seat to your bump? The days of chatting about yourself or your favorite TV shows may seem long gone. Now all your friends want to talk about is your due date, the nursery, and baby names. If you're sick of dishing about your pregnancy, have a few hot conversation topics ready for your next dinner party.
What Week 22 of Your Pregnancy Is Really Like
Pregnancy Confidential Podcast
Sometimes Being Pregnant Sucks (And It's OK)
It's Week 22 and you've been pregnant for a while—you're over the hump, but you still have a trimester and a third to go. While pregnancy is a time for glowing, planning and getting excited for the baby-to-be, it can sometimes be a bummer: Sleepless nights trying to stay in the "right" position (Why is it that you always loved sleeping on your left side until now, when you're supposed to???), heartburn, a general sense of anxiety you can't shake, mood swings. Sometimes pregnancy blows—and it's OK to recognize that. Today we'll talk about why you really don't have to LOVE being pregnant all the time.
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How to Create Your Birth Plan: A Checklist for ParentsWriting a birth plan doesn't mean your delivery will be free of surprises—but at least you'll be ready for them. Learn how to create your own birth plan with this handy checklist.
Swollen Feet and Pregnancy: Your Feet Before and After BabyPregnancy brings about bodily changes from head to toe—quite literally. And swollen feet during your pregnancy is only the beginning of the fun.