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Tag Archives: Pregnant

  • Pregnancy Week 1

    It can be disappointing when you first feel those symptoms coming on; especially when you have been trying to conceive for a while. That familiar irritability giving way to back-pain and cramping is a cycle you’ve been through before, but were not looking forward to this time. If cramping during periods is an occurrence, there are simple remedies that can alleviate this symptom. A heating pad applied directly to the pelvic area or a lower Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 4

    Get ready to enter a new phase in your life and embark on a 36 week journey to take on a new role! Slowly but surely, your body is gearing up for its most important function in paving the way for a new life. If Mr. Right’s fastest swimmer met your eager egg, then you might be experiencing symptoms that might have you convinced that you are about to get your period. So before you Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 5

    Wow! You did it! You have a baby growing inside of you and it feels surreal, doesn’t it? Feeling overwhelmed initially is quite common, so don’t overthink it. If you haven’t begun doing so already, start eating right and getting regular exercise even if it is just a 15 minute stroll and not a full-fledged gym workout. If you’re the kind that spends most of your time taking care of everybody else around you – Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 8

    If you find yourself on a roller coaster of emotions, with being elated one day and downright irritable the next, you’re not alone. These mood swings go hand-in-hand with pregnancy so ask your partner to buckle up for the ride cause it might get bumpy! Your hormone levels are fluctuating more so now than ever, and along with that comes emotional highs and lows. What’s happening with you Your baby is now six weeks old Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 15

    This period of your pregnancy, with most of your nausea and discomfort behind you, is mostly about planning for the future. Contemplating all the ways in which your life is going to change, along with a whole lot of waiting and wondering is what the second trimester is all about. But remember to enjoy this piece and quiet, because it’s all going to change very soon! What’s happening with you Just because you feel more Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 16

    As your pregnancy progresses, although you are feeling great, don’t underestimate your body’s need for rest. With all the changes that you and your baby are going through, any chance for relaxation should be grabbed, almost as a way of making up for what is to come. Even with the cushiest of pregnancies, nobody warns you about the emotional outbursts and itchy and blotchy skin. So go get some rest, you deserve it. What’s happening Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 17

    By now, you are probably used to feeling random aches and pains all across your body. This should not cause you any concern as these are perfectly normal sensations. If you are lucky, you may even feel tiny flutters in your abdomen every once in a while. Try to concentrate on those and not so much on those other uncomfortable sensations. What’s happening with you It does feel good to know that for the first Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 18

    This is truly a great time in the pregnancy, as you are not too big to seriously cut back on physical activities and our past the throes of your nausea and fatigue from the first trimester. So this can be a great time to catch up on anything that you might have missed out in the last few months! So continue your daily exercises to keep your body limber and supple. What’s happening with you Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 19

    Welcome to an important landmark off your pregnancy – the fifth month. With all the excitement that you’re feeling in your belly, you are probably anxious as to how your baby is coming along. This period is called quickening and you may experience it even earlier if this is not your first pregnancy. It is just that you know what to look for when it comes to fetal movement if you have been through it Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 20

    Yippee! You are halfway there! It’s definitely a point in your pregnancy that is worth mentioning. Celebrate with your favorite bottle of non-alcoholic drink or even better with a glass of jaljeera! It can help your digestion and heartburn. After all, 20 down and 20 more to go, so take a moment and celebrate this milestone. What’s happening with you If you have begun developing stretch marks already, then get used to it. Show off Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 21

    With only 19 more weeks to go, you might find that your raging pregnancy hormones are having quite an effect on your libido. While your husband has never been happier than now, you may be surprised at how you are acting. Your grandmother might tell you that sex during pregnancy is dangerous but that is just a myth. Unless you have specifically been instructed by your physician not to, then this is the safest sex Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 22

    With more than half your journey over, you may begin to experience more than flutters. You will not be confusing your sensations with gas bubbles or the like anymore. Movements will become very discernable as you may be able to tell each body part apart. What you have to look forward to is seeing discrete finger and toes, and you can high-five right back! What’s happening with you Don’t get carried away just because you Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 23

    If the reality of being pregnant hasn’t hit you yet, taking 15 bathroom breaks during the day will send the message loud and clear. With all that pressure applied on your pelvic area, it’s no wonder that you feel like you spend more than half the day in the bathroom! For now, it only gets worse before it gets better, so hang in there. It is nice to get all the attention you are and Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 24

    If you cannot see your toes by now, then everything is probably going well! It’s also quite normal to be expressing your new-mom concerns to anyone who will listen. But be prepared for unsolicited advice from everyone including your doodhwaali. But the more you talk about it, the easier it is to assume this new role in your life. What’s happening with you If you see hair in some unwanted places creep up like your Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 25

    With the umbilical cord being resilient to kinks and twisting, it acts as an excellent conduit for exchange of nutrients and blood between you and your baby. You may also be feeling somewhat swollen now, with every part of your body starting to feel pregnant. So if you’re fingers are starting to look like tindoras, know that a good number of pregnant women experience this symptom. In fact you may even have trouble fitting into Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 26

    While on the one hand it seems like time has flown by, there are times when you feel like you have been pregnant forever! Especially with the emotional upheavals that pregnancy brings, and the anticipation growing by the minute, you may feel that time has come to a standstill. But you are almost two-thirds of the way done. Yes! You finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. What’s happening with you You Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 27

    You are officially in the third trimester and so close that you can taste it! This trimester will see your baby getting ready for birth, as most of the developmental growth is complete. In fact your baby now looks like what he or she may look like at birth. For the most part, all that remains is for the baby to put on fat and grow taller. What’s happening with you With being this close Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 35

    If you are walking around with your phone in hand even to the bathroom, you may be nervous that labor can come anytime now, and you wouldn’t be wrong. You will be considered full-term by the end of next week so if you have your hospital bags packed; then you will not be considered over-packed! Your due date is sneaking up on you and not a moment too soon since you haven’t slept since week Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 36

    You are very close now, as by the end of this week you will be considered full-term. But remember that every extra day that your baby gets to stay inside you makes him more self-reliant, so as much as you feel that you are ready to get him out, keeping him in the oven for as long as possible is the way to go. With only a few more weeks to go, you are ready Continue Reading

  • Pregnancy Week 37

    Consider yourself officially ready for the big day any time now. That’s right, your baby is fully developed and giving birth now will not be considered preterm. With how big your belly is and how uncomfortable each step is, you should be thankful that from this point onwards, that your baby’s time in your oven is almost over, except perhaps for some weight gain. And who can blame you, considering there is not a whole Continue Reading