Pregnancy Week by Week

Get a window on what’s happening in your pregnancy, week by week. From week four to week 42, your baby is experiencing a miraculous transformation from a clump of cells to a fully formed (and totally cute) newborn. Just imagine, as early as five weeks, your baby is already starting to form major organs (heart, stomach, liver, and kidneys) and systems (digestive, circulatory, nervous). By eight weeks, your raspberry-sized womb-mate is moving her arms and legs. At the beginning of your second trimester (week 14), your wee one is sucking his thumb. By week 28, the first week of the third trimester, baby (now as big as an eggplant) is prepping for breathing, developing his eyesight and packing on pounds in anticipation of life outside the womb. Each week is a new miracle. Less miraculous is how a mom-to-be may feel. Pregnancy Week-by-Week charts your baby’s development but also lets mom know what she might be feeling during each week of her pregnancy. Pregnancy week by Week includes everything mom needs to know to feel a sense of control over her pregnancy. Each week offers a complete guide to what you might feel, your must-do’s, your nice-to do’s, and answers and advice on everything pregnancy-related. Plus each week’s guide offers tips on maintaining a healthy and comfortable pregnancy from strategies on coping with pregnancy symptoms (morning sickness anyone?) to ideas for healthy eating, and pointers on talking to your OB. Let us guide you along your pregnancy, week by week.

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Q&A: Treating heartburn while pregnant?

How can I safely treat heartburn while pregnant?

Re: How can I safely treat heartburn while pregnant?

The Bump Expert

Oh, one of the many joys of pregnancy: heartburn. But that burning sensation in your chest and the acid reflux in your throat don’t have to be a given. Check out over-the-counter medicines like Tums and Rolaids--just be sure you look at the labels. Avoid antacids that contain sodium citrate, sodium bicarbonate, aluminum, and aspirin (which may be listed as salicylate or acetylsalicylic acid) because they increase constipation and swelling. Make sure you check with your doctor before you take any other type of antacid. It’s always better to be overly cautious than an OTC renegade when you’re pregnant.

If you’d rather go the homeopathic route, try a tablespoon of honey in warm milk, a handful of almonds, or some fresh or dried papaya. Some find that chewing gum after meals also helps reduce acid.

Q&A: Treating heartburn while pregnant?

Bananas!!! They are a natural neutralizer. DId wonders for me.

justforbaby626 |

Q&A: Treating heartburn while pregnant?

Prilosec every morning. I have really bed acid reflux, and it was a life saver. Plus, no risk to the baby as far as my doctor was concerned.

xxaliciaxx |

Q&A: Treating heartburn while pregnant?

Earth Mama Angel Baby's Organic Heartburn tea is amazing! Its a plus that it tastes great too! www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/pregnancy/heartburn-tea.html

Alliebug126 |

Q&A: Treating heartburn while pregnant?

cold glass of milk!

sasahall1 |

Q&A: Treating heartburn while pregnant?

Look for a chewable called papaya enzymes. They are like a natural version of tums, smell and taste better, and work faster! Even my husband is taking them for heartburn now. They are working wonders for me. :)

nicacarrots |

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