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: Can I park in the handicap space while I'm pregnant?

It's tough to get around! Can I park in the handicap space while I'm pregnant?

Re: It's tough to get around! Can I park in the handicap space while I'm pregnant?

The Bump Expert

If it's a space designated by the store as "stork parking" or "family parking," by all means, yes, park there. But if it's a space that requires a handicapped parking permit, you definitely shouldn't park in it unless you have one (or else you're breaking the law and could get a ticket or, worse, your car could be towed). The good news is, if you have pregnancy complications that keep you from being mobile, you can apply for the permit. You'll likely need a doctor's note verifying your condition, so check with your DMV about what's required. Otherwise, ask your partner to drop you off at the door.

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Q&A: Can I park in the handicap space while I'm pregnant?

You are pregnant.... not disabled

christa5533 |

Q&A: Can I park in the handicap space while I'm pregnant?

No! The exercise is good for you. Pregnancy is not a disability.

cmurph14 |

Q&A: Can I park in the handicap space while I'm pregnant?

I think more places should have closer parking for a few reasons even though exercise is good , im tired of waiting in for rain (or giving up on the wait and walking through it) somtimes with a cart of groceries, and no handicap permit for me even with painful nerve damage in my leg from the pregnany, it gets frustrating. If you want the exercise dont use the "stork parking".

TaylorRebecca |

Q&A: Can I park in the handicap space while I'm pregnant?

Target has parking for new/expecting mothers. I was so excited to get to use it when I was last at a target. lol (The closest one to me is 2 hours.) Not because I didn't want to walk... but because I got to show off being an expecting mom!

Carroll2Be |

Q&A: Can I park in the handicap space while I'm pregnant?

I do believe there should be expectant parking at more stores. I live in Alaska and with all the ice it is very scary walking through parkinglots not being pregnant let alone 9 months along. A slip on the ice is an immediate 4hr checkup at the maternity ward here.

hcolgrove |

Q&A: Can I park in the handicap space while I'm pregnant?

Sorry for how blunt I am about to be, but this question makes me so angry. Exactly how "tough is it to get around'? Is it more tough than someone with serious physical and/or medical problems? Sounds to me like you just need a big lesson on how to suck it up and deal with it. There are people who truly need to those spaces in order to even be able to enter and exit their vehicle and the store safely.

ATomey6 |

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