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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Ideas for Last Date Night Before Baby?

Any tips for a final date night? I guess we won't have another for a while!

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Any tips for a final date night? I guess we won't have another for a while!

The Bump Expert

You're right that time alone with your spouse can be scarce in the first weeks (or years) with baby. Make the most of your final few evenings together before becoming parents.

Catch a flick
There are lots of places where you can bring an infant. A movie theater is not one of them. See a blockbuster on the big screen before you're doomed to Netflix.

Have a candlelit dinner
A romantic evening at home might not happen for the next, oh, eight or nine years. (Sex almost definitely won't happen for six weeks.) Cook together or order in and cuddle in the living room.

Double date
Go out with your childless couple-friends and pack in adult interaction before the little one takes over. And try not to talk about the baby. No, you two won't be alone, but you can use this as a time to reconnect with your partner as a person (as opposed to a babymaker).

Plus, more from The Bump:

Prepare Your Relationship for Baby

Sex Positions for the Third Trimester

Can Having Sex Induce Labor?

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Just this past weekend we took my sister out for her birthday. I love in a small town near Swan Antonio TX and she IN SA,, so we went to the Riverwalk. Took her to dinner and a couple spots my fiancée and I used to hit, did a little dancing and a lot of walking. Now I finally think I waddle thanks to ”twisting” to an Elvis karaoke song at the very end of the night. Plus, we got some bonding time in with her!

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