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: Advice for new moms breastfeeding?

"What's your general advice for new moms who will be breastfeeding?" -trishie7

Re: "What's your general advice for new moms who will be breastfeeding?" -trishie7

The Bump Expert

Breastfeeding isn’t always easy. You may hit some hurdles along the way—and that’s totally normal. Feeling frustrated, clueless or just plain uncomfortable at times isn’t unusual, but don’t give up or assume that you can’t do it. Once you start talking to other moms, you’ll see you’re not alone. Check out our breastfeeding boards, talk to your friends or other mommies in your area. One thing you’ll find about moms who are breastfeeding is that they usually like to share their experiences—from a trick they’ve discovered along the way that makes things easier to crazy home remedies they’ve tried that really didn’t work.

Another thing to keep in mind is that this is your decision and you shouldn’t let anyone pressure you to breastfeed or not to breastfeed, or how long or how often to do it. Feel confident in the choices you’ve made.

The Bump Editors


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