Category Archives: Maternity

Exams Your Baby Must Do

What Exams Does the Baby Need to Do?

When the baby is born it is necessary that the same one does several different exams, but the moms, most of the first trip end up not knowing which Exams the baby needs to do and to clarify these doubts we came to bring some information.First let’s understand what the main ones are, even though some changes have been made in recent times and new exams have been added. Continue reading Exams Your Baby Must Do

Personal Freedom of Clothes

Personal Freedom, Common Happiness!

“You go five weeks without Henry, pregnant?” I was asked several times by acquaintances with large eyes.Yes, I replied. Why not, I thought. Of course it would be nice if we all this small Bali adventure could live together, no question. I’m sure that is something that I would hope. But it is not possible that for various reasons. A little more flexible job and compulsory education. Just something. Continue reading Personal Freedom of Clothes

Swaddle Me–Baggies Rn

Surely you can’t hold more than I talk about sleeping bags here in the blog? Have been so many posts (see here) that always when I don’t think I have anything left to talk about, some more positive point that deserves a post.
This time the Baggies for Newborn, called Swaddle Me. They hug the baby and it’s been a “charutinho” keeping the arms stuck, what brings security to baby in this first phase and calm down, since the belly the baby looked tight. Continue reading Swaddle Me–Baggies Rn

Overalls That Facilitate Breastfeeding

There are many options of overalls that help in breastfeeding and that look wonderful in moms

Here are some options for overalls that make breastfeeding easier to stay beautiful during pregnancy:

We know how delicate it is to choose the outfit when breastfeeding.Besides the difficulty of finding a practical and versatile clothes to breastfeed, it is very complicated to find a piece that has its style and that serves for all occasions, whether in the work environment or the walk with the family. Continue reading Overalls That Facilitate Breastfeeding

Special Maternity Clothes (II), Brands and Stores

Promise is a debt. There goes the second article about brands and maternity clothes stores. I recommend you read the first part in which I give you some tidbits. I forgot to tell you that while I was preparing this extensive article I discovered some stores that had been closed by the crisis. What a pity. I’d like to know how much clothing prepamama comprasteis? during your pregnancy Before answering I write here all the information and pictures of the collections fall and winter 2012 2013. Keep reading friends. Continue reading Special Maternity Clothes (II), Brands and Stores

Last Month of Pregnancy: 7 Tips To Relieve The Symptoms

Last Month, All Ready For The Baby’s Arrival. Now Is Remain Quiet For Arrival Of The Newest Member Of The Family.

Last month of GravidezQuando pregnancy is heading for the last month, perhaps for pregnant women is the longest gestation period. The belly this big, causing discomfort to even simple movements: lower, sleep and others. Continue reading Last Month of Pregnancy: 7 Tips To Relieve The Symptoms

I'm Pregnant. Can I Dye My Hair?

We spoke to a Hairdresser to help you know what you should and should not do in this case.

One of the most controversial issues among women involves the use or not of paints or any other chemical in the hair during the period of pregnancy. Will they do any harm to the baby that is inside the stomach? What are the consequences that the use of chemical products can bring to pregnancy? Continue reading I'm Pregnant. Can I Dye My Hair?

6 Weeks Pregnancy

After six weeks of pregnancy, your baby is only a few millimeters, but now your heart beats fast and strong. If you hear it during a medical examination or ultrasound test, it sounds something like accelerated a horse galloping. The speed of your heartbeat is normal for this gestational stage.

  • Your baby measures: between 0.08 and 0.16 inches (2 to 5 mm)
  • More or less of the size: an Apple seed

Even so of tiny, your baby develops to giant steps. This week they begin to form facial, like eyes and nose features, and the small holes where are his ears. Also started its development the extremities, digestive and respiratory systems, the brain, muscles and bones.

Prenatal care

Prenatal care is the health care you receive in a systematic manner during your pregnancy. The early and consistent care throughout the pregnancy is key to ensure your well-being and that of your baby.

It is ideal to start your antenatal care before becoming pregnant, when you begin to plan your pregnancy.

However, since the majority of pregnancies are unplanned, you must start it as soon as possible, by between six to eight weeks of pregnancy, according to the official of the Department of health guidelines of United States.

If you have a normal and high-risk pregnancy, appointments are usually monthly in the first months, and more often during the last weeks of pregnancy. At every appointment, your doctor carries out evaluations of routine, like your blood pressure, weight, urine testing and measurement of your uterus. Occasionally, you must also perform additional tests to diagnose or rule out the risk of having complications. Learn more about these and other important details on antenatal care on .


11 Weeks of Pregnancy

Looking for two coins of five U.S. cents (nickels) and place them in the Palm of your hand. This is what your baby weighs on the 11 weeks of pregnancy. And the most amazing thing of all is that with just 10 grams of weight, your little already nearly looks like the baby you will have in your arms in a few months.

  • Your baby measures: between 1.5 and 2 inches (3.81-5 centimeters)
  • More or less of the size of: your thumb

Your baby

Eleven weeks pregnant your baby looks like a tiny version of the small that you’ll soon have arms. Although his head is still larger than the rest of his body, his torso starts to lengthen and straighten, and limbs are long and thin. This week also separate fingers of the hands and feet (before were United by a membrane, like the fingers of ducks or frogs).

Much remains to make it breathe on their own, but already his nose has open nostrils. Your ears will take its final form and there are hair follicles, where his hair come in the following months.

Your little mouth has a well-formed tongue and palate. The diaphragm also begins to develop, and soon your baby will have hiccups. Once you can feel its movements, in a few weeks, you can also feel when you have hiccups.

Their external genitalia continue their development and soon will be identifiable. Your baby, if you are a woman, also develops her ovaries near this week.

As it grows, your child also learns to manipulate her body. At 11 weeks of pregnancy some bones begin to harden and already your little can open and close your hands, move their limbs, swallow, move her mouth, stretching his back, and take turns in your uterus. Missing a few weeks so that you can feel all of this activity, but you can be sure that your baby is very busy all day.

Your body

If you have two or more pregnancies, or are very thin texture, perhaps you start to notice your belly around this week – and insurance your pants have done so you know in advance!

For first-time moms, the belly will take longer to notice, perhaps around four or five months pregnant.

With the changes in your body also come changes in your wardrobe, and it is the perfect time for a shopping trip to maternal clothing store. Perhaps in a home not you consider it necessary, but takes into account that your pregnancy clothes use it only a few months, and if you want to get out of this inevitable investment, it is not such a bad idea to start using it before.


21 Weeks of Pregnancy

If half plus one is most, then, to reach the 21 weeks of pregnancy because you are in the final phase of your waiting. This week your baby continues to juggle in your womb thanks to his muscle development, and you can also have a taste of your meals through the amniotic fluid.

  • Your baby measures: 10.5 inches (a little more than 26 cm)
  • More or less than the height of: a box of cereal.
  • Weight: 13 oz (369 g), what weighs more or less a soccer ball.

Your baby

Did you already feel your baby’s movements? Pregnant women, especially mothers experienced, most manage to identify the subtle movements of her small at this point. At the beginning they are small flutters in your abdomen, something like gas or butterflies in the stomach, and increase in intensity as your baby grows (see instructions to feel your baby’s movements at 18 weeks of pregnancy).

If you don’t feel your baby move at the first attempt, be calm, maybe that you sleeping.

At its 21 weeks gestation, your little has a similar sleep cycle to the of a newborn, and can sleep between 12 and 14 hours a day.

The taste of your baby for food and the preference of flavors begins to form from the womb. Around 21 weeks of pregnancy, the taste buds of your baby start your development and your baby can prove everything that comes through the amniotic fluid which swallows. Therefore if you like spicy food, it is likely that your baby would prefer it also because it has already had a taste before he was born.

Other milestones in its development this week:

  • The marrow of your little is already formed and began to produce red blood cells.
  • His eyelids are well formed and remain closed.

Your body

Around these dates you can see one of those little attractive second-trimester pregnancy symptoms: stretch marks. It’s a color pink or purple scars (then changed to white or coffee) that appear as a result of a sudden stretch your skin. Most frequently appear in the abdomen, but you can also have them in the chest, hips, buttocks and back (because all your skin is stretched in a pregnancy).

You can moisturize your tummy with cream skin to prevent dryness and itching, but there is little you can do to avoid the appearance of stretch marks. More than half of pregnant women have them, thanks to a genetic factor: If your mother had them during pregnancy, it is likely that you are also going to have them. A sudden and excessive weight gain or obesity in pregnancy also make you more prone to stretch marks.

The fifth month of pregnancy is an ideal time to start thinking about taking childbirth classes. There are different philosophies and methods, from those who advocate a childbirth natural without intervention of third parties, to those who want to plan and take advantage of all available medical and pharmacological resources. The most suitable type depends on you. You can ask about prenatal courses in your locality in your doctor’s office or in the hospital. You can also take a look at these resources:


17 Weeks of Pregnancy

Arriving at the 17 weeks of pregnancy your baby starts to build up fat and you gain weight (completely normal and necessary) in both cases. While your little heart beats to pace, heal rearranges to accommodate the uterus that almost reaches the level of the navel.

  • Your baby measures: 6 inches (a little more than 15 centimeters)
  • More or less of the size: the length of a U.S. dollar bill.
  • Weight: 5 oz (141 g), what weighs more or less an Apple.

Your baby

At 17 weeks of pregnancy, your baby begins to form and accumulate the fat that will give you his angelic appearance at birth. But rather than issue of look, that fat fulfills a very important function of keeping the baby’s temperature and regulate your metabolism.

In addition, at this stage the ducts in your lungs develop and prepare to inhale oxygen, although for now they do not breathe more than amniotic fluid. Your little also practiced motions necessary to swallow and suck.

If you have an ultrasound at this time perhaps you can see him doing these movements, and even taking hand to mouth.

Your heart beats 140 to 150 times per minute, double the speed of an adult heartbeat. You sounds fast, this rhythm is completely normal for gestational age. And another great advance is that his heart is now controlled by the brain.

Still harden their bones and their circulatory and urinary systems are in operation.

As your baby grows and gains strength, its umbilical cord is also extended and strengthened to meet the increasing demands of a larger baby.

Your body

Your belly is already evident and you can have increased between five and ten pounds (of 2.25 to 4.5 kilograms). As already nausea are gone, your appetite takes effect and cravings can do his thing. Although worry you get too weight, tries to focus on the quality of the food, not limit amount. From now on, it is now normal that increase around one pound (0.45 kilograms) per week (more on this topic on How is distributed weight in pregnancy?).

As your uterus grows, other organs in your body are reacomodados. Your intestines, for example, begin to push back and side of your trunk (with the inevitable side effect on your digestive system).

Although much remains for childbirth, there is something you can be doing to better prepare you: Kegel exercises. It is contractions of the muscles of the pelvic floor. Put in simpler terms, what you do is tighten your internal muscles as if you were urinating and you want to interrupt the flow.

Kegel exercises help prevent urinary incontinence caused by pregnancy, improve circulation in the lower area of your body and strengthen the muscles to facilitate the second stage of labor.


15 Weeks of Pregnancy

To the 15 weeks of pregnancy your little keeps busy practicing their movements, large and small. Meanwhile, you occupy your time getting you to symptoms of pregnancy in the second trimester.

  • Your baby measures: 4.5 inches
  • More or less of the size: the diameter of a compact disc.
  • Weight: 2.5 ounces (70 grams), the same that half cup of flour

Your baby

Your baby spends his days very busy, develop, grow, and move – your new favorite pastime. Meet 15 weeks of pregnancy, your little already has the ability to move all parts of your body, and loves to kick, move arms, thumb sucking and spinning in your belly. Also has greater control over small movements, as his mouth (swallowing amniotic fluid) and respiratory system (with which practice the movements needed to breathe, although it will not do so until after birth).

If you are a veteran in this pregnancy, perhaps start to feel the movements of your little these days or in the coming weeks.

At the beginning it is difficult to identify them, as they are subtle sensations in your abdomen. Many mothers describe them as tingling, bubbles or butterflies in the stomach, as they are almost imperceptible. They are frequently confused with sounds and normal movements of your digestive, such as hunger or gas system. Moms probably notice the movements of your baby around 20 weeks of pregnancy.

This week the taste buds of your baby develops. Also your little acquires the ability to perceive light, although his eyes remain closed.

Your body

In pregnancy, your heart works by two. See more. At this point, it is pumping 20% extra blood for your baby, and this percentage reaches 50% of your normal blood flow at the end of your pregnancy.

Other normal symptoms in the second trimester of pregnancy:

  • Pregnant brain. Difficulty concentrating, distraction and lack of memory, due in part to the hormones of pregnancy. This is somewhat controversial, as not all women experience it, and there are so many studies that they refute it as others confirming it.
  • Sensitive gums. The hormones of pregnancy are also responsible for your gums swell and be more sensitive. A little bleeding in the gums when you brush you teeth or using dental floss is normal, but more severe bleeding requires care, because it may be sign of complications.
  • Bleeding in the nose. Due to excessive blood flow in your body during pregnancy, blood vessels expand and you can have slight bleeding.
  • Nasal congestion (rhinitis of pregnancy). High levels of estrogen in pregnancy do to mucous membranes to swell.
  • Skin changes. Your skin can darken in certain areas, have acne, more hair, stretch marks, itching and excessive sweating.
  • Indigestion and acidity. Because pregnancy hormones and changes in the position of your stomach as growing your uterus.
  • Pain in the lower part of the abdomen. These discomforts are common as the muscles and ligaments in your lower abdomen are stretched and must support the weight of your uterus.

As part of your prenatal tests, between 15 and 18 weeks of pregnancy you can have the test triple scan, which is a blood test that determines the probability that your baby suffer chromosomal abnormalities. This test is recommended for all pregnant women. Although their results indicate only a probability, is the starting point that your doctor uses to determine if you need additional tests such as amniocentesis.