Third Trimester

When Does Baby Engage

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
Hi I'm 33 weeks this Sunday and this is my first baby so exciting, but this week I have been having pain in my pelvis especially on the left hand side like hes pushing down and the occasional pain which feels like a knife stab pain which can make me stop for a little while but only lasts a few minutes then gone.

Please can you tell me what this is and if its all normal.


Pregnancy On my own (father past away)

youngmommy1988's picture

This is my second pregnancy i have a son thats 2 an a half years old and im 38 weeks pregnant and have my hands very full. two children from 2 different dads.. The second father past away in october. We broke up in september.. And now that im near the end im having a really hard time going through with this. Im a single mother my son see's his dad 50/50 which is great for me in a way too get extra rest. Im crying all the time and always upset cause my ex left me here too raise this baby on my own. He was only 32 years old. And i still havent Moved on and dunno if i ever will be able too..

The Elite Athlete in the Third Trimester

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,
I am now 29 weeks pregnant. I just wanted to know if it is safe to use the elliptical machine without the arm handles at the gym. Before I got pregnant I would stay on it for 2 hours / 13 miles. I do at least an hour now at the low intense level.

I have asked 3 doctors at the practice during my appointments and everyone has a different answer. I don't know what I should do, and going to the gym makes me feel better and have been going everyday for 10 years. Is it safe?

Thank You,