by C.C. Howell
Pregnancy-induced clumsiness or "PIC" is a real phenomena. Its basis stems from a combination of physical and emotional factors, which increase as the pregnancy progresses.
What exactly does effaced mean? I am 37 weeks, dilated to a 3 and 50% effaced. I understand the 3 but have no idea what effaced means. Can you explain in layman's terms?
Piercings and tattoos can be a way to express yourself, a way to remember an event or person, even a way to feel unique. Now that you're pregnant you may have questions. Do you need to remove your naval ring? What about tongue or genital piercings? Can you get a tattoo during pregnancy. Read more for answers to these and more questions about pregnancy, tattoos and piercings.
I am currently pregnant with my second child and have had numerous problems with this one, including preterm labor issues around 26 weeks. I have been on terbutaline since that time, even though I don't agree with it. My baby has dropped and has been head down since that time.
Hello! I am currently 34 weeks pregnant. I have had braxton hicks now for several weeks, but they are still irregular.I had my son at 36 weeks by c-section and was wondering if my body will treat this pregnancy like a first-time baby since I only dilated to a fingertip with my son before the c-section or will it go more rapidly than the first?
I'm 5 feet, 4 inches. I'm not sure what I weighed before I was pregnant, but I was slender (usually a size 4).
Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I had an appointment with my OB today and he told me that an ultrasound I had 2 weeks ago showed that my baby was presenting a slightly enlarged kidney. I am 35 weeks and 3 days pregnant now and was 33 weeks and 3 days at the time of the ultrasound.
Sometimes a pregnant women may sense a funny taste in their mouth even when not eating. The medical term: "dysguesia" meaning an altered sense of taste, accounts for this difference in perception.