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Pregnancy
May19

Smackdown Updates II: Preemptive SPF, Smudgy Mascara & Pre-Motherhood Jitters

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Another batch of great updates on past columns! Links to the original questions are in the bolded headers, and my responses are in italics. UPDATE ON: Using Anti-Aging Products in Your 20s Hi, I wrote in asking what kind of products I should begin to think about using to shield my face from sun damage […]

May14
Week 17

Week 17

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Your Baby: Is about five inches long from head to rump, which is the EXACT height of the jar of salsa I am currently quadruple dipping into. Bowls are for suckers. Has begun to develop the all-important adipose tissue — more affectionately known as baby fat. Is hard at working transforming its skeleton from soft […]

May09
The Every-Other-Month Cycle Blues

The Every-Other-Month Cycle Blues

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Hiya Amy, Since google is our best, and worst of friends…You are the one I thought to turn to regarding fertility, ovulation etc… I am 21, started having periods when I was 14-and they have continued to be pretty normal/regular since. I went on birth control (the pill) when I was 17, switched to the […]

May06
Week 16

Week 16

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Your Baby: Is a little over four inches long and weighs a little over 2.5 ounces. The chocolate bunny that I swiped from my toddler’s Easter basket weighed 3.5 ounces. But considering I shared it with my fetus, I am a good mom AND a responsible eater. Has fingernails and toenails, all of which will […]

Apr30
Week 15

Week 15

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Your Baby: Is as big as a…wait for it…beefsteak tomato! Doesn’t that sound deliciously substantial? Am resisting urge to go pinch some produce as I type this. Has started “breathing” amniotic fluid in through its nose and respiratory tract, giving those lungs some very early practice for the real thing. (Late in the third trimester, […]

Apr23
Week 14

Week 14

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Your Baby: Is about the size of your fist, unless you have giant man-hands or something, so maybe I should just compare it to a peach instead. Has a strong, whoosh-whooshy heartbeat that can usually be found pretty easily now with a doppler. It’s much faster than yours (between 120 – 160 bpm), and sounds […]

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