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Pregnancy
Mar14

When The Worst Happens: Dealing with Pregnancy Loss

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Hi Amy, I know that you have not experienced this particular pregnancy horror, but you give excellent advice and also maybe some of your readers out there have been through this. Up until last week I was pregnant with twins. 19 weeks pregnant! Supposedly past the point where the bad stuff can happen! And yet, […]

Mar12
Week 8

Week 8

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Your baby: Is about the size of a gummy bear or kidney bean, and dear LORD I promise to be done with the bean comparisons soon, because it is all entirely too precious. Is extremely jointy, with fingers and toes and elbows and knees that s/he can bend and wiggle. Almost doesn’t have a tail […]

Mar04
Week 7

Week 7

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Your baby: Still with the growing. Always with the growing. Your baby starts off this week at four or five millimeters long, but is a whopping half an inch by the end. Has a two-chambered heart, air passages in the lungs, and cerebral hemispheres in the braaaaaains. Has an appendix, which is kind of cool […]

Feb26
Week 6

Week 6

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Your baby: Has tripled or even quadrupled in size and is now three or four entire millimeters long! Godzilla baby! Is working on growing a nose, some ears and a mouth. Is also growing flappy little leg and arm buds. Has a heartbeat that can be seen on an ultrasound — 100 to 160 beats […]

Feb22
Week 5

Week 5

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Congratulations, you’re pregnant! So, it’s time to stop smoking, drinking, doing drugs and licking inner-city mailboxes, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Feb22
Week 4

Week 4

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Your baby is: Implanted snugly in the rich lining of your delicious uterus. Still less than a millimeter long. Seriously, a MILLIMETER. Go pull out a ruler and wrap your mind around that. I will wait. Okay, that little millimeter is growing three different cell layers already — the ectoderm, endoderm and mesoderm. In case […]

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