Have you noticed your gums bleeding when you brush your teeth? It could be pregnancy gingivitis. Hormones can make your teeth more vulnerable to plaque, leaving you with swollen, bleeding gums.
Skip navigation! Feeling a little "off" in the morning? If you feel cranky, sluggish, and tired, you might also feel queasy, or like your stomach just isn't sitting right.
One night, when I was nearing the beginning of the third trimester of my pregnancy, I woke up and thought, "Did I just have an orgasm? I was completely soaked, and by soaked I mean lubricated. I looked over at my sleeping husband, wondering if he could have pulled a move in the middle of the night.
Feeling like you've been streaming some pretty strange Netflix while you're sleeping these days? Something's definitely on your mind, and it's making you dream up a storm, day and night. Even if you're normally the type who doesn't remember your dreams when you wake up, you may suddenly find you're elbowing your partner in the middle of the night to recount the details of your latest wacky dream.
At 38 weeks pregnant you are approaching full-term pregnancy. Perhaps more than ever, you are feeling ready for the next step: childbirth! But before then, there is still a lot to know about this important week in your pregnancy.
A fter spending most of my younger life, particularly my 20s, drunkenly barhopping and blissfully kissing my way through Manhattan, I thought I would easily be able to conceive a child when I was ready. I am ready, waiting and practically dying to be pregnant. I refused to be that neurotic, maternal Medusa scheduling sex with her husband.
Pregnancy sickness — or morning sickness — is thought to be a reaction to high levels of pregnancy hormones, in particular human chorionic gonadotropin hCG. These hormones rise quickly during the first few weeks of pregnancy. Pregnancy sickness is often at its worst when you first wake up, which is why it is called morning sickness, but it can happen at any time of day.
Most women are pregnant for an average of days. Calculating from the first day of the last menstrual period also gives a standard of measurement for health care providers to follow, since it is extremely difficult to know exactly when conception occurred. Pregnancy is calculated from this day because each time a woman has a period, her body is preparing for pregnancy.
By week 35 of pregnancy, your bump is probably feeling a bit uncomfortable. Both feelings are completely normal! So, what can you expect during these final weeks of your pregnancy?