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Your pregnancy week by week: Week 39

Posted by Mary Anne HoMary Anne Ho on 3 Jul 15

Continuing from Week 38, your baby's brain development is still underway, even if you've already started feeling some of early signs of labour. What's happening to your body right now: Congratulations are in order because, at 39 weeks, you are considered to have carried your baby to its full term. Although, as your Braxton Hicks contractions increase in strength and frequency, you feel less like celebrating, remember that this is just your body getting ready for the…
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Your pregnancy week by week: Week 35

Posted by Divya ManiarDivya Maniar on

After Week 34, your baby is likely to have reached his or her maximum height already! But in the run up to homestretch, your baby will still be steadily gaining weight. What's happening to your body? Frequent urination strikes again at this point due to the position of the baby's head against your bladder. This may cause some difficulty in controlling fluids when laughing, coughing, or sneezing! 'Pregnancy brain' and increasing clumsiness might also be troubling you. You…
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Your pregnancy week by week: Week 34

Posted by Divya ManiarDivya Maniar on

So you're done with Week 33 and your baby is heavier and bigger than ever. But it doesn't end there! Your baby (and your uterus) is still growing! What's happening to your body? Your vision may be blurring, but don't fear—this is just because of your pregnancy hormones. Add a decrease in tear production, and that will explain why your eyes are dry and irritated, especially if you wear contact lenses. Getting more near- or far-sighted is…
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Your pregnancy week by week: Week 33

Posted by Divya ManiarDivya Maniar on

After Week 32, you're probably used to the weight of your baby-to-be. Good, because the foetus is still growing! Your foetus could be anywhere between 43 and 48 centimetres at this point—and you can look forward to 2.5 cm of growth this week. In addition, your foetus will still be gaining about a quarter of a kilo every week. Hang in there! What's happening to your body? A third-trimester insomnia afflicts 3 in 4 pregnant women and is caused by…
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Your pregnancy week by week: Week 32

Posted by Divya ManiarDivya Maniar on

After 31 weeks of pregnancy, you're probably feeling the weight of your baby—about 1.8 kilos already! Your baby could measure up to 48 cm and space is getting cramped. Your baby is looking more and more like a newborn. He is also learning to act more like a newborn as well—by honing skills needed for life outside the womb, like sucking, kicking, swallowing and breathing amongst others. How your foetus is developing week by week: Are you feeling a…
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Your pregnancy week by week: Week 40

Posted by Mary Anne HoMary Anne Ho on 29 Jun 15

After the pains of Week 39, you must be more than ready to see your baby! This is the official end of your pregnancy. What's happening to your body right now: Your due date is marked on your calendar but the little one seems to have missed the memo. This is common, as about half of pregnancies last longer than 40 weeks. Weight gain also slows in this last month, and you may have even lost 0.9 kg…
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Your pregnancy week by week: Week 36

Posted by Mary Anne HoMary Anne Ho on

Welcome to your last month of pregnancy! Weighing in at about 2.7 kg, your baby is now about the size of a head of romaine lettuce, a bit bigger from being pineapple-sized at Week 35. What's happening to your body right now: Do you feel like you've been waddling around? It' not just in your head; the pregnancy waddle is real. It a symptom of the hormone-triggered loosening and softening of your connective tissue. This process increases the flexibility of your pelvic…
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Pregnancy Preparation Guide

Posted by WanWan on 24 Jun 15

Congratulations on your pregnancy! To help you prepare yourself for this life changing journey, here's a list of articles you should read to guide you along the way.

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