Lemon

From Me to Pregnancy…Adventures & Jet Lag

Hiya friends…I’m finally back on this side of pond from my preconception babymoon! What an adventure I had in the UK. Yes, the UK…it was brilliant! It was truly a dream come true! This trip was everything I needed to get ready for my next big adventure = PREGNANCY! I enjoyed some last minute pre-pregnancy … Continue reading “From Me to Pregnancy…Adventures & Jet Lag”

Sarah L. Hosker

Recheck Estimated Placental Volume (EPV)

As you continue on week 18 of your pregnancy journey, EPV will be calculated between now and Week 20. This will ensure the placenta is the correct size to nourish your baby adequately. Please refer back to Week 7 for specific information regarding this very important estimation for your baby. You may download the EPV … Continue reading “Recheck Estimated Placental Volume (EPV)”

Sarah L. Hosker

This Week Baby Can Hear the Sweet Rhythm of Your Heartbeat

At week 18, your baby’s ears protrude from a tiny head as inner ear bones (as well as leg bones) begin to solidify. The skeleton will keep ossifying. Your baby will hear and acknowledge the raucous environment of your uterus, your tummy echoing, blood whizzing through your vessels and the rhythm of your heart beating. … Continue reading “This Week Baby Can Hear the Sweet Rhythm of Your Heartbeat”

Lemon

From Me to Pregnancy…Almost Unplugged

Hiya friends…technically I am still on my babymoon. That being said, I am sneaking in a little “plugged” in time at the local (decaf) coffee shoppe…while no one is watching (wink). I am in a lovely and very remote location (which I promise to disclose upon my return). But for now…here is a little taste … Continue reading “From Me to Pregnancy…Almost Unplugged”

Lemon

From Me to Pregnancy…I’m on a Plane

Greetings friends…well, I have some exciting last minute news. I am off on my pre-pregnancy babymoon…thanks to the airline miles gods. You might be wondering…what’s a babymoon? Well, it is a rest & relaxation & romantic vacation before the birth of the baby. We figured why not go on a big trip before we try … Continue reading “From Me to Pregnancy…I’m on a Plane”

Sarah L. Hosker

Life’s a Peach at Week 17

This week your baby is starting to accumulate brown fat beneath the skin. Extra layers of fat will increase in the weeks to come. Did you know the brown fat will keep your baby at the perfect post birth temperature on delivery day? The branching of delicate air ways in your baby’s lungs is now … Continue reading “Life’s a Peach at Week 17”

Lemon

From Me to Pregnancy…Just Another Day of Fertility Tracking

Hi friends…let me tell you what I have been up to this week: fertility tracking. Yes this is a thing and of course there is an app. Well actually there are quite a few apps…some are free and some are not! I went with the free ones to try for now and here are my two … Continue reading “From Me to Pregnancy…Just Another Day of Fertility Tracking”

Sarah L. Hosker

When Itching in Pregnancy is Not Normal..

Although some itching in pregnancy is normal, if you notice itching, primarily at night on the palms of hands, arms, legs, soles of feet or all-over itching which typically increases in severity, speak with your health care team. Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP), a liver disorder occurring during pregnancy, affects 1 – 2 women per … Continue reading “When Itching in Pregnancy is Not Normal..”