Sarah L. Hosker

Let’s Talk About Preeclampsia

One condition to watch for is “Preeclampsia” which affects about five percent of pregnant women. Preeclampsia has risen by twenty-five percent over the last twenty years and is a major source of maternal and infant illness and death. Preeclampsia may occur during the last half of pregnancy and also during the postpartum period. This condition … Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Preeclampsia”

Sarah L. Hosker

Baby is the Size of a Green Zucchini at Week 19

It’s week 19 of your pregnancy adventure and this week your baby may now be sucking a tiny thumb, shifting a little head or creating other diminutive movements that you may begin to sense. Your voice, speaking, humming and crooning, is the most pronounced sound your baby is now hearing…how sweet is that? Little kidneys … Continue reading “Baby is the Size of a Green Zucchini at Week 19”

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”