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Sarah L. Hosker

Wow, you are now halfway through your pregnancy!

As you enter into week 20, you may start to feel your baby move as his or her tiny limbs are now nicely defined and freely in motion. Your baby’s first little movements, those...

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Sarah L. Hosker

What is Stillbirth

Did you know October is SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month? In the United States Stillbirth refers to the loss of a baby of twenty or more weeks gestation. Stillbirth is not a...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sarah L. Hosker

Capturing this Special Pregnancy Moment

As you are counting the weeks up to delivery day, why not capture this special moment? With the help of EXPECTING M.O.M.S. you can cast your pregnant belly while anxiously waiting your baby’s arrival....

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