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Week 31
(counting from first day of last menstrual period)
Around 29 Weeks After Conception

Please keep in mind that this information is approximate. Each pregnancy is different and growth rates vary. If you have any questions, please check with your care provider.

Check out this week:
Healthy Pregnancy Over 35 Author Interview
Laura Goetzl, MD, MPH, author of Health Pregnancy Over 35, is visiting to discuss the unique concerns of women over the age of 35. Read our review of her book. Then stop by the interview and drop off your questions for Dr. Goetzl. [Click Here]

Fetal Development:

Growth begins to slow a teeny bit, and the brain goes through a period of rapid development. The only major organ left to fully develop is the lungs. If your baby is a boy, his testes begin to descend from the body cavity to the scrotum.

Maternal Changes:
Your abdomen may be aching frequently now as your uterus is stretching more and more. Your uterus is about 4 1/2 inches above your belly button with ten weeks to go.
Seventh Month
As your baby's bones harden and grow, your calcium needs are even greater. Be sure your diet is adequate in calcium, protein, iron and folic acid

Multiples: If you haven't yet, be sure to have your pediatrician picked out. If the babies come early, you don't want to be left with lots of interview appointments but no doctor. Have you packed your hospital bag yet?

Ideas for Dad:
It's the third trimester and now, more than ever, Mom needs you. She may complain a lot with the growing discomforts of pregnancy. Listen to her with your undivided attention. Help her relax in the evening by rubbing her back and feet. We've talked about this in previous weeks but Mom just needs you to be there for her. As simple as this sounds, it can be difficult at times. Remember that doing what you can for Mom is also your first parenting steps for your child.

Inspirational Thoughts:
We can't give our children the future, strive though we may to make it secure. But we can give them the present. ~Kathleen Norris

Reading:

A Good Birth, A Safe Birth by Diana Korte, Roberta Scaer, published by Harvard Common Press, 1992

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