Event Schedule Day: Before Birth

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Delivery day is coming soon!

Ah the final month, the moment you have been waiting for is within touching distance (literally!). Now all you need is a sign from your little one that he or she is ready to meet you. Here are the telltale signs you need to know that your baby is on its way out. 8 signs...

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Your baby is getting more plump each day

As your abdomen and breasts grow, you may get stretch marks. These are harmless and usually fade after the baby is born. You may find the extra weight you are carrying makes you tired, and you may get breathless as your expanded womb makes your lung capacity smaller. Some women have trouble finding a comfortable...

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Baby’s eyes are opening and she’s gaining weight

Your baby’s lungs mature throughout the third trimester and by 32 weeks your baby is much more likely to survive if born prematurely. Your baby makes breathing movements, even though the lungs don’t work properly until birth. Fat stores are laid down in preparation for birth. Your baby grows fine hair and fingernails, the eyes...

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Baby’s immune system is strengthening

If a pregnant woman’s immune system is activated, it can affect her child’s brain development, new research suggests. A number of triggers — infections, stress, illness, and allergies — can activate the immune system. This causes proteins to be released as part of an inflammatory response. Previous research in animals has shown that some of...

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Baby-to-be is adding fat tissue and gaining weight

Your pregnancy will start to show during the second trimester although when this happens varies from woman to woman. Any sickness or nausea usually gets better by the time you’re 16 to 20 weeks pregnant. You may get backache, hip pain or pelvic pain because pregnancy hormones cause your ligaments and tendons to relax, and...

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Baby’s lower limbs are now well-developed

In the second trimester, your baby’s organs mature and its skeleton starts to harden. The baby swallows amniotic fluid and passes it out through its gut. The kidneys start to work and pass small amounts of urine. By 19 weeks your baby is able to hear, and is covered in fine hair called lanugo. If...

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Your baby is now 6cm in length and fully formed

Your baby grows and develops quickly in the first trimester. By the time you are 10 weeks pregnant (eight weeks after fertilisation) all the body parts are present, if not quite fully developed, and the placenta is fully formed. At this point, the embryo is known as a foetus. Nutrients are transferred from you to...

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You might feel some pregnancy symptoms at four weeks

During the first trimester, the changes in your hormones cause various changes to your body. As well as a missed period, you might have other early symptoms of pregnancy, including breast tenderness. You may also need a larger, more supportive bra. Your nipples and the surrounding area (areola) may become larger and darker. You may...

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The sex of your baby has already been decided

One of your ovaries releases an egg around 14 days before your period. This is called ovulation. It's usually in the middle of a 28-day menstrual cycle, but can be later if you have longer cycles and earlier if your cycle is shorter.

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