Tuesday, 10 May 2011

What happens in Labour!!!

Posted by Kate Rayson at 10:40 0 comments
The process of labour is easier to understand when it is split into three stages. 

The first stage the cervix, or neck of the womb, opens up to make space for the baby. It needs to open to approximately 10 centimetres before the baby's head can pass through. This is called dilation of the cervix.

The second stage the baby passes through the last few inches of the birth canal and is pushed right out of the mother's body.

The third stage the placenta, the rest of the umbilical cord and the membranes come down through the birth canal and are delivered.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Ninth Month of Pregnancy - YAY, Your litlle bundle of joy arrives!!

Posted by Kate Rayson at 04:49 0 comments
Your baby’s organs have been finished forming for a long time. Now is the time for finishing touches. The lungs make final preparations for birth. Your baby’s kidneys are still producing lots of urine every day.

While your baby may be putting on half a pound a week up until about week 37 at which point weight gain slows drastically. The average birth weight is still about seven and a half pounds. Your baby will measure between 18-22 inches at birth.
Your due date is a guess as to when your baby may arrive. Good luck and good birth!

Eighth Month of Pregnancy - toooo cute!!!!

Posted by Kate Rayson at 04:42 0 comments
Your baby is really getting ready to be born. Red blood cell production is done entirely by your baby’s bone marrow. He or she opens and closes their eyes when they want to. Even the finger nails reach the end of the fingers. Your baby may have a lot of hair on their head or none, both extremes are normal.
Your baby has put on about 2 pounds of weight, mostly fat and muscle tissue, since last month, bringing the total to an average of three pounds eleven ounces (1.7 kilograms), and measurements to 40 cms or 15.8 inches!

Seventh Month of Pregnancy!!

Posted by Kate Rayson at 04:36 0 comments
Baby’s movements at this point in pregnancy have gone to smaller movements as the room becomes crowded in the uterus. At about week 28 babies begin to start turning head down.
Your baby can sense light and dark in the uterus. The uterus is also not a silent environment. While the baby can hear your heart beat, your digestive system, etc. your baby can also hear your voice as well as others close by.
Your baby's eye lashes are developing.Your baby is about 13.8 inches long (35 cms) and weighs about 2 pounds 4 ounces (1 kilogram)!

Sixth Month of Pregnancy!!

Posted by Kate Rayson at 04:15 0 comments
Eye brows are forming now. Your baby is moving and practicing breathing for when he or she will be born. Your baby may or may not be head down, because of the amniotic fluid your baby can move all around still.
Your baby is also depositing brown fat. The brown fat will help him or her regulate body temperature at birth. This brown fat will continue to be laid down until birth.
S/he weighs in at 1 lb 5 ounces (595 grams) and 30 cms or 11.8 inches total length.

Fifth Month of Pregnancy!!

Posted by Kate Rayson at 04:11 0 comments
No new organ structures are really forming at this point in pregnancy. Though the pads of the fingers and toes are forming. Your baby is also developing his or her finger prints. Your baby is also forming permanent teeth buds behind the baby teeth that are already formed. Gender is usually visible by ultrasound.

Your baby’s movements are alot more prominent. Loud noises may even cause your baby to move. It’s still pretty unusual for your to be able to feel your baby move at this point unless this is not your first pregnancy.
Your baby is also covered in a fine hair and may form a substance on their skin called vernix. The weight is now up to 10 ounces (283 grams) and the baby measures about 25 cms total length, about 9.8 inches.

Fourth Month of Pregnancy!!

Posted by Kate Rayson at 04:03 0 comments
Your baby is making some of its own insulin and bile. Your baby even urinates into the amniotic fluid in small amounts every 45 minutes or so.
Your baby’s heart pumps about 25 quarts of blood a day. This will increase to be about 300 quarts by the end of your pregnancy. All of the teeth have formed and you even have a scalp hair pattern!
Your baby is about 3 ounces (85 grams) and 6.3 inches (16 cms). The gender may be detectable by ultrasound.

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