FACT OR MYTH
HOW LONG IS A TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY?
A typical pregnancy lasts 40 weeks but can normally range between 38 and 42 weeks. The countdown starts on the first day of your last period—before you’re even pregnant(!)—something I’ve always found interesting. Pregnancies are broken down into trimesters. There are three trimesters in pregnancy. Each trimester is about three months, or 12 to 14 weeks, long. Read more here!
BACTERIAL INFECTIONS DURING PREGNANCY
Rather like clouds and rain, bacterial infections happen, and one might hit you while you are pregnant. Most bacterial infections are mild, and most go away on their own or are easily treated with antibiotics that are safe to use during pregnancy. But not all are only minor inconveniences, and some can be a serious problem during pregnancy. Read our blog on The Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
LAST WEEK’S TOP BLOG
WHEN WILL MY BABY SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT?
One of the biggest challenges I found when I became a new Mom was adapting to MUCH less sleep. Both my daughters were TERRIBLE sleepers who breastfed frequently throughout the night and I really struggled with the resulting sleep deprivation, surviving on no more than 5 hours sleep a night. For the first year of my daughter’s life I kept avoiding questions about my daughter’s sleep (usually by other Moms whose babies had slept through from a very young age) and wondering when the day would come when my baby would finally sleep through the night. Read more here!
MY PHOTO GALLERY
Pregistry has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our Photo Gallery, where you can upload photos of your growing bump and add text to remember what it was like to be pregnant at that time. Then, generate a beautiful video with our exclusive tool and save it or share it with friends and family. All for free! Learn more here!