Your Pregnancy MD

At 31 weeks pregnant, read about mom's changes, pregnancy symptoms to expect, twin pregnancy, weight gain at week 31 and maternal request cesarean delivery.

Childbirth classes will give you a general overview of what to expect during your labor and delivery, including your options for pain relief versus more natural methods, vaginal birth versus cesarean section, and related subjects. Plus, childbirth and prenatal classes in the third trimester offer a wonderful way for you to make friends with other pregnant couples.

At 32 weeks pregnant, time to find out what happens at a cesarean delivery, just in case. Learn about pregnancy symptoms, weight gain and baby’s changes.

It’s important for you to learn about both giving birth vaginally as well as by a cesarean section. Even if you are dead set on having a vaginal birth, you should learn about the reasons for an unplanned cesarean birth and what goes on during a cesarean section in the event that you require an emergency C-section.

At 34 weeks pregnant, find out about back labor, walking during early labor and everything about an episiotomy, plus Am I Allowed to Shower or Bathe during Labor?

As you close in on the final weeks of your pregnancy, you may find yourself consumed with thoughts of your labor and delivery. You may be nervous about the pain of labor, or perhaps you are worried that your labor will drag on for hours and days. In the last month of your third trimester, try to educate yourself on the labor and delivery process.

Your Pregnancy MD - Pregnancy Week 35

Many women have extreme mood swings from about 35 weeks pregnant and on. Ok, many women have mood swings their entire pregnancy, but you may find them particularly dramatic around this time. During the last few weeks of pregnancy you should definitely consider a prenatal massage or two, particularly if you haven’t already.

At 37 Weeks Pregnant, Do You Think You Are in Labor? Do You Have a Birth Plan? Breech Delivery, and Twin Labor, plus Do’s and Don’ts of Giving Birth.

You are now considered early term. This means that if you were to deliver your baby this week, there is a good chance that he or she would be perfectly healthy. True labor contractions can be difficult to distinguish from false labor (Braxton Hicks) contractions. But here are a few general rules…

At 38 weeks pregnant the waiting game begins.

Now the waiting game begins. You must try to be patient and watch out for the signs of labor. Contractions may start; your water may break; you might lose your mucus plug. Pay attention to anything unusual, and make sure that you have your hospital bags packed.