We waited a long time for this pregnancy, and it will probably be my last. I curl around my belly at night and think about the baby growing inside me. I wonder about the person that he or she will become and how our little family will adapt to welcome a second child. When I was pregnant with Cee and about to become a mom for the first time, I thought a lot about what kind of mother I would be and how this big life transition might alter my identity, my career path, my marriage, and my daily life. Introverted and contemplative, like Cee?
A mum has posted an incredible progress photo of her premature baby daughter Grace - who has undergone an amazing transformation in just three months. When Mary Parkins gave birth to her daughter at 23 weeks, the impossibly-tiny infant weighed just one pound. According to the NHS , premature babies born before 24 weeks typically do not survive as their lungs and other vital organs have not developed enough. Fortunately, recent medical advances in neonatal care mean babies born prematurely can make it, with the help of intensive medical intervention - however, the risks are still high as there is an increased risk of disability. For babies born at 23 weeks, there is only about a 13 per cent chance of survival without neurological impairment, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The ultrasound tech wondered why I said that, and maybe you wonder too. This post is everything you need to know about why having an anterior placenta is stupid. First, let me explain what an anterior placenta is. Every time I was pregnant I had an anterior placenta. So, if you came up to me when I was pregnant and rubbed my belly and started talking to the baby, you were in fact introducing yourself to my placenta and not the baby.
His muscles have been growing, and he now has much more muscle tone. This will start in the upcoming weeks — often around week If your provider gives you the go-ahead, this downloadable fetal movement tracker can help you keep a record.