Pregnancy - Videos

Dr. Sears on Cry It Out Method

Dr. Sears explains the "Cry it out" method.

Around the Clock Workout for Pregnant Women

When pregnant it is important to stretch the sides of your torso, chest and lower back.

A Live C-Section

Witness the live birth of two healthy babies via a C-Section surgery.

Pli to V-Arms Workout for Pregnant Women

When pregnant it is important to strengthen your legs and hips.

Pregnancy Weeks 19-25

In this video we can learn about the developmental stages of the baby between weeks 19 through 25.

Medicine Safety During Pregnancy

Watch to find out the rule of thumb on which medications are usually safe to take during pregnancy from TheBump.com.

Pregnancy Bed Rest Tips

Doctors sometimes recommend you get off your feet during pregnancy. Watch to find out under which circumstances a physician may advise bed rest from TheBump.com.

How Childbirth Will Change Your Life

It's impossible to know exactly what to expect when your baby arrives - your needs, your routines and even your identity are likely to need a bit of a re-think... Learn to make the transition easier without putting too much pressure on yourself, and even cope with all the advice from friends and family!

Three Doctors Discuss Dr. George Tiller

Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. LeRoy Carhart, and Dr. Susan Robinson talk about Dr. George Tiller, a third-trimester abortion provider in Wichita, Kan., who was assassinated in May 2009 while attending church.

Dana Weinstein On Her Third-Trimester Abortion

Dana Weinstein tells Alicia the story about her third-trimester abortion, and what she would have done if third-trimester abortion was illegal.

Scientist Seeks 'Adventurous' Woman to Give Birth to Neanderthal

A Harvard professor is looking for a woman to be a surrogate mother to a neanderthal baby he wants to clone.

Wyoming Abortion Bills Focus on Fetal Heartbeats

A couple of bills are beating their way through the Wyoming legislature, focusing on abortion. One of the bills would outlaw all abortions in Wyoming if doctors detect fetal heartbeat.

Woman Has Sextuplets 12 Years After Having Quadruplets

Having one or two kids is hard enough. Never mind having ten kids, in just two pregnancies! 31-year-old Mexican momma Salud Romero just gave birth to sextuplets, 12 years after birthing quadruplets!

My Pregnancy - Week 30

By 30 weeks, his or her eyelids open and close. He or she will keep his or her eyes closed for most of the day though. When his or her eyes are open, he or she will be able to track light inside of your womb, though his or her vision isn't "perfect" or 20/20. Lanugo, or fine hair that once covered his or her body, will start falling off this week.

My Pregnancy - Week 21

He or she is waking and sleeping in regular intervals, which you may be able to tell from his or her movements. He or she is also swallowing amniotic fluid to help his or her digestive system mature for life in the "outside world." His or her intestines also start slowly relaxing and contracting this week.

My Pregnancy - Week 22

Your baby continues to grow and develop inside of you. She is now about the size of a large banana, measuring roughly 7 1/2 inches long, and can weigh up to 15 ounces. In the coming weeks, your baby will continue to grow and mature at a fast rate. By week 22, her pancreas, a key player in hormone production, is developing steadily. Her skin may appear wrinkled at this point, but in the coming weeks, she will be gaining enough weight to fill it out.

My Pregnancy - Week 23

Have you started a baby registry? A fun distraction from all of this is to start your baby registry. Most online shopping sites allow you to create a wish list. Not only is it a fun way to browse all the cute baby products out there, it's a great way to let your friends and family know exactly what you need for the baby. Though you may want to select mostly toys or clothing for your wish list, you may want to include supplies like diapers or baby wipes.

My Pregnancy - Week 24

By week 24, you may begin to feel brief contractions in your uterus. You may have heard your healthcare provider mention that you might experience these Braxton Hicks contractions. Usually, these contractions are nothing to worry about. They are commonly felt in the third trimester as they help your uterine muscles prepare for childbirth.

My Pregnancy - Week 25

Are you aware of the signs of preterm labor? They are: Menstrual-like cramps Diarrhea Low, dull backache Pelvic pressure Abdominal cramping Increase, or change in mucous vaginal discharge Uterine contractions, five contractions per a one-hour period

My Pregnancy - Week 26

It's possible that your back might be feeling a little achy. Again, you can attribute this partially to your hormones. By 26 weeks, your pregnancy hormones are loosening up your joints and ligaments. Your changing center of gravity is also to blame.

My Pregnancy - Week 27

As you approach your third trimester, you may want to consider registering for childbirth classes. These are generally offered by your hospital, although if you have a specific interest, such as the Bradley Method or Hypnobirthing, you may want to ask your obstetrician, or experienced friends, for recommendations.

My Pregnancy - Week 28

Below you will find some questions that your birth plan may address: Do you want a routine IV, a heparin/saline lock, or nothing at all? Do you want to listen to music? Did you bring any music? Do you want access to a tub or shower? Do you want pain medications? Do you have a preference for which pain medications you want? Do you want an episiotomy? Is there a position in which you would prefer to give birth?

My Pregnancy - Week 29

How to do Kegel exercises... Keep your abdomen and leg muscles relaxed Try not to hold your breath Tighten your vaginal muscles like you are trying to interrupt the flow of urine Think about squeezing and lifting your pelvic floor Hold for about 8-10 seconds, release. Repeat 10 times for one set. Work up to three or four sets, three times per day.

My Pregnancy - Week 31

Is there any leakage from your breasts? This is called colostrum, or "premilk." You can place nursing pads in your bra to absorb this fluid. Even if you don't see anything, your breasts are making colostrum, and you also may find that your bra is fitting a little more snugly than usual. You might want to get a nursing bra, but be sure to get one a size larger than you need now. Trust me; you'll be thankful for the room later.

My Pregnancy - Week 32

Do you have leg cramps keeping you awake at night? This is common, and there are a few things you can do to prevent them. Take breaks throughout your day to rest, and get off of your feet. Continue to drink lots of water (in case your muscles are just dehydrated), and eat a banana - your calcium and potassium levels might be low.

My Pregnancy - Week 33

The bones in his or her skull are formed, but aren't fused. They actually don't fuse entirely until early adulthood, allowing room for his or her brain to grow throughout childhood. Because they aren't fused, the bones in his or her skull will be able to overlap, helping him or her to fit through the birth canal during delivery.

My Pregnancy - Week 34

Are you thinking of breastfeeding? Most babies find it easier to digest breast milk than formula, and your milk has the perfect amount of fat, sugar, water, and protein needed to grow and develop. Your breast milk can even protect your baby from bacteria and viruses, because it is rich in antibodies. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General even recommends that babies be fed only breast milk for the first six months of life.

My Pregnancy - Week 35

If you have been noticing that you need more bathroom breaks than usual, it may be due to the fact that your baby has "dropped." As your due date grows near, your little one will settle deeper in your pelvis. This reduces pressure on your rib cage, allowing you more room to expand your diaphragm, but now there may be more pressure on your bladder.

My Pregnancy - Week 36

What is Group B Strep? Practitioners often screen for Group B Strep because it is the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns. It can cause pneumonia and meningitis. Group B Strep is a bacterial infection that may be found in a pregnant women's vagina or rectum. 15 to 40 percent of all healthy, adult women carry these bacteria in their vagina or lower intestines.

My Pregnancy - Week 37

Is your vaginal discharge heavier now? This is normal, as your body has more cervical mucus and is preparing for labor.
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