If you've never heard of the term "cankles," chances are high that you will know all about it in your third trimester. Swelling (aka "edema") in your feet, ankles, and hands throughout pregnancy and especially as your pregnancy nears the end is very common and normal.
During pregnancy, your body p
I've entered week 11 and we're just one week away from sharing the good news far and wide, so for my last week of relative pregnancy privacy I figured I'd share a smorgasbord of symptoms and experiences with the World Wide Web.
1) IRRATIONAL CRYING. I inherited my mother's ability to be very emotio
Here we are, mid-May and I am nearing 37 weeks of my pregnancy. I am barely keeping up with my life. Or maybe I am expecting myself to keep up with it too much. I have no idea how women with multiple children handle the ups and down of carrying a new life. I guess you just have to do what it takes.
Join me in welcoming our newest Great Expectations blogger, Emily Cline! Emily joins us at 22 weeks in her first pregnancy. We're happy to have this new perspective and journey to follow along with in our Great Expectations series. -Cara Terreri, Giving Birth with Confidence Community Manager
First trimester symptoms often come as a surprise to people, as it just doesn't seem possible that the body can experience so many changes before the belly even begins to show! But for most people, long before anyone notices your pregnancy from the outside, you feel pregnancy from the inside out. Fi