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Can eating this one food help you have a quicker & easier labor? Plus, a checklist of everything you need to do before the big day!
Baby’s still about 20 inches long (basically full grown in height), but she’s probably up to about 6 pounds in weight this week. Yep, still on that half-a-pound-a-week plan.
And while baby will be here before you know it, the last several weeks are still important in terms of baby's development, so don't rush your bun in the oven since she's busy G-R-O-W-I-N-G.
Speaking of which, did you know your uterus was about the size of a peach when this whole pregnancy thing began? And by full-term, it will be able to hold a watermelon? 🍉 Your amazing body also grew an entirely new organ, aka the placenta, during these past 8 or so months.
So while changes in baby are incredible, so are the changes in Y💓U! You're such a good mama already, and baby isn't even born yet. By the way, your uterus will return to its pre-pregnancy, peachy size by around 6-8 weeks postpartum. (Phew!)
Just one month to go, mama! Can you believe it?
It was around this time during my pregnancies that I really got my tush into gear. 💃🏻 With that in mind, here’s a quick little checklist for you.
This checklist is just here to give you some ideas. Take what you like and leave the rest!
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Ok, mama, I’ve got a tough assignment for you this week. It's gonna take determination. Persistence. The ability to overcome adversity.
I'm asking you to eat 6 dates a day until your delivery.
I know, I know. It's a tough job. But you're gonna want to do it. You see, there was a study that showed that moms who ate 6 dates a day for the last 4 weeks of their pregnancies had better births.
Granted, it was a small study out of the country of Jordan, a leading producer of dates—but hey, it's worth a shot.
And I have to say that anecdotally, in my community, I've seen women swear by this tasty little trick!
Click here for more information on dates during pregnancy, plus some yummy date recipes.
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