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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 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 so important in terms of baby's development, so don't rush your bun in the oven—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, called the placenta, during these past 8 or so months.
So while changes in baby are incredible, so are the changes in YOU! 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, not overwhelm you—take what you like and leave the rest!
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Dates During Pregnancy- Do They Really Ease Labor article by Mama Natural
Ok, mama, I’ve got a tough assignment for you this week. It's gonna take determination. Persistence. Tenacity.
I'm asking you to eat six 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, several studies showed that moms who ate six dates a day for the last four weeks of their pregnancies had better births.
And I have to say that anecdotally, in our community, I've seen women swear by this tasty little trick!
Here's more info on eating dates during pregnancy.
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