Common Pregnancy Questions—Answered!
Hello, pregnant mama! Got questions aboutwhat's aheadin your pregnancy? You've come to the right place: Dr. Harvey Karp, the celebrated author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, has the answers!
Common Pregnancy Questions
Q: What are warning signs I should see my OB or Midwife?
Q: Is it safe to have sex during the last month of pregnancy?
Q: How can I tell Braxton hicks from real labor?
Braxton Hicks contractions can be a startling occurrence during pregnancy. Rest assured though, there are ways to tell them apart from labor. During your final trimester, your obstetrician or midwife will tell you that your cervix is effaced, or flattening out, and thus getting ready to move the baby out into the world. See more early signs of labor.
Q: How can I prepare my breasts for nursing?
There are some tips out there like “toughening up your nipples” that some people swear by, and others tell you doesnt work. Breasts were made for nursing (evolutionarily speaking). Speak with resources like La Leche League or a nursing consultant if you have flat nipples, which can be difficult to latch on to.
More Pregnancy Question Answers:You may have heard the expression “there are no stupid questions”—and that goes double when it comes to pregnancy! Your body is undergoing immense—and unprecedented, if this is your first pregnancy—changes, so it’s natural for you to have questions about pregnancy as well as labor and delivery. You can find some more common questions answered here.
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Disclaimer: The information on our site is NOT medical advice for any specific person or condition. It is only meant as general information. If you have any medical questions and concerns about your child or yourself, please contact your health provider.