(counting from first day of last menstrual period)
Weeks After Conception
Please keep in mind that this information is approximate. Each pregnancy is different and growth rates vary. If you have any questions, please check with your care provider.
Multiples: Early Signs and Symptoms of a Multiple Pregnancy: (from Twins! Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year of Life by Connie L. Agnew, MD, Alan H. Klein, MD and Jill Alison Ganon:|
For more information, visit our Multiples Mania Cubby where multiples parents discuss the signs and symptoms they had (if any!).
- Faster rate of weight gain
- Size of abdomen and increased itching on its surface
- A feeling of heaviness in the pelvis or vagina
- Greater tendency to retain water
- Varicose veins
- Increased fatigue
Ideas for Dad:
Having your head in a toilet bowl or bucket most of the day is NO FUN, and you may have discovered that "morning" may mean all day and not just the morning. One important thing to remember is to never let your stomach get completely empty or overly full. Ginger (the real thing, not artificial) helps. Drink ginger ale or ginger tea, try ginger snaps or ginger root capsules. Lemons also help - lemonade or sucking on raw lemons. Many people swear by Seabands which are a form of acupressure. Visit our Morning Sickness Tips Page where readers have submitted what has helped them survive morning sickness and our Coping With Nausea and Vomiting information.
|Do you have a cat? If so, Dad, PLEASE take over the job of cleaning the litter box. Cat feces can contain a parasite that causes toxoplasmosis - an infection that can cross the placenta and harm your baby.|
When morning sickness hits, remember this: |
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. ~Dolly Parton
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