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Week 29: To pee or not to pee.........

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Topic Week 29: To pee or not to pee.........

Post by *** Dannii *** on Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:31 am

Fetal development in pregnancy week 29:



fetus in seventh month
If youíve been feeling butterflies moving around in your belly, itís
not just your run-of-the-mill pre-birth performance anxiety. No, itís
your amazing baby with a case of the hiccups: a fairly common
occurrence at this point resulting from practicing breathing for their
big birthday. In addition, to getting a round of butterfly-like
hiccups, your little swimmer has arduously managed to accumulate enough
baby fat to account for nearly 3.5% of their overall body weight. Yeah,
compared to we adults, itís not a lot, but when theyíre little like
thatóitís certainly a healthy (and warming) accomplishment in its way.
Another fantastic accomplishment: your baby's spleen is now in charge
of hematopoiesisóthe 10 dollar name for the process involved in
building up certain important blood components. Another
fantastic-accomplishment: your little monkey has been peeing into their
amniotic sac for a little while now (this is why potty training takes a
while) and if you didnít know, actually swallows it along with the rest
of the amniotic fluid. Although the concept is nasty, their urine is
sterile and as part of the amniotic fluid base, is replaced several
times throughout the day. So if you didnít know before, now you can
tell people, that yes, you drank your own urineóyou were still in the
womb, but nonetheless, youíve been there.

And how's mom doing?

Hereís another new-parenting-issue that
you probably donít have the time or energy to handle: the decision
whether or not to breastfeed. If you thought this was one of the
obvious ones (stick out breast, attach child, feeding commences!),
think again. Right off the bat, there are women that simply the
vain reason to breastfeed: all that charming excess body fat youíve
gained is used for milk production, thus making it MUCH easier for you
to return to you pre-pregnancy weight cannot breastfeed for
medical reasonsóand have no choice in the matter but to opt for
formula-feeding. Then there are the women who attempt to breast-feed
and run out of milk, or the baby wonít latch on (they even have
breast-feeding classes because despite the apparent animal-easiness of
the behavior, some babies just donít take to breastfeeding).Now,
if you are planning or deciding whether or not to breastfeed, here are
some of the big reasons why itís a great thing for you and your little
ďsuckerĒ: breastfeeding actually releases a hormone that will help you
relax (and if you donít nurse milk production will actually cease: i.e.
use it or lose it!). If you choose to breastfeed, your body will
produce oxytocinó(no, not Oxycotin, Rush Limbaugh already took care of
that), which actually increases uterine contractions to decrease
post-birth vaginal bleeding.And the vain reason to breastfeed:
all that charming excess body fat youíve gained is used for milk
production, thus making it MUCH easier for you to return to you
pre-pregnancy weight. Also, nursing mothersí bones re-mineralize faster
than those who donít and are less likely to contract ovarian or uterine
cancer before and after menopause. Not to mention the fact that
breastfeeding means youíre directly bolstering your babyís immune
system. For even more reasons why your child will benefit from
breastfeeding, visit womenshealth.gov.
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