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  • 33 Weeks Pregnant
    By the time you are 33 weeks pregnant, your baby has probably also moved into his or her birth position. This eMedTV resource explains what you can expect in week 33 of pregnancy and describes your baby's development during this time.
  • 34 Weeks Pregnant
    At 34 weeks pregnant, you should choose a doctor for your child, if you haven't done so already. This eMedTV article provides suggestions to help you in your search and discusses what to expect when you're 34 weeks pregnant.
  • 35 Weeks Pregnant
    By the time you are 35 weeks pregnant, your baby's lungs are almost fully developed. As this eMedTV segment explains, you may feel uncomfortable and have trouble sleeping this week. This page describes other things to expect at 35 weeks pregnant.
  • 36 Weeks Pregnant
    At 36 weeks pregnant, you'll probably start having weekly checkups. This eMedTV article discusses physical and emotional changes that you may experience during week 36 of pregnancy.
  • 37 Weeks Pregnant
    When you are 37 weeks pregnant, your baby is about 6.5 pounds and gaining half an ounce of fat a day. This eMedTV Web page provides a list of what to bring with you to the hospital and discusses what you can expect during this week of pregnancy.
  • 38 Weeks Pregnant
    When you're 38 weeks pregnant, your baby is approximately 19 to 21 inches long from head to toe. This eMedTV resource discusses your baby's development at week 38 of pregnancy and explains false labor, real labor, and prelabor.
  • 39 Weeks Pregnant
    You are 39 weeks pregnant and, as this eMedTV resource explains, you can go into labor at any time. This page provides information on what to expect this week, as well as what you should do if you think your water has broken.
  • 4 Weeks Pregnant
    At 4 weeks pregnant, you will have missed your period. As this part of the eMedTV library explains, you may also experience nausea and fatigue. This article discusses what you and your partner can expect during your fourth week of pregnancy.
  • 40 Weeks Pregnant
    You are 40 weeks pregnant, and you may deliver your baby before the week is out. This segment of the eMedTV archives explains what to expect after the birth of your baby.
  • 5 Weeks Pregnant
    By the time a woman is 5 weeks pregnant, the baby has developed a heartbeat of its own. This eMedTV segment explains the baby's development in detail and includes more information on what to expect when 5 weeks pregnant.
  • 6 Weeks Pregnant
    When you are 6 weeks pregnant, you are likely still experiencing symptoms like morning sickness. This eMedTV article describes your baby's development during the sixth week of pregnancy and offers tips to help relieve your symptoms.
  • 7 Weeks Pregnant
    Symptoms you may experience when 7 weeks pregnant include morning sickness, weight gain, and constipation. This eMedTV article explains in detail what to expect when 7 weeks pregnant and discusses the early symptoms of a multiple pregnancy.
  • 8 Weeks Pregnant
    At 8 weeks pregnant, your body is continuing to change. As this eMedTV article explains, your baby is growing, too. This week, your baby's sexual organs are forming, and the arms and legs are taking shape. This page discusses week 8 in detail.
  • 9 Weeks Pregnant
    When you are 9 weeks pregnant, your baby is about 1 inch long and weighs about as much as a paper clip. This eMedTV article discusses what you can expect during your ninth week of pregnancy, which may include symptoms such as mood swings.
  • A Woman's Body After Giving Birth
    This interactive video discusses changes in a woman's body after giving birth.
  • Abnormal Baby Presentations in Labor
    An abnormal presentation is anything other than the head-down position of a baby during delivery. This section of the eMedTV site explains the abnormal presentation types, such as breech, transverse lie, and face or shoulder presentation.
  • Abnormal Scarring (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks)
    This video clip describes abnormal scarring that may occur after this procedure.
  • Abnormal Scars and Laparoscopic Surgery
    This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses abnormal scars following laparoscopic surgery and explains how the appearance of the scar does not necessarily reflect the results of the procedure. It is normal to have scars after laparoscopic surgery.
  • About Labor
    This multimedia video clip tells you everything you need to know about labor.
  • About Pregnancy
    If you are thinking of becoming pregnant, you probably have a lot of questions about what to expect. This eMedTV selection takes a quick look at this topic, including what to do to help ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy.
  • Adhesions and C-Sections
    After a c-section, it is possible for an abnormal scar to develop between your organs, called an adhesion. This eMedTV segment explains adhesions and c-sections, where they can occur, problems they may cause, and how they are treated.
  • Advice for Preconception
    Looking for advice on what to do during preconception? This eMedTV resource can help. It lists important steps you can take to increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy, and also includes a link to more in-depth information.
  • After Childbirth -- Postpartum Depression
    This video summarizes common symptoms of postpartum depression.
  • After Laparoscopic Surgery
    After laparoscopic surgery, you will need to return to the doctor in about two weeks for a follow-up visit. This eMedTV article explains what happens after laparoscopic surgery for ectopic pregnancy, including how to continue your recovery at home.
  • Air Insufflation Injuries (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks)
    This video explains possible inuries that may occur due to the use of carbon dioxide during a laparoscopy.
  • Air Insufflation Injuries With Laparoscopic Surgery
    In rare cases, air insufflation injuries may occur. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses the possibility of air insufflation with laparoscopic surgery, why it may occur, and the complications it can cause.
  • Alcohol During Pregnancy
    It's important to completely avoid alcohol during pregnancy, since it can be harmful to the growing baby. This eMedTV article covers the different types of alcohol and their effects on pregnancy, and also offers tips to stop drinking.
  • All About Labor Medications
    Several different medications are used for labor and delivery. As this eMedTV page explains, some are used to relieve pain, others act as an anesthetic, and others are used to help induce or augment labor. These and other drugs are explored in this page.
  • Allergic Reaction to Medication (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks)
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Am I at Risk for Gestational Diabetes?
    If you know what gestational diabetes is, you may be wondering if you are at risk for it. This eMedTV article outlines various factors that increase a woman's chance of developing this condition during pregnancy and ways to reduce this risk.
  • Amniocentesis: Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Questions
    When considering an amniocentesis, you may have lots of questions. Fortunately, this eMedTV article has lots of answers. This segment describes in detail what this procedure entails, what risks it carries, how accurate the results are, and more.
  • An Introduction to Ovulation Tracking and Prediction
    Women who are trying to achieve or prevent pregnancy sometimes track ovulation in an attempt to predict it. This eMedTV segment describes the various methods available, which range from low-tech to high-tech, with the pros and cons of each.
  • Anal Sex During Pregnancy
    For the most part, having anal sex during pregnancy is safe -- as long as you follow a few precautions. This eMedTV page lists some things to keep in mind (such as checking with your doctor first) if you're going to have this type of sex during pregnancy.
  • Anesthesia for Laparoscopic Surgery
    Anesthesia during laparoscopic surgery is used so that you not feel any pain during the procedure. This eMedTV resource explains the two main types of anesthesia for laparoscopic surgery, general and spinal, and discusses their possible risks.
  • Anesthesia for Postpartum Tubal Ligation
    The anesthesia used for postpartum tubal ligation will eliminate any pain felt during the procedure. As this eMedTV Web page explains, it is important to know the risks of any medication, including anesthesia.
  • Anesthesia Option for Cesarean Section
    This video clip talks about the anesthesia that will be used for your procedure.
  • Are Home Births Safe?
    Women considering home births naturally want to know if they are safe. This segment of the eMedTV archives explores this issue in detail. It examines the results of various studies comparing home births versus hospital births, with the pros and cons.
  • Are Prenatal Vitamins Helpful for Hair Growth?
    As this eMedTV article explains, many people believe in taking prenatal vitamins for hair growth. However, there is insufficient evidence to support this claim. This article discusses why prenatal vitamins probably don't help with hair growth.
  • Assisted Delivery
    Assisted delivery methods often need to be used when a normal vaginal delivery is too risky or impossible. This section of the eMedTV site describes assisted delivery options and their risks, such as c-section, forceps delivery, and vacuum delivery.
  • Baby Is Breech! Now What?
    So what happens if your baby is in the breech position? This eMedTV page has the answer. It describes the different breech positions, what this means in terms of vaginal delivery, and if it is possible to get the baby to move to a head-down position.
  • Back and Pelvic Pain
    Backaches and pelvic pain are common during pregnancy. Several things can lead to this type of pain, including weight gain, changes in posture, changes in your center of gravity, stress, and hormone changes. Performing certain exercises can help prevent some of this pain -- just be sure to check with your doctor first. Changing your sleep position can also help. Wear flat, comfortable shoes (lose the heels) and practice good posture. Ice or heat packs, rest, and back braces can also minimize pain. Don't hesitate to tell your doctor if the pain is severe.
  • Back Pain During Pregnancy
    During pregnancy, lower back pain can be caused by several factors, such as hormonal changes. This eMedTV Web page discusses other factors that can cause back pain when pregnant and offers helpful tips on how to prevent and relieve it.
  • Before Your Cesarean Section
    This video clip talks about the instructions you will be given to prepare yourself for the surgery.
  • Before Your Postpartum Tubal Ligation
    This video segment explains what you can expect before your tubal ligation procedure.
  • Before Your Procedure (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy)
    This video explains what to expect before your procedure, such as instructions from the hospital.
  • Belly Pain
    As muscles and ligaments in the stomach stretch to make room for the growing baby, it is not uncommon for women to feel a dull, aching sensation or even a sharp pain on one side, especially when changing positions, getting up from bed, or coughing. Avoid sudden changes in position, and use a heating pad or take a warm bath to relieve aches if they linger. While mild to moderate aches are common, severe pain or cramping is not normal. Contact your healthcare provider if this occurs, or if there is any vaginal bleeding, fever, chills, or lightheadedness along with the pain.
  • Benefits of Folic Acid
    The benefits of folic acid during pregnancy are well known, but the vitamin may have other benefits as well. This eMedTV page discusses how this supplement can treat folic acid deficiency, hyperhomocysteinemia, and methotrexate toxicity.
  • Besides Laparoscopy, What Are the Alternatives?
    This video describes possible alternatives to laparoscopy for an ectopic pregnancy.
  • Bladder and Urinary Tract Damage (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks)
    This video explains how bladder and urinary tract damage can occur with this procedure.
  • Bladder Injury Following a Cesarean Section
    Bladder injury following a cesarean section, while rare, can include damage to the ureters. This page of the eMedTV website explains what types of bladder injuries can occur, such as blockage and perforation, and how they are treated.
  • Learn About Bleeding After C-Section
    As this eMedTV article explains, after a c-section, some bleeding is normal. However, uncontrollable bleeding is not, and needs immediate treatment. This page covers treatment options for when this happens and the possible risks of a blood transfusion.
  • Bleeding After Laparoscopic Surgery
    If a major blood vessel is damaged, bleeding after laparoscopic surgery can be severe. This section of the eMedTV library discusses the risk of serious bleeding after laparoscopic surgery and how it is usually treated with a blood transfusion.
  • Bleeding and Blood Vessel Damage (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks)
    This video explains what may happen if you have major bleeding and blood vessel damage with this procedure.
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