"This is something that is easily implementable tomorrow if people wanted," Berghella told Live Science.Guessing game, waiting game Though most women are given an official due date, it is often just a rough estimate.Heads up for those of you who think puppies are all snuggles and adorable snoring: They're not.
I was 16 years old when I found out I was pregnant, excitedly, maybe naive, I went to my dating scan to be told that there was a problem, and I was being referred to a 'better' hospital with a fetal medicine unit.
Megacystis, I was told, is a condition where the baby cannot pass urine out - so it drinks the fluid around it, and its bladder then inflates as it becomes full.
When the catheter is removed, so begin the wild adventures of getting into the bathroom and onto the toilet.
One of the nurses dutifully helped me take my first trek while my husband was sleeping inches away, contorted on a pull-out chair-sofa.
I delivered Stella via Cesarean section, an insignificant detail except for the fact that the experience deepened my love for my husband. Managing the pain requires several days of constant medications; for the first couple of days, you urinate through a catheter.
A year and a half after that, we welcomed the most beautiful creature onto the planet: a baby girl we named Stella.In your pup's first few weeks home with you, you will also need to make a few regular vet check-ups and teach it the basics of how to survive on this crazy, wild rock we call Earth. This will force you and your partner to take turns, schedule out your days, hours, minutes and tag team the effort. You will also be handling things like chew toys, puppy food, eye boogers and mouth slobber which, amazingly, all smell the same.It will become clear very quickly who — if anyone — is carrying the brunt of the work. They might roll around in it, they might track it all through your apartment or they might step on it without you realizing it before you put them on your couch and then it's too late. Inevitably, you will find that your dog's mouth and butt have somehow, through the transitive property or otherwise, touched everything in your house.[Blossoming Body: 8 Odd Changes That Happen During Pregnancy] The method is safe, and women already get frequent ultrasound scans during pregnancy, said study co-author Dr.Vincenzo Berghella, director of maternal fetal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.My heart was pounding, I looked from consultants to sonographers faces, to my parents faces and to the screen.