Pregnancy Week 13
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If you are a first time parent, now is a good time to start
considering a pediatrician for your newborn. Pediatricians specialize
in the care of baies and children. They will give your baby a complete
check over very soon after his birth. It's important to find a
pediatrician that supports the parenting methods you do. Many
pediatricians will schedule a consultation appointment so you can get
to know them.
Prepare a list of questions that are important to you to
ask during that meeting. Some you might want to consider are:
Ask your friends, fellow church members, co-workers etc for
recommendations for a doctor in your area.
- How do you feel about formula/breastfeeding? (depending on your
choice of feeding)
- When do you recommend solid foods? weaning?
- How often are your well baby visits?
- Vaccinations? If you are against vaccination, it's important to
find a doctor that will support you.
- After hours procedures?
- Calls during the business day? When are they returned? Is it a
doctor or a nurse?
- Fees? Are they providers on your insurance? Do they bill
or will you have to?
SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE
- Breast Changes, tenderness, fullness, darkening of the areola
- Frequent Urination
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Occasional headaches
- Stretch Marks (cocoa butter can help with these)
From 2.5 - 3 inches long and from .5-.7 ounces, that's
how big your little one is now. Baby's face is now
starting to look like, well, a baby. The eyes move
closer together, and the ears move to the normal
places. Baby's head which is currently about half the
length of the crown to rump measurement, begins to slow
down. By the time baby is born, his head will be about
1/4 of the total length. This week,baby's intestines,
which have been developing outside the body in the
umbilical cord, will be drawn into the abdominal