• Pregnancy hormones relax the connective tissue that holds your bones in place, especially in the pelvic area. (mayoclinic.org)
  • You may notice that skin pigmentation may change on the face or abdomen due to the pregnancy hormones. (health.am)
  • It is a known fact regarding 3rd trimester pregnancy that the hormones make the joints and muscles relax in the pelvic area, and so there is more pressure on the back. (thepregnancyzone.com)
  • Sometimes called a gestational diabetes test, glucose screening is crucial to detecting the often-symptomless pregnancy complication. (parents.com)
  • For the mother, the first trimester will include larger and more tender breasts because the body is preparing for breast feeding. (smore.com)
  • It is not clear how caffeine affects pregnancy. (drugs.com)
  • Health-care providers recommend limiting or avoiding coffee, tea and foods containing caffeine, starting with the first trimester. (modernmom.com)
  • The subjects enrolled in this study will take an antiretroviral based regimen containing raltegravir twice daily both during and after their pregnancy. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • This is the time of the pregnancy that you are going to feel the most normal. (scarymommy.com)
  • The first trimester, or first three months, provides time for a woman to build strength to meet the added demands on her body. (modernmom.com)
  • The uterus has grown to the height of the belly button, making the pregnancy visible. (health.am)
  • Wang, W., Check, J.H., Liss, J.R. and Choe, J.K. (2007) A matched, controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture for improving pregnancy rates following in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer. (scirp.org)
  • Drink water before, after and during your workout and make sure to consume enough calories to meet your pregnancy needs as well as for your exercise program. (livestrong.com)