All About You
According to the American College of Obsetrics and Gynocology (ACOG), "the average length of pregnancy is 280 days, or 40 weeks from the first day of a woman's last menstrual period." But it can often be very difficult to predict the exact date of conception. So very often babies are born after (sometimes well after!) their due dates. Did you know that only five percent of American babies are born on their due dates?
So what do you do if your due date comes and goes, and still no Baby? This is a good time to read up on your life postpartum. Not just how your new life with baby will be (chances are you're already a graduate of the School of Newborn Studies by now!), but what your body will be like in the fourth trimester, too. You've gone through the most dramatic physical change of your life to date, and things won't be the same for quite awhile. Here's what you need to know.
After your baby is born, your body will take awhile to bounce back, especially if you've had a C-section. To help you through this time, be sure to check out the following resources.Your Recovery
For more information on postpartum fitness and diet, click here.
If you're curious about what life will be like for your baby immediately after birth, be sure to check out our look at Baby's First Hours of Life.
And if you enjoyed reading your pregnancy week-by-week info, take a look at our new Baby Week by Week articles!
For more information on your newborn, click here.