I remember thinking “I’d be 20 weeks now,” or “today would have been my due date.” I was mad that my body failed me, I felt guilty that my husband was grieving, I was scared I may never become a mother.
If you have made the decision to breastfeed, it’s time to start investigating breast pumps. They are not all alike! An excellent resource to start with would be your provider or a lactation consultant.
Years of TV watching have taught us that when women get pregnant, they want weird foods like pickles and ice cream and that they need to avoid fish and never, ever eat spicy food. Well, not all of that is true.
A pregnancy is, generally speaking, 10 months from the time of conception to the time of birth. That’s 40 weeks. 280 days. And in that short period of time, your baby goes from a fertilized egg, which is roughly 0.1mm (not even visible to the human eye), to a full term, living, breathing human who on average weighs around 7.5lbs at birth.