39 Weeks is the New Full-Term for Babies

Getting uncomfortable towards the end of your pregnancy, feeling as if your internal organs may burst if that child doesn't stop squirming against your bladder? You may need to hold on for a few more weeks. While it's only a change in semantics, this shift in language may have far-reaching effects in how doctors schedule procedures such as cesarean sections at the end of a pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists announced yesterday that they are creating four distinctions to mark the end of a pregnancy. ...more
As a neonatal nurse, this isn't just a change of semantics or a way to make life harder for ...more

39 Weeks Pregnant

“Sick” has always been one of my favorite Shel Silverstein poems and I’ve always read it in a whiny complaining voice, which explains why it comes to mind now that I’m 39 weeks pregnant. Everything I say now feels like I’m uttering words to my own version of the poem. ...more