Week 41: Time to think about postpartum warning signs. Make sure you know what is normal and what is not.

BirthWatch Tips
  • Call your doctor or midwife immediately if you develop these signs of postpartum infection: a temperature above 100.4, very heavy bleeding (soaking a pad every 1-2 hours), and/or pain in your abdomen. About.com

Tips for Week 40

BirthWatch Recommends:

Pregnancy, Childirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide

The definitive guide on pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn. No really, if you have to buy one book, this is the one to own. It is complete, it is not at all fluffy but it is friendly. It presumes you are smart enough to make your own choices given the facts. You will gain confidence in your abilities to sustain a healthy pregnancy, birth your baby, and competently care for your newborn.

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