Week 26

Are you experiencing swelling yet? Edema occurs in most pregnant women and can make shoes and jewelry no longer fit right. Drink lots of water, raise your feet and wear compressionĀ socks to help alleviate it.

Get a Glucose Screening Test

It’s a non-invasive screening for gestational diabetes (which was mentioned earlier). This shows itself in this period of the pregnancy if you develop it. Stay on top of your weight to reduce risk.

Interview Pediatricians

AskĀ for recommendations, look for online reviews, and talk to potential doctors in person. Make sure they accept your insurance, and get health insurance if you don’t have it already.

Last-Minute Travel

See your family or take a week or weekend to yourself. Traveling will be much harder for the first year of your baby’s life.