Week 32: Relax and recharge

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Your to-do list may be a mile long, but your body is probably telling you to slow down and rest, so you can be ready for the big event ahead.

A little nervousness and anxiety are normal as you manage the physical changes in your body and prepare for labor and birth.

But excessive stress isn’t good for you or your unborn baby. Some studies show that complications such as low birthweight babies and preterm labor are more likely in women with high stress levels.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, reach out to others who can support you, including your doctor or midwife.

The effect of stress on your pregnancy

Pregnancy brings not only joys, but stressors as well. This stress poses a risk to you and your baby. Read about the effect and how you can relax.

Smoking and low birthweight babies

Smoking stresses your body and affects your baby. Learn about the benefits of stopping, and how you can get help.

Dad's "to-do" list

We've assembled a list of topics for Dad in these last weeks before baby's birthday.