“Women who have had multiple babies typically deliver earlier with each subsequent pregnancy,” said Dr. Shannon Clark, MD, founder of BabiesAfter35.com. “First-time moms typically go to their due date in an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy.”
Whether or not to attempt a TOLAC is a very complex decision that involves an important conversation between the patient and provider. It is also a decision that may be influenced over time depending on how the pregnancy progresses and any complications that may arise. The best decision for the safety and health of both mom and baby is desired by all parties involved.
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There’s a lot to learn when you become pregnant, and keeping up with all the latest information and advice can feel like a full-time job. Things always seem to be changing, and there are many misconceptions out there—about prenatal testing, labor and delivery, and postnatal care.
Spurred by the revelation that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child, the Cut did some research into the science behind baby bumps. Specifically: Why do baby bumps look so different on different women? In one photo I came across of two women in the same trimester, for instance, one looked hugely pregnant while the other was barely showing. My mind was blown. Why? How?