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The Run-up: Week 12

Fingernails begin to develop and the baby starts scratching hatch marks on the womb wall to count the days until birth. That’s a mental image you will not want to share with your partner. You actually might not even want to share it with yourself. Sorry. Your baby is the size of a bacon-wrapped date, which is random, but so very delicious.

Your Partner: You’ll be hearing the term baby bump a lot from her female friends and family. Just get used to it.

Here’s everything that you should know for this week. (You can also look back to Week 11 or skip ahead to Week 13)

Oxytocin, Dopamine, And The Brain Chemistry Of Marriage

Biology professor Dawn Maslar explains why staying together isn’t just about getting along, it’s also about hormones like oxytocin and testosterone.
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Phthalates: What They Are And How They Can Affect Your Child’s Penis Size

Phthalates are tough to pronounce, but they might be even tougher on a the process of prenatal development. Particularly when it comes to genitals.
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What Is High-Risk Pregnancy And How Does It Affect Pregnancy?

Learn what defines a high-risk pregnancy and how you can help your partner through the stress and anxiety of the next 9 months.
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