The Run-up: Week 4

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Congratulations. Fertilization achievement has been unlocked! You and your partner are now the proud parents of a blastocyst. What’s that, you ask? Basically, it’s a hollow clump of cells that will differentiate to become the kid, the amniotic sac and the placenta that your hippie cousin will try to convince you to eat. Gross. Don’t do that.

Your Partner: She might be cranky and nauseous. But that’s probably just because you won’t stop watching terrible horror movies.

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Here’s everything that you should know for this week. (Or look ahead to Week 5.)

When And How To Tell People You’re Pregnant

How to announce you’re pregnant and arguments for and against waiting until 12 weeks to reveal it. When to tell family, employers, and social media you’re expecting.
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How Babies Are Traditionally Named In 8 Countries, From India To Iceland

These baby naming traditions, from India to Iceland, will inspire you to come up with names none of your friends and family would have thought of first.
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The 5 Best Pregnancy Books For Men

Men can learn what to expect without reading ‘What To Expect’ with these books by dads for dads. Topics covered include pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood.
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