Your Baby

Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation. As you feel your baby moving and growing inside of your body, you'll likely wonder about how they are developing—when they will begin to hear your voice, when hair will grow on their head, and if they can taste flavors that you eat. But it can also come with anxieties and concerns. Learning about what to expect during your OB/GYN appointments can help you understand how your baby is doing and if they do have a developmental issue, help you prepare to meet their needs.

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