The 41 weeks or 9 months of pregnancy can be very confusing for any couple if they're not conscious of what to expect. It's critical for new mums to understand what is standard during pregnancy and what is unusual and what are the indications of danger. You also can maintain a ?track my pregnancy? Chart if you are aware about the pregnancy stages. There are mainly three stages of pregnancy and are called as trimesters. Let us have a look on some changes and developments that happen in each trimester:
First trimesterThe last day of your last period is taken as the first day of pregnancy. The first trimester is the time when maximum changes occur in your body. The hormonally-based changes force assorted symptoms like nausea, dizzy spells, angina, fatigue etc. Which are often termed as ?morning sickness? First to 12th week of the pregnancy is the first trimester. At the end of this trimester you will notice the brain being formed at the 3rd week and limps begin to develop during the 11th week.
2nd TrimesterWeeks 13 to 28 are the second trimester. The pregnancy glow starts to appear and you will start to notice significant changes in the growth of the baby and you'll also see your gut expanding to deal with the growing fetus. Towards the end of the second trimester you can feel the baby moving in side you. Stretch marks will begin to appear and you can see distinct fingers of hands and legs and even spot the appearance of nails, eye brows and eyelashes. About mid way through the pregnancy the baby will be about 6 inches long.
Third trimesterStarting from the 29th week of pregnancy to the 41st week it's the 3rd trimester. The baby is fully grown by the 38th week. At the start of the third trimester you will notice more movements in the baby as the kicks will be more powerful. Lungs will start to form and the baby will start practicing breathing and sucking.The baby will be able to open his/her eyes and see around. At the end of the 38th week the baby will be fully grown in height and weight (according to your condition) and your cervix will grow soft in the preparing of child birth.
Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a women?s life and knowing what to expect makes this moment much more special.
Jane Adair has been helping pregnant ladies answer their questions during their pregnancy. She has been lots of help for them for years now.She gives pointers and tips to educate them about the varied Pregnancy stages. You may visit her blog Pregnancy Questions where you will find heaps of information and education about pregnancy.
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