Pregnancy Stages

First Trimester

  • Start of the first trimesterOvulation and conceptionD
  • During the first 4 weeks some home pregnancy tests will detect that you have conceived.
  • The embryo is just two cells.
  • Signs of Pregnancy: Extreme fatigue, frequent urination morning sickness. and hormonal fluctuationsh
  • The baby’s heart is beating
  • The baby’s brain is formed
  • Embryo officially becomes a fetus.
  • By the end of first trimester morning sickness should end
  • Fetus is about the size of a plum

Second Trimester

  • The baby’s bones are hardening
  • The baby is about 5 inches long and weighs about 5 ounces
  • You begin to feel the baby starts to kickThe baby’s hearing starts developing
  • Common discomforts during this month: backaches, indigestion, heartburn headaches water retention dizziness, constipation
  • At the end of this month the baby is almost fully formed

Third Trimester

  • Possible occurrences of Braxton Hicks contractions, You might feel these mild, irregular contractions as a slight tightness in your abdomen
  • The baby’s brain is beginning to process sights and sounds
  • The baby is about 13 inches long.
  • Insomnia
  • Reflux and feeling full faster
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Back and hip painBreast pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Swelling; When you hit 30 weeks of pregnancy, it may not just be your belly that’s swelling.

-Apurva

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