First Stage of Pregnancy

first stage of pregnancy

first stage of pregnancy

A woman’s pregnancy time is divided into three trimesters. Though most of them have heard about the trimesters, but they don’t have proper knowledge what happens in those days.

First Trimester

The first trimester shows many pregnancy symptoms like tiredness, nausea, breast enlargement, frequent urination and vomiting etc. Shape of the uterus at the end of the first trimester is like a grape while the shape of the baby is like a cherry. Parental care and nutritious diets should start from this time period. Starting yoga and exercise form this time period would be more fruitful for both the baby and the child.

Second Trimester

The second trimester shows the baby growing inside the belly. And form this time period the mum feels the pregnancy discomforts. Sleeping problems and notice Braxton Hicks contractions are some of the sicknesses a mum feel at the time of pregnancy. During the second trimester, your baby will grow hair all over its body and the senses will begin to develop. At the end of the second trimester, your baby will measure about 10 inches (25 cm) and will frequently practice their kicking movements.

Third Trimester

The third trimester brings many changes in the mum’s body. One will need to urinate frequently and belly becomes very large. Now is the time to start taking childbirth and breastfeeding classes. In this period the child gets perfection and becomes ready to get outside.

Pregnancy due date

Since it’s not always possible to determine the exact date of conception, most due date calculators are based on a gestational period of 40 weeks from the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period (LMP). This assumes a woman ovulates and conceives exactly two weeks after the first day of her LMP and carries the baby for 38 weeks. The problem is, of course, that this is an estimate, and 40 weeks is only an average term of pregnancy.

A normal pregnancy can last anywhere between 38 and 42 weeks. Many obstetricians will use what is called “Naegle’s Rule” to determine the approximate due date: Take the first day of your last period, and count back three months, then add seven days. For example, a LMP of January 1, 2001 would give you an approximate due date of October 8, 2001 (an even 40 weeks ahead).

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