What To Expect

What To Expect

1st Trimester

In the first month of pregnancy your baby is about a quarter inch long and weighs less than one ounce. By about week 6, baby starts to sprout arms, legs, hands and feet. Hair, skin and nails develop between 5 and 8 weeks. By 14 weeks your baby is about 3.5inches long and weighs little more than one ounce with all major organs developed.

New Mothers

Symptoms

In the first three months you will experience many changes! Symptoms of pregnancy vary greatly between women; you may or may not experience:

What You Can Do

In the first trimester you should:

2nd Trimester

Your baby is growing incredibly fast! He or she now has completely formed eyelids that react to changes in light. The entire body is covered in lanugo, a soft hair. Also the external genitalia become distinctly male or female! Your baby may start to suck his or her thumb now, as the sucking reflex is quite strong already. At about 20 weeks your baby is about 7 inches long and weighs between 10 and 12 ounces.

Pregnancy Trimester

Symptoms

In the second trimester (weeks 13-28) you may experience:

What You Can Do

In the first trimester you should:

3rd Trimester

It’s the start of your final trimester! Your baby’s taste buds are developed and he or she can respond to the changing tastes of the amniotic fluid. Their skin is less wrinkly as fat begins to fill in their contours. Your baby can make grasping motions with their hands. At 28 weeks your baby weighs about three pounds and is approximately 11 inches long. In the last month your baby should put on about half an ounce of fat each day and the lanugo is almost gone.

Third Trimester

Symptoms

In your third trimester (weeks 28-40) you may experience:

What You Can Do

In your third trimester you should:

Irregular Symptoms

If you experience the following symptoms call your Doctor’s Office.

If you cannot reach your doctor’s office, go to the nearest Emergency Room.

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