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First Trimester: Changes to Your Body
This is Part 1 of 3 That Special First Trimester - months 1, 2 & 3 You are on the journey to motherhood. This is the most exciting time in your life and from one day to the next, your baby is growing and growing. Pregnancy averages 40 weeks in length. Due Date Calculation - Your due date is calculated by adding seven days and subtracting three months from the first day of your last period. [...]
First Trimester: Baby’s Development
This is part 2 of 3 FIRST MONTH of Baby’s Development - months 1, 2 & 3 Development during the first month of your first trimester is when the amniotic sac forms around the fertilized egg and the placenta develops. The placenta is highly important, because this is what transfers the nutrients from you to your baby. Baby’s Growth - At the end of the first month: Your baby has a primitive [...]
First Trimester: To Do List and Cautions
This is Part 3 of 3 To Do List for the First Trimester - months 1, 2 & 3 One of the very first things to do is to be sure that you are pregnant. Home pregnancy tests are fairly reliable, but then after it tests positive, make a prenatal appointment with a physician to confirm. If you smoke, quit. It is as simple as that. The harm that smoking can do to your baby is not worth the risk. Take [...]
Second Trimester: Changes To Your Body
This is Part 1 of 3 The Wonderful Second Trimester - months 4, 5 & 6 Your first three months are behind you and now you enter your second trimester of pregnancy. At the start of your fourth month, the fatigue and the morning sickness should be subsiding and you will start feeling more energetic. This is usually the easiest three months of your pregnancy. Now that you are feeling better, take [...]
Second Trimester: Baby’s Development
This is Part 2 of 3 Development of Your Baby During the Second Trimester - months 4, 5 & 6 FOURTH MONTH By the time you enter the beginning of your second trimester or fourth month, your baby's features are becoming more defined. Baby Can Do - He or she can suck its thumb, make faces, stretch, and yawn. Nervous system - The nervous system is functioning Genitalia - The genitalia is [...]
Second Trimester: To Do List and Cautions
This is Part 3 of 3 To Do List for the Second Trimester - months 7, 8 & 9 Appointments - Your physician will tell you about the antenatal appointments Boy or Girl? - You then need to decide if you want to find out the sex of your baby. Weight - Keep a check on your weight gain and eat a good balanced diet. Baby’s name - Selecting your baby's name at this time in your pregnancy is always [...]
Third Trimester: Changes to Your Body
This is Part 1 of 3 Finally the Third Trimester - months 7, 8, 9 As you enter your third trimester of pregnancy, the size and position of the baby can make it harder for you to get comfortable. This stage of your pregnancy can be physically, as well as emotionally challenging. Make an attempt to stay positive during this trimester, you will soon be at the end of your pregnancy. Even though [...]
Third Trimester: Baby’s Development
This is Part 2 of 3 Development of the Baby During the Third Trimester - months 7, 8, 9 SEVENTH MONTH By the time you enter your seventh month, your baby begins to deposit fat. The hearing is fully developed and he or she moves frequently. Talk with your baby during this time, because he or she can respond to pain, light, stimuli or sound. Baby’s Size - Your baby is now approximately 14 [...]
Third Trimester: To Do, Cautions, Signs of Labor
This is Part 3 of 3 To Do List for the Third Trimester - months 7, 8, 9 As the anxiety of delivery creeps in, there is still a number of things for you to keep busy with. Baby's movements - Keep track of the baby's movements. This helps you know if your baby has stopped moving, which can be a signal that there is a problem. If you do not feel your baby moving as it normally does, then contact [...]
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