The first trimester of your pregnancy can be an exciting time, but it can also be one of the most difficult. You may experience hormonal changes and other symptoms, or you may show no signs of pregnancy. With the variation from woman to woman, it may help to have a basic guideline of what to expect in your first trimester.
It's fascinating to know and understand the development of your baby week by week. Not only will you want to know what is happening inside your body, you should also know how your body is likely to react during each pregnancy stage. Pregnancies are divided into three trimesters, but things change on a week-by-week basis, too. Most pregnancies last about 40 weeks.
A pregnancy is both exciting and scary for a first-time mother. Her body and emotions are going through changes that she might not understand. A thousand questions and concerns for the expectant mother, including what to eat, how much weight is safe, exercise, fetal development and labor. It helps to ask questions from trusted friends and family as well as an obstetrician.
At 29 weeks, you are in the final stages of your pregnancy. The finish line in sight, and it's time to take care of unfinished business. The nursery is set up, your hospital bag is packed, and the CD of relaxing music has been created for labor, which--you hope--won't last too long. And the decision on whether to breastfeed should now come to your attention. While the last trimester may be physically uncomfortable, it won't be long until you are holding the new love of your life.
With increasing hormone levels during pregnancy comes a host of skin problems that can affect you from head to toe. Although these problems can be unsightly and sometimes physically uncomfortable, most resolve soon after delivery. By taking a few preventive skincare measures, you can minimize any problems that arise.
You are pregnant. You have just gotten on a roller coaster ride unlike anything you've ever experienced before, with ups and downs, twists and turns, a great feeling of excitement during and an even greater feeling of satisfaction at the end. Along with the countless thoughts and feelings you are having, there will also come some physical changes, too. Although not every pregnancy is the same, many women share some common pregnancy experiences. It helps to know what to expect during your first month of pregnancy.
You may be anxious to start burning off the baby weight after you've given birth. Give yourself time to recover from the birth and to become accustomed to baby's sleep schedule. Wait until you find your sleep rhythm and find periods of energy during the day.
The 34th week of pregnancy is considered part of the eighth month and third trimester. During the third trimester, many symptoms, such as nausea and fatigue, may return. The mother is gaining approximately 1 lb. per week, and the baby is rapidly approaching delivery. Babies born at 34 weeks are considered premature but have an excellent survival rate.
Many expectant mothers are noticeably pregnant by the twenty-sixth week of pregnancy and are excited when strangers begin to take notice. Fetal movement may be able to be felt through the stomach, allowing friends and family members to experience the joy of pregnancy and share in the excitement.
Right now your pregnancy is past the halfway mark. An amazing amount of development has happened so far, and you are very much aware of the growing life inside of you. You also will have moved past difficult symptoms such as morning sickness by this time. Twenty-one weeks can be a very comfortable point of the pregnancy since you are not yet feeling the discomfort that can come in the last trimester.