Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, counting from the first day of your last normal period. The weeks are grouped into three trimesters. Find out what’s happening with you and your baby in these three stages.
During the first trimester your body undergoes many changes. Hormonal changes affect almost every organ system in your body. These changes can trigger symptoms even in the very first weeks of pregnancy. Your period stopping is a clear sign that you are pregnant. Other changes may include extreme tiredness, Tender, upset stomach with or without throwing up, constipation, need to pass urine more often, head ache, heart burn, weight gain or weight loss.
Most women find the second trimester of pregnancy easier than the first. But it is just as important to stay informed about your pregnancy during these months. You might notice that symptoms like nausea and fatigue are going away. But other new, more noticeable changes to your body are now happening. Your abdomen will expand as the baby continues to grow. And before this trimester is over, you will feel your baby beginning to move. As your body changes to make room for your growing baby, you may have body aches, stretch marks on your abdomen, groin or thigh and also you can find out darkening of the skin around nipples and also even you can find out patches of darker skin, usually over the cheeks, forehead, nose, or upper lip.
In this stage some of the discomforts you had in your second trimester will continue. In addition, many women find breathing difficult and notice they have to go to the bathroom even more often. This is because the baby is getting bigger and it is putting more pressure on your organs. Some of the new body changes you might notice in this stage that includes, shortness of breath, heart burn, swelling of the ankles, finger and face, trouble sleeping and contractions.
Read out and feel the growth of your baby.