Trimesters of Pregnancy

First trimester is from week 1 to the end of week 12. During the first trimester your body will undergo many hormonal changes which can trigger symptoms in the first few weeks of pregnancy. Some of the most common symptoms that appear in the first trimester include tender and swollen breasts, extreme tiredness, nausea, mood swings, cravings, constipation, frequent urination, and headache. Read more

First trimester
Second trimester

Second trimester is from week 13 to the end of week 28. During the second trimester some of the irritating symptoms like nausea and fatigue will fade. However, other noticeable physical changes are now happening. One of the most significant changes is that your abdomen will expand as your baby continues to grow. You may have body aches, stretch marks, patches of darker skin, and swelling on the face and ankles. Read more

Third trimester is from week 29 to week 40 or until you give birth. The discomforts you had in your second trimester will continue. Many women will notice they have to go to the restroom more often, as a result of the growing baby which is putting pressure on the organs. Some new body changes you might notice at this stage include shortness of breath, hemorrhoids, heartburn, trouble sleeping, and contractions. Read more

Third trimester

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Questions & Answers

Where does a baby develop during pregnancy?
Three weeks after the first day of your last period, your fertilised egg travels through the falopian tube to the womb. The egg starts as a single cell which divides again and again. By the time it reaches your womb, the egg has become a mass of over 100 cells which is called an embryo. Once in the uterus, the embryo attaches itself to the uterine wall. This process is known as implantation.
How many trimesters are there in a normal pregnancy?
Pregnancy usually lasts about 40 weeks or 9 pregnancy months. counting from the first day of your last menstrual cycle. The weeks are grouped into three pregnancy trimesters. The first one of the trimesters of pregnancy is from week 1 to week 12, the second is from week 13 to week 27, while the third trimester of pregnancy lasts from week 28 to the birth.
How much does a baby grow in the first month?
There's a lot going on during the first month of pregnancy. The amniotic sag forms around the fertilized egg and the placenta also develops. The placenta is the organ that will transfer nutrients from the mother to the baby. By the end of first month, your baby will be around 6-7mm (1/4 inch) long.
How many weeks is the third trimester?
The third trimester starts at the beginning of the week 28 after your last menstrual period and ends with labor. Different practitioners use different markers to determine the start and end dates of the stages of pregnancy. Many consider that each stage has 13 trimester weeks, but most add on a few extra days for a total of 40 weeks.