If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, you probably have many questions about what the task requires. How to change your body shape? What happens inside it?Not all pregnant women will have the same manifestations during pregnancy. In addition, each pregnancy is unique.
Whatever your questions, deepening the task in hand each week can help you better understand this natural process. Also accurate information about pregnancy can cause you to make the best decisions throughout it. There are many do’s and don’ts that you should be aware to take advantage of a healthy pregnancy.
Unborn baby spends around 38 weeks in the womb, but the average length of pregnancy (gestation) is spread over 40 weeks. This is because pregnancy is counted from the first day of your last period and not the date of conception.
It is very important to eat as diverse and healthy, be active during pregnancy (if the doctor does not forbid it) to avoid dangerous situations and to keep optimism.
Pregnancy is divided into quarters:
- first trimester: conception – week 0-12
- second trimester: 12-24 weeks
- third trimester: 24-40 weeks
Week 1 of pregnancy
This is actually the first week of last menstrual period. Because birth date is calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period, last period is taken into account in the number of weeks of pregnancy, even if the child has not been designed yet.
Should, in fact, to stop a few months before use birth control pills for normal ovulation to occur, avoid alcohol and smoking (and passive) and start taking prenatal vitamins, such as folic acid, which helps prevent neural tube defects in the baby. If you are taking, you need to go to the doctor to find out more details about possible side effects. Also, you should avoid x-ray radiographs when you are pregnant.
Pregnancy Week 2
Progesterone levels in the body begin to grow. Probably menstruation stopped, and one of the eggs from your ovaries to mature and will soon be released. Fertilization of the egg by the sperm could take place later this week. Child has not been designed yet, but it is not long until this happens.
Week 3 of pregnancy
After thirty hours after conception, the cell splits in two. Three days later, the zygote will divide into 16 cells that migrate from the fallopian tube to the uterus. Seven days after conception zygote dig into thickened uterine lining (endometrium). It is called the blastocyst and measure 0.1-0.2 mm in diameter.
Your child will be made this week in 500 cells. Fertilized egg spent about 7 days to travel from the fallopian tube to the uterus. Cell division started immediately and continued throughout the trip.
Week 4 of pregnancy
Pregnancy can be confirmed by a pregnancy test to measure the level of hCG in urine. Feelings of fatigue, mood swings, frequent urination, and swollen breasts. However, some women do not experience these symptoms.
The baby is the size of a grain of rice. Rapidly dividing cells contribute to the formation of different body systems, including its digestive system. During transvaginal ultrasound may be visible gestational sac that helps to nourish the baby until the placenta becomes fully functional.
Week 5 of pregnancy
This week, if the pregnancy test came out positive, you should schedule an appointment with their doctor to confirm the good news. Physical manifestations will experience early pregnancy such as nausea, vomiting and breast tenderness. Fatigue is often present at this stage of pregnancy development, as the body goes through many changes both physical and emotional.
The fetal ultrasound you can see your child, even though it measures only 1.5-2.5 mm. As the neural tube develops will turn into the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). To prevent diseases that can affect the neural tube is advisable to use folic acid. The first system is composed of fetal cardiovascular system works.
Week 6 of pregnancy
The baby is now an embryo. It is about 3 mm in length. Hormones to prevent menstruation worse morning sickness or vomiting. Try to avoid factors that may trigger such as certain smells or certain tastes. You may feel tingling in the breast and areola become darker. Mood changes may occur.
By the end of this week your baby will measure about 4-6 mm. Will form the heart chambers and it starts to beat in a regular rhythm. It also begins to develop larynx and inner ear responsible for balance. Upper and lower limb buds appear and the baby’s major organs (kidneys and liver). Neural tube that connects between the brain and spinal cord will close and begin to form the baby’s facial features (nose, retina and so on).
Week 7 of pregnancy
Heart beat and developed placenta and amniotic sac of the embryo. Placenta from the uterine wall and is caught aims to provide oxygen and nutrients child from the mother’s blood. Uterus will increase, as well as the amount of urine. The child will grow arms and legs, although they are only in its infancy. The fetus grows rapidly and measures about 9 mm.
Genital tubercle is present, but it is difficult to determine if the baby is a girl or boy. Heart beats about 150 beats per minute, double your heart rate. Facial features and muscular systems continue to form. This week will differentiate and blood type own baby.
Week 8 of pregnancy
Size increases the size of the mother uterus will increase. Breasts will increase in size.
The embryo is about 1.3 cm long, about the size of a grape berries. Spinal cord is growing rapidly and form a queue. The head is disproportionately large compared to the body. Bones begin to harden and the growth begins to finger the child. Its liver begins to produce large amounts of red blood cells and will do so until the bone marrow takes over this function. Cord begins to form. Scaling teeth will grow.
9th week of pregnancy
From this stage may appear indigestion caused by progesterone. It relaxes the valve between the esophagus and stomach. Thus, stomach acid reaches back into the esophagus, causing discomfort.
The baby is officially a fetus. All major organs, muscles and nerves it formed. It has about 2 grams. I form eyelids and the trunk is moving and lengthens. Continue to strengthen the bones and cartilage and will develop the language. Fingers and feet are visible, although still short and resembling nodules.
Week 10 of pregnancy
This week is one that ends the first trimester of pregnancy. Occur morning sickness, fatigue and even food cravings and tummy will grow in size. May occur and some bleeding caused by implantation of the embryo in the uterus.
The baby weighs about four ounces. His eyes are open, external genitalia will distinguish and he has lips, fingers and ears fully formed. Pseudo child tail disappears completely. Child’s brain is growing at a fast pace and every minute occur around a quarter of a million neurons.
Week 11 of pregnancy
If you have morning sickness, probably not you just not fat, but you also weakened. It is absolutely normal. Eat healthy throughout pregnancy. It is natural to earn on average between a pound and a pound a month during the first trimester of pregnancy.
This is a period of rapid growth for the child who will reach about 5 inches long and will reach about seven grams by the end of the week. His head will be about half the total body length. The child developed nails and begins to grow iris.
Week 12 of pregnancy
Around this date will be double test to assess risk for trisomy 18 and trisomy 21. This week placenta will produce hormones. Fatigue and nausea should fade and abdomen to be rounded up and expand.
Rapidly growing child. Fingers and toes are developed but are still stuck with thin skin. Brain has the same structure as that of birth. Develops reflexes, digestive tract and gallbladder works pretty well.
Week 13 of pregnancy
Morning sickness and fatigue should be a thing of the past and should you feel energetic. Uterus grows and the child already has the size of a grapefruit weighs about 28 grams and is about 9 inches in length. The pancreas secretes insulin and baby already intestinal system is still developing.
Week 14 of pregnancy
Mother’s body undergoes several significant changes. Breasts have increased in size and areolas are quite dark in preparation for breastfeeding. Another change is the dark line that appears from the pubic bone to the navel – Linea Negra. It is caused by pregnancy hormones and will disappear after a few months after the baby is born.
Baby’s bladder begins to function and begins to urinate into the amniotic fluid. This will not disturb the qualities of amniotic fluid that will regenerate itself within three to four hours. Your child practicing their breathing capabilities amniotic fluid has fully developed eyelids, but glued over the eye and may cry in silence, as it has vocal cords. Little can even begin to suck his thumb. Nails and toes are increasing.
Week 15 of pregnancy
Uterus may feel, by palpation, a few inches below the navel. In the coming weeks can be quadruple screening test serves to assess the child’s risk of having trisomy 18 and trisomy 21. Your doctor may recommend amniocentesis, in which investigation is considered a small sample of amniotic fluid collected with a needle under ultrasound guidance. Amniocentesis is recommended between 15-18 weeks of pregnancy. For some risk, the doctor is the one who will balance the risks and benefits of amniocentesis when pregnant each.
Child’s heart pumps continuously develops and between 18-23 liters of blood per day. Your baby weighs about 70 grams and is about 10 inches from head to heel.
Week 16 of pregnancy
The uterus will contain approximately one cup of amniotic fluid. Therefore, pelvic area will be firm. Maternal veins additional quantities of blood will flow to cover and needs child. Placenta and breasts increase in size. Shake feeling movement coincides with the child in the womb. Nails and toes were completely formed. Child’s bladder empties every hour.
Week 17 of pregnancy
Increasing the volume of sweat and vaginal discharge is normal. These symptoms are the result of increased blood volume. As a result, the body will produce larger amounts of liquid.
The child has already begun to respond to loud noises. I started to develop fat deposits under the skin to help regulate body temperature once it is born. This week baby is 140 grams.
Sapamana 18 of pregnancy
Perhaps your sleep pattern is already disrupted due to rapid changes in the body. Many pregnant women suffer from some degree of insomnia during pregnancy. Back pain may occur.
Baby’s bones harden and digestive system begins to produce and accumulate meconium. Child length is 20 cm and its weight, about 180 grams.
Week 19 of pregnancy
Your skin texture can change at this point. Certain parts of the skin can become dry and some very smooth. Spots may appear on the skin of the cheeks or forehead. Do not be alarmed, stains will disappear after you give birth. It would be advisable to use a lotion to prevent stretch marks that may form on the belly.
The baby continues to grow and become truly unique, because the outer layer of skin grows to form fingerprints. If the baby is a girl at this stage is to form eggs in the ovaries. Permanent tooth buds appear.
20th week of pregnancy
Rapidly growing uterus presses the navel becomes prominent. You will go Orgenele internal, pushed the uterus. Breathing becomes difficult.
All over the child’s body develops a substance called vernix that protects the long period of exposure to amniotic fluid. Little forming their sleep habits. This week weighs 280 grams and is 25 cm in length, from head to toe.
Week 21 of pregnancy
At this stage of pregnancy have swollen legs, especially ankles – a situation called edema. Edema is the result of excess blood and extra fluid circulating in your body during pregnancy. Likely to occur and cramps in the legs.
This week you will know which child sex. At about 360 grams, children practice their motor skills more often: the environment they are in is great in order to move arms and legs.
Week 22 of pregnancy
Perhaps you’ve already got a few extra pounds. Try to mitigate the effect of excess pounds on the spine by wearing shoes without heels.
Baby and eyebrows grow and taste buds. If it is a boy, the testes begin to descend from the abdomen, and if ovaries and uterus to be fully formed.
Week 23 of pregnancy
Your tummy is already visible. Vaginal secretions during pregnancy should be clear, with an odor. In the event of any changes in appearance or odor, see your doctor because it could be a sign of infection.
The baby is about 30 inches from head to heel and weighs about a pound. His body is becoming better proportioned and begins to resemble that of a newborn, but the skin is still wrinkled. For body hair called lanugo baby grows.
24 weeks of pregnancy
The uterus is located approximately 6 cm above the navel. It is recommended that this week to undergo testing for gestational diabetes screening.
The child begins production of white blood cells, needed for fighting disease and infection. Mother can feel the baby hiccup. Baby’s lungs begin to produce surfactant, a substance useful for preventing lung tissue bonding. During this period, the brain and nervous system develop more quickly.
Week 25 of pregnancy
Abdomen grows more and more and you may experience with hemorrhoids, constipation, indigestion and even heartburn. All this can be improved by following medical advice.
Baby’s spine structures begin to form. These include 33 rings, 150 joints and ligaments around 1000. Grow blood vessels in the lungs. The child has a pretty good control on hands and fingers, that can make a fist.
Week 26 of pregnancy
It is increasingly felt the baby’s movements and the constant should be reassuring. From now on you will probably gain about a pound a week. You may feel some pain in the ribs, as the child pushes the top of the uterus. Are still present heartburn and indigestion. Discomfort will show on the sides of the abdomen, as a result of uterine muscle stretch.
Baby’s eyelids will open and he can see the light that penetrates the womb. During the day, it could be surprisingly active. For your child’s hearing is fully developed, you will find that it reacts to certain sounds.
Week 27 of pregnancy
Your uterus expands and stretch marks can occur. Hip mobility change as the pregnancy progresses.
At this stage of pregnancy, the baby’s facial features are almost completely defined. Child’s brain development is rapid and continuous, and the skin becomes thick and fleshy, wrinkled but still remains (due to extended period the child is in the amniotic fluid).
Week 28 of pregnancy
Uterus rises above the navel long enough. With parental possible to have more and more muscle cramps and you ankles and feet swell slightly, to have trouble breathing and sleep, discomfort in the lower abdomen and even Braxton Hicks contractions (false contractions are practically including strengthening and relaxation of the uterus as a rehearsal for labor).
You will urinate more frequently becoming, as the uterus continues to pressure bladder and desire to go to the toilet can be quite stringent.
Baby grow eyelashes and eyebrows and the skin accumulate increasingly more body fat. Or muscle tone will improve. From head to feet baby can reach about 30-40 cm long.
Week 29 of pregnancy
Have you gained about 8-10 pounds. Even if the baby grows further, you should know the symptoms of preterm labor cramps or pain in the lower back, underwear presence of amniotic fluid, watery pink or brown vaginal discharge consists of a thick mucus plug gelations.
During this time the baby’s eyes were, in most cases, the color blue and can be distinguished by the strong artificial light. For all grow, baby will be increasingly difficult to move and stretch to the uterus.
Week 30 of pregnancy
The uterus has risen by about 10 cm above the navel and the child will press your ribs, increasing feeling of discomfort in the pelvis and abdomen.
Your child will have a little over 40 cm from head to toe and weigh around 1.4 kg.
The hair on the head is indeseste. The head and body are exactly proportioned like a newborn. Hands are fully formed and fingernails are growing.
Week 31 of pregnancy
The uterus occupies a large part of the abdomen. Will be increasingly difficult to sleep and move. Time of birth is not far away.
Under baby’s skin has accumulated sufficient fat deposits that can adjust to body temperature. If the baby is a boy, his testicles begin to descend on the body.
Week 32 of pregnancy
Your body produces a hormone called relaxin, which causes the body to prepare for birth through relaxation of pelvic ligaments. This is necessary for the baby to be able to pass through the birth canal without unnecessary obstacles to meet. Relaxin is responsible for the relaxation of your ligaments and of course rocked.
Week 33 of pregnancy
Edema are common, as sudden swelling of the face. If there are abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting along with swelling, see your doctor. These are specific manifestations of preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy. If your doctor suspects this condition, your blood pressure and will want to know which is the amount of protein in the urine.
Your diet should contain mostly proteins important for cell growth and development of the child in this stage.
The child will stay in the womb with knees bent, chin resting on his chest and arms and legs crossed.
Week 34 of pregnancy
Your uterus hardens as a result of Braxton Hicks contractions. Expanded pelvis and low back pain may occur. Uterus pushes the ribs and abdomen prominent navel is stretched.
Your baby weighs about 2200 grams and is approximately 33 inches long. Although not fully formed, its liver is able to process a certain amount of toxins. The child will have their eyes open, and his nails have already grown.
Week 35 of pregnancy
This week the doctor will test for group B streptococcus doctor visits are becoming more frequent. This is when you should make maternity bag. It is advisable to do Kegel exercises (if you have not done so far).
Lungs and kidneys are fully developed baby. Little will have less and less place in the uterus and its movements will feel stuffy as before.
Week 36 of pregnancy
Alternate those moments of fatigue you are full of energy. Breathing with difficulty, because the uterus presses on the chest. Will move with difficulty and felt bad effect of suddenly gained weight. Likely to experience hip pain as a result of the action of relaxin and weight changes.
Child’s gastrointestinal system is mature and ready for digestion. Shed little fluffy hair and waxy substance that protected them skin in the last few months. Amount of amniotic fluid decreases. The child may already engage in breech, position specific delivery.
Week 37 of pregnancy
Uterus retains approximately the same size he had in recent weeks. Deep uterine contractions. Often they urinate increases. If the baby has dropped into the pelvis, you can breathe more easily. Difficult move. Any birth that occurs from the end of this week will be considered normal birth at term. If the cervix has started to open, the doctor will check its dilation.
Your baby will weigh about 3 pounds and will measure 50 cm in length.
Week 38 of pregnancy
Increase the uterus exerts pressure on the lower part of abodomenului and intensify contractions. Breast forms colostrum rich in nutrients. Your body is ready to feed your baby. Baby milk proteins and antibodies provide him necessary to cover all needs.
Baby’s intestines have accumulated large amounts of meconium. Head and abdominal circumference are nearly identical.
Week 39 of pregnancy
Do you feel uncomfortable. Your uterus filled the pelvis and most of the abdomen, pushing the internal organs. The center of gravity has shifted, so you can feel more difficult than usual.
Child’s brain is the organ that will mature completely until last. Continue to accumulate fat baby, who will be useful to regulate their body temperature after his birth.
Week 40 of pregnancy
If you have not already born, you will definitely born this week. If the child was not born naturally, the doctor will try to cause birth. Only 5% of children will be born exactly on the date originally predicted. This week will be difficult for you to be able to rest.
Boys tend to weigh slightly more than girls. Even if lanugo will fall in some parts of the body can be present at birth on the child’s shoulders, on his ears and even some skin folds formed. Baby presses on the cervix partially open and ready for delivery. You can be born naturally or by caesarean section. It will not take too long before your baby will enjoy.