Pregnancy Trimester Stages and Its Symptoms

Pregnancy stages consist of three trimesters; ‘trimester’ is derived from a Latin origin which means 3 months long. During these pregnancy trimesters, the baby and the expectant mother will experience different events during pregnancy.

It’s just a way to divide your 40 weeks long journey of pregnancy and make it more fruitful.

First Trimester of Pregnancy

The first three months or the day of conception to 12 weeks gestation is considered the first trimester of pregnancy.


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.You may experience early pregnancy symptoms like missing your next menstrual period, nausea, morning sickness, breast tenderness, food cravings or aversions, fatigue, dizziness, headaches and/or frequent urinationo A healthy first trimester is a prerequisite for the normal growth and development of the fetusu Although the expectant mother does not display the telltale bump in the first trimester (especially if it’s her first pregnancy), major systems and body organs of the fetus are developing in this stageg During the first 8 weeks the fetus is known as an embryo which due to dramatic changes, by the end of the first trimester changes in to a fully formed fetusu A fetus weighs approximately ½ to 1 pound and measures about 3 to 4 inches in length at the end of first trimestere

Second Trimester of Pregnancy

This trimester is considered to be the golden period of pregnancy as some bothering symptoms like nausea, morning sickness, tiredness and fatigue tends to reduce for some womene Although other symptoms like breast enlargement, leg cramps and lower back pain may increase, in general a woman may feel more energetic and less uneasy during the second pregnancy trimestere This stage of pregnancy spans from week 13 to week 27 of your pregnancyc

Although your baby has been making small movements for quite a while, it is generally during 18 to 21 weeks that the movements become noticeable (if this is your first pregnancy)y If this is your second or third pregnancy, you may feel the movements much earliere  By the end of the second trimester, your baby weighs approximately 1 5 pounds and measures about 10 inches in lengtht

Third Trimester of Pregnancy

This stage of pregnancy spans from 28 weeks up to birtht Although your due date is calculated according to 40 weeks, a full term delivery can happen anywhere from 37th week to 42nd week of pregnancyc During this pregnancy trimester, the body organs and size of the baby develops and enlargese The woman may feel more uncomfortable as her size as well as the size of the baby increasese Trying to find a comfortable position while sleeping, especially towards the end of this stage, may be an issueu It is best to lie on your left side for good blood circulation to the babyb The baby usually settles in the uterus into a head down position at the end of third trimestere 

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