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Pregnancy Guide

Week 1

Address

When your ovarian follicles gets matured, then one of the follicles will release the egg which will travel down the fallopian tube in search of the right sperm. The lining of your uterus would be thickening in nature , thus paving the way for the arrival of a fertilized egg.

Pregnancy symptoms

1st week : None. Period commenced date ought to be noted duly. All further events will be based on this date only.

Week 2

  1. There should be an upsurge in your basal body temperature.
  2. Clear cervical mucus with egg-white consistency. In the last week, your mucus would get thinner by sporting a little cloudy look. In this week, it would be extra-thin, extra stretchy, and clear(or whitish).
  3. Possible lower - abnormal achiness : One in four women might feel a twinge or series of cramps in the lower abdominal area, which would be booming up from an ovary releasing an egg.

Week 3

Your Baby

This is the moment, where everyone would be longing for eagerly. You have conceived and your soon-to-be-baby would kick-start on its miraculous transformation from a single cell to a baby boy or girl.

Your Body

Your body would begin to produce progesterone and estrogen; the pregnancy hormones would be responsible for a host of bodily changes. For the next couple of weeks, one should get a feeling like ‘nothing is happening from the outside world.

Pregnency Symptoms

Early pregnancy symptoms are PMS symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating and mood swings. But, it would be pretty exaggerated on a long term basis.

Week 4

Your Baby

It wouldn’t be bigger than a poppy seed. The ball of cells would be transforming into your baby, which has completed its journey from your fallopian tube to your uterus.

Your Body

The tiny ball of cells (i.e.: baby) would begin to undergo its magical transformation into a multilayered embryo.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Implantation bleeding (possibly): If you were spotting this week (around the time you would have had your period), then it is an indication that the embryo has implanted itself into the uterine wall.

Only a small chunk of women experience this implantation bleeding, hence with this symptom, one shouldn’t arrive into a conclusion that you are not pregnant.

Pregnancy Tip

Due Date : Your estimated due date would be 40 weeks from the first day of your last period.

Week 5

Your Baby

It would be resembling like a tiny tadpole (with a tiny tail), which would be about the size of an orange seed.

Your Body

All the early pregnancy signs like missed period, nausea, tender breasts, and fatigue will start. Hence, your urine pregnancy test will now show a positive result!

Pregnency Symptoms

Frequent urination : Skip diuretics like caffeine. Fatigue : Get plenty of rest by eating the right food. Breast Tenderness & changes : Invest in a good bra( and wear it to bed, if you have an uncomfortable sleeping pattern). Nausea : Don't skip meals, stick to foods which appeals to you, and try to follow a healthy diet. Eating dry toast before getting out of bed would help you immensely. Excessive saliva : Chewing sugarless gum might help your mouth to stay a little dryer. Food cravings and aversions : Indulge in chocolate cravings with a mini bar by finding healthy substitutes for the foods, you can't withstand (like drinking a fresh fruit juice in lieu of eating salads).

Pregnency Symptoms

Early pregnancy symptoms are PMS symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating and mood swings. But, it would be pretty exaggerated on a long term basis.

Week 6

Your Baby

The jaw, cheeks, chin, eyes, ears, and nose would begin to form. So are the kidneys, liver and lungs. The heart would be beating around 80 times a minute. But your baby is still no longer bigger than a nail head ( a quarter of an inch ) from crown to rump!

Your Body

The pregnancy hormone HCG would increase your blood flow to your pelvic area. Your kidneys are becoming more efficient at ridding waste. Your uterus would begin to push down on your bladder, causing and frequency of urination.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Frequent urination. Fatigue. Breast tenderness & changes. Nausea & vomiting. Heartburn & indigestion. Bloating. Increased sense of smell.

Pregnancy Tips

Tests : Get a pelvic exam , pap smear, blood type tests, Rh factor, thyroid state, blood sugar levels and iron-deficiency tests. Also get tested for sexually transmitted diseases, immunity to German Measles(rubella), genetic diseases, glucose, protein, red and white blood cells, and bacteria in your urine.

Week 7

Your Baby

Your baby would be around 10,000 times bigger. A new brain cells would be generated at the rate of 100 per minute. The mouth and tongue would form; arms and legs would sprout and the kidneys would be getting ready to do their job.

Your Body

By now, some expecting moms would be noticing the enlargement of breasts. This is caused by pregnancy hormones. Blood flow would be increased and a buildup of fat-your body's preparation to facilitate breast feeding.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Frequent urination. Fatigue. Breast tenderness & changes. Nausea & vomiting. Heartburn & indigestion. Excessive saliva.
Food cravings & aversions. Constipation.

Pregnancy Tips

Diet : Do you have food aversions even with your favourite foods?If that’s the case, then find substitutes by catering to your whims. If you can’t bear the sign and smell of eggs, then think dates and resin for proteins. Think dates and resin for protein if you can't stand the sight and smell of eggs.

Week 8

Your baby

Your clothes would be little tight around the tummy, thus making you to wear a bigger bra. You may also experience a heartburn. Eating little amount of food would always helps.

Your Body

Your clothes might be little tight around the tummy and you might need a bigger bra. you may also be feeling perpetually queasy and experiencing heartburn. Eating little amounts often helps.

Pregnancy symptoms

Fatigue. Nausea & vomiting. Food cravings & aversions. Flatulence. Bloating. Constipation. Increased sense of smell. Increased vaginal discharge. Occasional headaches. Occasional faintness & dizziness.

Pregnancy Tips

Eat fruits : Fruits contain essential vitamins and other nutrients, which would be extremely useful for you and your baby. Right fruits with vegetable would shun pregnancy aversions by overcoming nausea feeling. They contain essential vitamins and other nutrients good for you and your baby. the right fruit can stand in for just about any vegetable you are shunning when pregnancy aversions and nausea overcome you.

Week 9

Your Baby

Your baby would have grown about an inch since last week. Tiny muscles would begin to form and it would be gearing up to move its arms and legs. It is still too soon to feel anything in your belly yet though.

Your Body

Tiredness might creep in. That's because your body is working overtime as it develops the placenta, Your baby's lifeline. Your metabolism and hormone levels would also surge by triggering a down-level in blood sugar and blood pressure.

Pregnency Symptoms

Frequent urination. Fatigue. Breast Tenderness & changes. Nausea & Vomiting. Heartburn & indigestion. Excessive saliva. Bloating. Constipation. Flatulence.

Pregnancy Tips

The best way to fight nausea is to say good bye to big meals. One should eat nutrient packed mini-meals and snacks through out the day to keep your tummy little bit filled, this would keep nausea at bay. Other way is to, focus in choosing a healthy option, whenever your stomach doesn’t protest. Focus on choosing a healthy option whenever your stomach doesn't protest the whole grain crackers & cheese and some ginger.

Week 10

Your Baby

Small indentations on the legs, knees, ankles and tiny arms; even on the elbows which bend. Minute buds of baby teeth under the gums would be forming now. The stomach and kidneys would produce digestive juices and urine; if it's a boy, then his tests would make testosterone!

Your Body

Pregnancy hormones make bowel muscles sluggish and you WILL get constipated.
Whole grains and veggies would help by in taking lots of water and exercising regularly. Headaches and newly visible veins would also crop-up as your body's blood supply ramps up. Which would increase by 20-40% over the course of your pregnancy!

Pregnancy Symptoms

Fatigue. Nausea & vomiting. Food cravings & aversions. Heartburn & indigestion. Flatulence. Increased vaginal discharge. Occasional headaches. Occasional faintness & dizziness. Visible veins on the body. Lower abdominal achiness.

Pregnancy Tips

Constipation : It is very common first trimester problem. So steel clear of foods, which would be tough to digest (refines breads, cereals, pasta, rice...).
Fixate on fiber - whole grains, fresh fruit, dried fruit, raw or lightly cooked vegetables, and nuts & seeds. Drink plenty of fluids, particularly water, fruits & vegetable juices.

Week 11

Your Baby

The baby would be two inches long now. With this, the baby would be growing hair follicles, fingernails and ovaries (if a girl), hands and feet in front of the body. Ears would be in their final shape with an open nasal passages, tongue and palate and visible nipples. Individual fingers and toes would also be encompassed.

Your Body

Hungry? It's an indication that your morning sickness is easing and your appetite is gearing up to help you nourish your body and baby ! But don't go overboard. Gain efficiently by choosing the most nutritious foods. Keep off notorious gas producers such as beans, fried foods, soda and sweets.

Pregnency Symptoms

Frequent Urination. Fatigue. Breast tenderness & changes. Nausea & Vomiting. Excessive Salivation. Food Craving & aversions. Bloating. Occasional dizziness.

Pregnency Tips

Pregnancy fatigue: This is normal, because your body is not the only thing in production - so as the placenta. Your energy should pick up the momentum, once the placenta is up and running; with this your system should adjust to the hormonal changes of pregnancy. In the meantime, keep your blood sugar level up with frequent snacks of complex carbs and protein. Engage yourself in a little exercise by listening to your body. When break arises, take one.

Week 12

Your Baby

Small indentations on the legs for knees and ankles, even elbows that bend, minute buds of baby teeth under the gums would be forming now. The stomach and kidneys would produce digestive juices and urine, and if it's a boy, then his testes would make testosterone!

Your Body

Pregnancy hormones would make bowel movement sluggish and you get constipated. Whole grains and veggies would help when you drink lots of water with a constant exercise. Headaches and newly visible veins would debut as your body's blood supply ramps up, which would be increasing by 20-40% over the course of your pregnancy!

Pregnancy Symptoms

Fatigue. Nausea & vomiting. Food cravings & aversions. Heartburn & indigestion. Flatulence. Increased vaginal discharge. Occasional headaches. Occasional faintness & dizziness. Visible veins on the body. Lower abdominal achiness.

Pregnancy Tips

Hormones would hit every woman differently. Just stay emotionally connected with your partner, and make your partner to instil a feeling trimester would get it back in the second.

Week 13

Your Baby

The size of the head would be the half of its entire length. Tiny bones would begin to form in the arms and legs. Intestines would begin to move from the umbilical cord to the abdomen, and the vocal cords would be under construction. Because arms and legs can now be moved. In a jerky fashion, the thumb might be in the mouth!

Your Body

when it comes to sex during pregnancy ,anything goes in abrupt manner. You may feel hotter than ever while your husband is feeling anything but. Or, he may be entranced by your ripening breasts and belly, but his hands are just about the last things you want to feel on your body right now. This is all normal and it's likely to change when you get closer to delivery.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Decreasing fatigue. Breast tenderness & changes. Food cravings and aversions. Heartburn Or indigestion. Constipation. Occasional faintness & dizziness. Visible veins on the body.

Pregnancy Tips

Belly bulge : Your belly's already bursting at the seams. Could it be twins? May be...if you are 35+, or it could just be that your due date's off Or that you are simply swollen with gas. it's also possible that you are going overboard with your diet.

Week 14

Your Baby

Now the jerkiness would have gone and there would be a fluidity in movements. Other developments would include a roof for the mouth as well as the intestinal activity for meconium production. At this juncture, you should don a downy coating of hair and baby fat to keep it warm.

Your Body

Your breasts wouldn’t be quite as tender unlike last trimester; Your energy level would be making a comeback. Less morning sickness and fewer trips to the potty to pee. You might be feeling pregnancy aches on the lower sides of your abdomen as the muscles and ligaments that support your growing uterus to stretch.

Pregnency Symptoms

Decreasing need to urinate frequently. Decreasing fatigue. Continued breast growth but decreasing tenderness. Decrease in nausea & vomiting. Increasing appetite. Varicose veins. Possible nasal congestion.

Pregnency Tips

Less immunity : You are more susceptible to colds, flu, and other bugs when you are expecting because nature suppresses your immune system to keep the fetus from being rejected. Keep safe by washing your hands often by not sharing drinks or food. Try to avoid sick people. If you think you have caught something, then check with your doctor. She will treat when you deserve any special attention.

Week 15

Your Baby

Your baby's ears would have migrated to the sides of the head, and the eyes would be moving to the front of the face. It can now wiggle its fingers and toes by making breathing movements in preparation for life outside the womb.

Your Body

Pregnancy hormones cause inflammation of the teeth and gums by making them more susceptible to plaque, bacteria and also it would be prone to addition bleeding. You might have to cop with a chronic stuffy nose or even nosebleeds brought on by progesterone surging through your system.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Heartburn or indigestion. Flatulence. Bloating. Occasional headaches. Occasional faintness & dizziness. varicose veins. Lower abdominal achiness.

Pregnancy Tips

Weight gain : Starting from the second trimester, your baby would getting bigger and bigger, and so are you. Aim for a weekly weight gain of not more than half a kilos; netting about two kilos a month in all, which would be ear smart.

Week 16

Your Baby

Your baby would be around four to five inches in length. The ear bones would be now in place, which means it can probably hear your voice. The tiny body muscles, where in your baby can now make a few expressions. The eyes would be finally working by making small side-to-side movements and perceiving light.

Your Body

Embrace your body's new shape. As long as you eat right by minimizing junk foods and also by maximizing nutrient-dense foods by in-taking regular exercise which would make everyone fine in the long run. Remember, every woman would be different by gaining and losing at her own pace. Another part of you that's swelling. Swelling is the membranes in your nose, which would lead to nasal congestion.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Continued breast growth. Constipation. Increased vaginal discharge. Varicose veins. Possible nasal congestion. Backaches. Lower abdominal achiness.

Week 17

Your Baby

Your baby is now about the size of your palm , which would be weighing around five ounces by developing some body fat. The heart would be now regulated by the brain to beat 140-150 times per minute...about twice as fast as yours! what else? sucking and swallowing!

Your Body

You perceive more new developments in your body. There would be a slight vaginal discharge and a greater sensitivity to allergens (both totally normal). You would have the appetite of a truck driver now, by the time that queasy feeling would have probably gone.

Pregnency Symptoms

Increasing appetite. Heartburn or indigestion. Flatulence. Occasional headaches. Occasional faintness or dizziness. Backaches. Stretch marks.

Pregnency Tips

Snoring : It would be common and temporary side effect of pregnancy as even your nose is affected by the pregnancy hormones! Use a humidifier in your bedroom or a nasal strip on your nose to help in clearing the nasal passages. You should sleep on a couple of pillows by keeping your head slightly in an elevated manner.

Week 18

Your Baby

In the 18th week, baby would be around five and a half inches long and five ounces in weight. By this time, your baby would be large enough to sense all the movements like twisting, rolling, kicking and punching in the womb plus.

At the end of 18th week, baby would be developing certain skills like yawning and hiccuping skills; with an uniqueness in the set of toe and finger prints.

Your Body

Your growing uterus would nudge your body's center of gravity to shift to the lower back forward; thus by pushing the abdomen out. In addition to this, the joint-loosening pregnancy hormones would induce enormous pain on your muscles and ligaments; by appending a further big backache.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Fetal movements. Flatulence. Varicose veins. Leg cramping. Bleeding gums. Stretch marks. Moderate swelling in ankles & feet. Significant changes in Skin, hair & nail.

Pregnancy Tips

In this period, heartbreak would remain as a major problem. Undoubtedly, heartbreak would be persisting throughout your pregnancy. One can by pass these days by eating slowly and sitting in straight position for few hours post eating. While doing this action, one has to sit upright with an elevated head.

Week 19

Your Baby

By this time, your baby would be weighing around a half pound six inches long. It would be wrapped in a substance called vernix caseosa, a greasy white layer that protects it from the surrounding amniotic fluid. When delivery approaches, then vernix would be shedding automatically. Although some babies still sports a bit of the coating at birth.

Your Body

During these period, leg cramps remain as the most common sight(muscle fatigue or compressed blood vessels are the likeliest culprits). It would be striking at night, by that time, one would be undergoing tingling and numbers in your fingers and toes. This problem arises because of body's swelling tissues prevailing on the nerves.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Hearty appetite. Constipation. Irregular faintness or dizziness. Probable nasal congestion. Lower abdominal achiness. Back pain. Stretch marks.

Pregnancy Tips

Baby kicks : Have you felt gas bubbles in the morning? Between week 18 and week 22, you could experience the first major kick of your baby. This absolute feeling sensation is solely based on the size (thinner ones feel the movements earlier), muscle tone(laxer the uterine muscles, easier to feel) and the baby's position (when the baby kicks facing in, it's more difficult to perceive the movements).

Week 20

Your baby

In this week, your baby would be definitely getting bigger with plenty of glowing room, which would pave the way for twist and turn (Allows you to feel the robotics).

Your Body

This remain as the middle point for your pregnancy. Undoubtedly, the tiny happiness is on the verge of becoming a reality, when you feel the movements. In this week, your nails would become stronger.

Pregnancy symptoms

Heartburn Or indigestion. Enhanced vaginal discharge. Irregular headaches. Occasional faintness or dizziness. Leg cramps. Tiny swelling in ankles & feet. Protruding navel.

Pregnancy Tips

Meal size : By over-riding with weeks of nausea and food aversions. At one point of time, you might develop a temptation to hit the buffer. But one has to bear in mind that a small meals dietary practice during the queasy months is still an ideal way to feed yourself and your baby. Study indicates that mom who tend to eat at least five or six small meals and snacks in a day would be in a position to carry a term. Studies show that moms who eat at least five or six small meals and snacks a day are.

Week 21

Your Baby

In this week, if you eat a large size of banana, then there exists an ample chance of your baby to acquire the taste of the banana, as it swallows a bit of amniotic fluid each day (for nutrition, hydration, and to practice digesting).

Your Body

Tiredness might creep in. That's because your body is working overtime as it develops the placenta, Your baby's lifeline. Your metabolism and hormone levels would also surge by triggering a down-level in blood sugar and blood pressure. When your body expands, you would be getting some stretch marks; as your body expands in line with the belly and breasts, which would also be growing. These pink , red, purple streaks appear when the supporting tissue under your skin gets torn as skin stretches. Slather cocoa butter would keep your skin from drying out, even if you don’t keep the marks at bay.

Pregnency Symptoms

Fetal movement. Hearty appetite. Flatulence. Varicose veins. Backaches. Bleeding gums. Changes in Skin, Nail and Hair.

Pregnancy Tips

Pregnancy’s reality might start to sink now by inducing some uncertain feelings. This is a common sight amongst every expectant mother. It’s absolutely a common thing. At this juncture, you should share your feelings with your friends and also you should engage in discussing the fear factor with your partner.

Week 22

Your Baby

In this week, if you eat a large size of banana, then there exists an ample chance of your baby to acquire the taste of the banana, as it swallows a bit of amniotic fluid each day (for nutrition, hydration, and to practice digesting).

Your Body

When your body expands, you would be getting some stretch marks; as your body expands in line with the belly and breasts, which would also be growing. These pink , red, purple streaks appear when the supporting tissue under your skin gets torn as skin stretches. Slather cocoa butter would keep your skin from drying out, even if you don’t keep the marks at bay.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Fetal movement. Hearty appetite. Flatulence. Varicose veins. Back pain. Bleeding gums. Skin, Hair & Nail changes.

Pregnancy Tips

Pregnancy’s reality might start to sink now by inducing some uncertain feelings. This is a common sight amongst every expectant mother. It’s absolutely a common thing. At this juncture, you should share your feelings with your friends and also you should engage in discussing the fear factor with your partner.

Week 23

Your Baby

Baby’s skin would be starting to fit the frame when fat deposits makes to fill things out. From this week, pounds will be increasing; it would packed on and by month end. This would also double the weight. Organs and bones would be visible through the skin,, which has a red due to developing veins and arteries beneath. Once fat gets settled, then everything would be less transparent.

Your Body

That dark line which runs downs the in middle of your tummy is the linea nigra. One can notice this, until and until when pregnancy hormones cause hyper pigmentation. Other skin changes might include red palms and soles, bluish blotchy legs, heat rash, and skin tags. One shouldn’t forget the itchy belly.

Pregnency Symptoms

Fetal activity. Hearty appetite. Bloating. Forgetfulness nature. Snoring. Tingling hands (Carpal tunnel). Bleeding gums.

Pregnency Tips

Relaxation techniques : When your growing baby makes you to give quivering bundle of nerves, it would be a fabulous time to acquire some soothing relaxation techniques. Undeniably yoga is a apy de-stressing element. Yoga would always silence our mind. Wrap your eyes in a sitting position by imagining a gorgeous scene. Subsequently work your way our from your toes to your face by casting an attention on every muscle. Kindly engage in slow breathing in a deep manner; only through your nose. Choose simple words like “Yes” or “No”, one ought to recite aloud every time when you exhale. One should engage in doing the tricks for about 10 to 20 minutes.

Week 24

Your Baby

In the 24th week, your baby would be weighing around eight and half inches long; apart from this it would be weighing around one and a half pounds. Certain portion of the weight has been garnered from accumulating baby fat, growing organs, bones and muscle. At this juncture, baby’s ears would be much sharper and can be responsive to low sounds. Apart from this, baby’s face would be sporting eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair.

Your Body

In this time, every pregnant mom’s belly button would be popping up. At some point, her swelling uterus would nudge everything in one Path. At this juncture, mom’s fingers and wrists would have a numbing sensation. Thanks to Carpal Tunnel syndrome.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Constipation. Irregular headaches. Lower abdominal achiness. Backaches. Leg cramping. Visionary changes. Moderate swelling in ankles and feet.

Pregnancy Tips

Red itchy palms: In the first place, it may appear like a relatively normal symptom. One should apprise about this to the doctor, because, this might induce a rare pregnancy complication called cholestasis. One should refrain from activities, which makes your palms much redder. Activities like taking long hot baths ought to be avoided completely.

Week 25

Your Baby

Your baby would be nice inches in length and it would be passing the pound and a half mark. Beneath the skin, capillaries would be formed and it would be filled with blood. By week’s end, air sacs would be developed in the lungs, which would be paving the way for the first breath. In this week baby’s tiny nostrils would be opened; apart from this, vocal chords also might open.

Your Body

Half of the pregnant women experience swollen itchy veins in the rectum due to the pressing down action of uterus, and also because of increased blood flow to the area. Although it’s not a dangerous sign, hemorrhoids can be downright painful. So one should avoid them by eating and also one should evade constipation (which aggravates piles). One should try in doing pelvic-floor ( Kegel ) exercises; one should try to strain in the potty. Undoubtedly, they might disappear after delivery.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Heartburn or indigestion. Snoring. Tingling hands. Varicose veins. Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). Restless Legs Syndrome(RLS). Skin, nail & hair changes.

Pregnancy Tips

Dental health : One should keep your baby safely inside by putting your dental floss where you mouth resides. Research interlinks good dental health and oral hygiene with longer pregnancies and periodontitis, which pose a serious infection for the teeth, which has been linked to the premature birth with an enhanced risk of pre-eclampsia.

Week 26

Your Baby

Your baby would be weighing around 2 pounds and it would be having a measurement of 9+ inches. Eyes which develops under fused eyelids would start to open. If there’s a bright light or loud noise near your bully, then you might notice an enlargement in fetal activity; because now, the brain would be more developed and sophisticated.

Your Body

If a full night rest has become elusive, then it’s being deemed as pregnancy insomnia. Between heartburn & Leg cramps, bathroom runs & the big tummy, your body would be having a trouble in calming down and it would start to off. One should engage in doing a day time exercise; with a day dose of fresh air and limiting fluids before you hit the bed.

Pregnency Symptoms

Bloating. Increased vaginal discharge. Irregular headaches. Forgetfulness. Clumsiness. Lower abdominal achiness. Visionary changes.

Pregnency Tips

Fetal movements : In this time, you would be having a sensation of carrying karate kid inside. Your baby would be practicing movements including pedaling; a sort of pre-walking skill. As the nervous system enlarges, one would be having a coordinated movements. When it’s getting bigger, the movement would be more powerful. In this scenario one should do some stretches and position or one can even push your baby back with your hand.

Week 27

Your Baby

By the end of the 2nd trimester, your baby would be 15 inches and triple (even quadruple) By this time, your baby would be in a position to recognize your voice, so one should feel free to serenade your belly and invest in a good fetal doppler to hear your baby's heartbeats and movements.

Your Body

In this time, 75% of mom experience experience edema(mild swelling of the hands, feet, and ankles) around this time. This is owing to the reason of fluids; fluids build up in your body tissues; thanks to increased blood flow and uterine pressure on the vena cava (the large vein that cycles blood from your lower limbs to your heart).

Pregnancy Symptoms

Flatulence. Occasional faintness or dizziness. Possible nasal congestion. Restless legs Syndrome(RLS). Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction(SPD). Bleeding gums. Skin, hair & nail changes.

Pregnancy Tips

Newest navel : Here the baby would be growing bigger and bigger with your belly button. In case, if you feel discomfort with the outie look, then consider taping it down with a Band-aid. After giving birth, your navel will move inward; although it might be a bid wider and looser than before.

Week 28

Your Baby

Your baby would be around four to five inches in length. The ear bones would be now in place, which means it can probably hear your voice. The tiny body muscles, where in your baby can now make a few expressions. The eyes would be finally working by making small side-to-side movements and perceiving light.

Your Body

When your baby settles into the right position for childbirth; It’s head and weight of your uterus would be sitting on your sciatic nerve which runs through the lower part of your back, buttocks, and legs. This would induce sharp, shooting pain and/or tingling or numbness, starting in your rear end and radiating down the backs of your legs. Don’t worry; this too would pass away elegantly.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Flatulence. Occasional faintness or dizziness. Possible nasal congestion. Restless legs Syndrome(RLS). Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction(SPD). Bleeding gums. Skin, hair & nail changes.

Pregnancy Tips

Children classes : They would be imparting the delivery skills. One should enrol soon; so that everything would be finished before due dare. One should seek lessons on infant care , CPR, and breast feeding. There would be classes for second - timers, who ought to brush up the old delivery concept soon.

Week 29

Your Baby

By weighing nearly 3 pounds and 17 inches now, your baby would be inching closer to the birth stats. Over the next 11 weeks, the weight would be doubled. As it brims up your womb, you would be less likely to feel those kicks and more likely to feel the elbow pokes and knee jabs.

Your Body

Varicose veins would be swollen, but harmless blood vessels would be cropping up on your body for the first time during pregnancy, especially if your mom or grandma possess these problems. In this juncture, you would be having minor achiness and swelling; at times you might sense even the real pain. One ought to be watchful on their weight to avoid heavy lifting for relief.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Constipation. Irregular headaches. Hemorrhoids. Forgetfulness. Itchy abdomen. Skin, nail & hair changes. Difficulty sleeping

Pregnancy Tips

Counting baby's kicks: Once the 28th week has been passed, one should count that twice a day morning and night. Once can do this by lying down (since babies kick often). One should count all the movements. If you haven't touched ten with an hour, one should consume snacks. Blood sugar rush would be boarding the baby on the move again. If your movement is lesser than ten within two hours, then ought to call the doctor.

Week 30

Your Baby

By this time, your baby’s weight would be packed up at the rate of half pound per week for the next weeks. Apart from this, brain also would be growing on a daily basis, which in turn develops grooves and wrinkles. At this juncture, the baby can regulate body temperature, lanugo - the downy hair starts to shed.

Your Body

Heartburn arises when the pregnancy hormones which cause the pelvic muscles to relax with the ring of muscle which separates the esophagus from the stomach. In this period, food and digestive juices from the tummy enter into the chest and throat. The enlarging uterus would be now exerting pressure on the stomach.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Stronger fetal activity. Flatulence. Bloating. Constipation. Irregular faintness or dizziness. Bleeding gums. Stretchable marks. Moderate swelling of ankles & feet. Fatigueness.

Pregnancy Tips

Cord blood banking : Cord blood which remains in the umbilical cord and placenta following birth would contain stem cells, which can be used to treat many diseases. This painless would be performed immediately after the new-born baby sneak into this world. This procedure has been opted by many parents. In case, if one intends to do it, then they can approach the doctor; so that all the necessary preparation work would be ready.

Week 31

Your Baby

With an weight around 3+ Pounds and 18 inches long; your baby would be quickly approaching the birth length by developing an impressive clip at your baby’s brain connections. In this regard, information would be processed with a tracking light sensation, which would be perceiving signals from all the five senses.

Your Body

Your diaphragm might be feeling very cramped these days, as your uterus would be pushed up by crowding your lungs; there by making a difficulty for them to expand fully. In this time you would be having a sensation like “Your body would be sparing on the air”. This sensation would continue until your baby drops near the end of pregnancy in the preparation of birth.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Frequent urination. Irregular headaches. Varicose veins. Possible nasal congestion. Lower abdominal achiness. Backaches. Increasing clumsiness. Forgetfulness. Difficulty in sleeping pattern.

Pregnancy Tips

How would your baby be responsive to sec :

Parental love and orgasm can cast an interesting effect on the babies in the womb. During the sexual intercourse,some babies might remain quiet; while the rest might become risky. But this shouldn’t refrain you from having sex.

Week 32

Your Baby

In this week, your baby would be weighing around 4 pounds at scales and it would be topping out at about 19 inches. When fat gets accumulated beneath your skin, your baby would become less transparent and more opaque.

Your Body

In this week, your body might start preparing for delivery day by practicing contractions. Known as Braxton Hicks, they feel like a tightening sensation that arises at the top of the uterus and then spreads downward, lasting from 15-30 seconds. How do you know these contractions aren't the genuine ones? They would stop when you changes the position.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Flatulence. Bloating. Constipation. Occasional faintness or dizziness. Hemorrhoids. Leg cramps. Itchy abdomen. Enlarged breasts & colostrums.

Pregnancy Tips

Ultrasound photos : Though it is a tried-and-true prenatal tool, you should go for it only as per your doctor’s advice. It would portray an elegant feeling to witness your baby in 3D; these machines would be high powerful than the typical ultrasound machines, which can be harmful to the fetus.

Week 33

Your Baby

In this week, your baby would be weighing around 4 pounds at scales and it would be topping out at about 19 inches. When fat gets accumulated beneath your skin, your baby would become less transparent and more opaque.

Your Body

You would be facing sleep difficulties because of Midnight bathroom runs, leg cramps, heartburn, and a basketball-sized belly. Third-trimester insomnia strikes a huge discomfort amongst all the women; but to evade these things, one ought to take sufficient rest.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Stronger fetal activity. Irregular headaches. Varicose veins. Lower abdominal achiness. Nail changes. Sticking out navel. Breath shortness sensation. Increasing clumsiness. Forgetfulness. Braxton Hicks contraction

Pregnancy Tips

Omega-3 fatty acids: Studies indicate that infants born to mothers whose diets contain plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids(DHA) have an extra edge in terms of early development. Fish would remain as a great source of DHA, which would be critical to brain and vision development. In the last trimester, DHA baby accumulation would occur; which would also help in preventing pre-term labour by guarding against postpartum depression.

Week 34

Your baby

Your baby would be weighing around 5 pounds and it could be as tall as 20 inches by now, and the vernix (the white coating protecting the skin) would be getting thicker. A boy's testicles would start making the way down from the abdomen to the scrotum. By this time, the fingernails would have probably reached the tips fingers by now!

Your Body

Your vision might became less sharper; also there would be a decrease in tear production, which might leave your eyes dry and imitated, especially when you wear contact lenses. Plus, there would be an increase in fluid behind your eyes lenses, which might also change its shape temporarily by making some women nearsighted or farsighted.

Pregnancy symptoms

Flatulence. Constipation. Increased vaginal discharge. Hemorrhoids. Stretch marks. Backaches. Changes in the hair. Leg cramps. Moderate swelling in ankles & feet. Shortness of breath. Difficulty sleeping. Leaking colostrum

Recording memories: In this juncture, every mother would be longing to write hopes and dreams for their babies as letters. One should also recollect the pregnancy reaction moment and jot it down on a paper.

Week 35

Your Baby

In this week, your baby would be weighing around 20 inches. At about 5.5 pounds, it would continue to gain weight including huge amounts of baby fat. Fetal brain development would also gain momentum. But one needn’t worry about this development, as the heads would be always soft enough to make an easy exit through the birth canal.

Your Body

In this juncture, your baby would be heading down for a delivery; there might be a slim chance for the bladder leakage, as it would take a minor time to sneeze or cough or laugh. Now that your baby is head-down in preparation for delivery, chances are your bladder's leaking a little every time you sneeze or cough or laugh! Whatever you do, don't cut back on fluids! To improve your body's holding power, do pelvic-floor exercises, Kegels. They can help strengthen your pelvic muscles- now and postpartum.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Heartburn or indigestion. Occasional headaches. Varicose veins. Hemorrhoids. Bleeding gums. Skin changes. Increasing clumsiness. Forgetfulness. Braxton Hicks contractions.

Week 36

Your Baby

At this time you ought to forget you back ache; instead you ought to focus on your baby; who would be around 6 pounds and 20 inches long; with this soft bones and cartilage would have a safe exit. Most systems(from circulatory to musculoskeletal) would be for prime time, though the digestive system would be locked into gear at the first ankle.

Your Body

Your body would be having an exhaustive feeling; because you are doing the full-term pregnancy waddle; In this the result of the hormone would be triggered in a loosened manner and also the connectivity tissue would be softened. In this manner, your body would be in a position to fish a big baby out of a small space .. Unfortunately, those loose joints would also lead to some pretty serious hip and pelvic pain-but hang in there!

Pregnancy Symptoms

Changes in fetal activity. Heartburn or indigestion. Flatulence. Constipation. More frequent urination. Increased vaginal discharge. Pelvic pressure & discomfort. Forgetfulness nature. Increased swelling of ankles & feet. Difficulty in sleeping pattern. Fatigueness or extra energy.

Week 37

Your Baby

Felicitations! You've fetched a full-term baby, even with three weeks to go. But 6.5 pounds growth rate doesn’t stop here fully. It would be still packing on about half a pound a week. Kicking action wouldn’t be sensed unlike stretching, rolling and wiggling. At present, your little superstar would be in a rehearsal mode on how to inhale and exhale with a thumb sucking action and blinking action.

Your Body

Your body would be going through its own preparations for childbirth, as your doctor would start looking for the signs of labor- the baby's position in relation to your pelvic (engagement) and whether effacement (thinning of the cervix) and dilation (opening of the cervix) have begun. She may also determine whether your cervix has begun to soften and move to the front of the vagina. These processes would transpire gradually (over a period of weeks or even a month or beyond that in some women) or by overnight. There will be sufficient clues about the progress, but it would be bit far, when it comes to identifying actual start of labor.

Pregnency Symptoms

Changes in fetal activity. Heartburn or indigestion. Cervical dilation or effacement. Bloody show. Varicose veins. Pelvic pressure & discomfort. Leg cramps. Stretching marks. Protruding parts. Forgetful nature. Difficulty in sleeping.

Pregnency Tips

Perineum massage: This will help to elongate your perineum (skin between your vagina and rectum), which in turn would shrink the singing, which occurs, when a baby’s head gets crowned during child birth. It may also help you dodge an episiotomy and tearing. Here's how to do it: In this regard, one hands ought to be cleaned and nails ought to be trimmed. In addition to that, thumbs ought to be lubricated and inserted into the vagina.

One should gently Press down (toward your rectum) and slide the thumbs across the bottom and sides of your perineum by gently pulling on the lower part of vagina with the hooked thumbs. Undoubtedly, this would help to stretch the skin in the similar manner like the baby’s head during birth. You can do this daily until D-day or not at all if it would portray an uncomfortable feeling.

Week 38

Your Baby

The little one weighs close to 7 pounds and is 20 inches long. Fetal development is nearly complete including shedding the skin-protecting vernix and lanugo its also producing more surfactant, a substance that prevents the air sacs in the lungs from sticking to one another once breating starts. The fetus continues to add fat and fine-tune the brain and nervous system.

Your Body

Your body is now getting the milk machine up and running, part of the process is producing colostrum, the precursor to breast milk. Colostrum is full of antibodies, has more protein and less fat & milk sugar than the breast milk that arrives later.

Pregnancy Symptoms

More frequent urination. Increased vaginal discharge. Bloody show. Diarrhea. Itchy abdomen. Increased swelling of ankles & feet. Difficulty sleeping. Fatigue or extra energy. Enlarged breasts & colostrum. Braxton Hicks contractions.

Week 39

Your Baby

Your baby weighs 7 to 8 pounds and measures 19-21 inches. The brain is still growing at an astonishing rate a pace that will continue for the first three years of life. The pink skin has now turned whitish. The head may have dropped into your pelvic by now, which makes breathing easier but walking harder for you.

Your Body

The end is in sight, so watch for giveaway signs: Braxton Hicks contractions; rapture of the membranes; loss of the mucous plug, and the bloody show. Labour could be any time now.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Alteration in fetal activity. Heartburn or indigestion. Cervical dilation or effacement. Bloody show. Varicose veins. Pelvic pressure & discomfort. Leg cramping. Stretch marks. Protruding parts. Forgetfulness nature. Difficulty in sleeping pattern.

Pregnancy Tips

Preparing for a caesarean: Some hospitals and birthing centres would be always sensitive to an expectant mother's wish; to remain awake, comfortable, and with the people she loves both during and post delivery. Of late, hospitals are always on the toes to accommodate everyone’s request in a non-emergency situation. So one can seek, what they want.

Week 40

Your Baby

By this time, your baby would be weighing anywhere between 6 to 9 Pounds and it would be measuring between 19 and 22 inches now. The bones in the skull wouldn’t have been blended yet; which would be easier to penetrate through the birth canal. By this time, adequate fat would be deposited under the skin to maintain considerable outside body temperature. There is enough fat under the skin to maintain body temperature outside. Your placenta would still be providing the antibodies, which is needed to ward off infections for the first six months.

Your Body

By this, the majority of the pregnancies would surpass the 40-week mark; by this time your baby’s birthday would materialize within two weeks; as your doctor wouldn’t let you to cross more than 42 weeks.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Frequent Braxton Hicks contractions. Slow down in fetal activity. Heartburn Or indigestion. Cervical dilation or effacement. Diarrhea or nausea. Pelvic pressure & discomfort. Difficulty in sleeping pattern. Fatigueness.

Pregnancy Tips

Size doesn't matter. Many women fear that something so big cannot squeeze through such a little space. It is the size of their mothers and your vagina knows how much to stretch. Doing Kegels faithfully helps. Even your baby knows to mould his still-pliable head to fit through that tight squeeze.

Week 41

Your Baby

By this time, your baby would have opted for a delayed checkout Hence, it would be better to have a constant touch with your doctor by exploring the options without enduring a long wait.

Your Body

The complex process of labour begins with the fetus, whose brain sets off to relay chemical messages, which simulates a chain reaction of hormones in you. You water might get shattered and one might notice the red-tinged mucus(the bloody show) before the commencement of labour. Contractions would start (like an upset tummy or heavy menstrual cramps), then intensity would enlarge. Subsequently everything would be more progressive, frequent and painful. But, it would be more regular.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Fetal activity slowdown. More frequent urination. Bloody show or loss of mucous plug. Cervical dilation or effacement. Diarrhoea or nausea. Pelvic pressure & discomfort. Hemorrhoids. Fatigueness or additional energy

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