Development during pregnancy

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Development in pregnancy

This explains the mother and babies development during each trimester of pregnancy.

Mother – First Trimester

During the first trimester a woman’s body goes through many changes. Hormonal changes that happen in this time will affect most of a woman’s body. These changes can cause symptoms even in the very early stages of pregnancy.  Some of the most common symptoms are below.

  • Extreme tiredness

  • Tender, swollen breasts.
  • Upset stomach with or without throwing up (morning sickness)
  • Cravings or dislike for certain foods
  • Mood swings
  • Need to pass urine more often
  • Headache&heartburn
  • Weight gain or loss

As your body changes, you might need to make changes to your lifestyle, such as going to bed earlier or eating regular, small meals. Most of these symptoms will go away as your pregnancy progresses.

Baby – First Trimester

  • Fetus has a regular heart beat rhythm.

  • The baby is around 3 inches long.

  • The nerves and muscles are starting to work together the baby can make fist.

  • The external sex organs are now showing on some scans so you may be able to see the gender.

  • Eyelids are closed until 28th week to protect developing eyes.

  •  Fetus weighs almost 1oz.





Mother – second trimester

The second trimester is usually the most comfortable period of time for the majority of pregnant women. Many of the early pregnancy symptoms


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