Pregnancy is a beautiful event in a woman's life. But at the same time, it's a mystery because you never really know what's going on inside a woman's stomach. To give you an idea, here's a guide to the weekly events taking place.
As I look back on my pregnancy, I have noticed that each week, although I felt different, there were also different changes within me each time. If you are one of the many mothers-to-be, read this articlepregnancy week by weekso you know what to expect and don't worry about what's going on.
- Week 1: You're not pregnant yet. The clock will start running on the first day of the last period.
- Week 2: Ovulation occurs, which is your best chance of getting pregnant.
- Week 3: You may be pregnant but you won't show any symptoms.
- Week 4: The pregnancy test will be positive if you are pregnant. Hormones rise slowly, including hCG.
- Week 5: The embryo is only the size of a grain of sand and some organs begin to develop. The fetus is the unborn child inside the womb.
- Week 6 – You finally realize you are pregnant and concerns about miscarriage arise. This is also when anxiety and depression can hit you because of your negative thoughts.
- Week 7: The fetus doubles in size but is still less than half an inch long. As pregnancy hormones rise, morning sickness may worsen.
- Week 8: Hear the baby's heartbeat via ultrasound.
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The baby's facial features become more pronounced. The nose and eyelids are visible and more developed and their body begins to straighten from its previous curled position. The genitals also begin to develop but are not yet visible.
- Week 9: You may lose small amounts of urine. You will experience more mood swings and heartburn.
- Week 10: Your inch-long baby is now called a fetus. You're almost through the first trimester. It won't show up yet at this point, but you may want to share the news with your spouse or a healthcare professional.
- Week 11: The odd cravings start and you'll gain some weight.
- Week 12: Your uterus begins to expand outside the protective pelvic bones and continues to grow. You'll also notice skin changes, such as darkening of your nipples and the appearance of the "mask of pregnancy" or chloasma.
- Week 13 – You continue to gain weight as you eat enough food for two. The breast will feel lumpy. This is normal as the milk starts to fill them up.
- Week 14: Renewed energy (even morning sickness) can make you think you can run a marathon.
- Week 15 – This is when your “window of opportunity” begins.
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At this time, the baby would weigh just over 50 grams and has grown to about 12 centimeters. The ears become externally visible and the eyes move to their almost normal position towards the nose. Your bones can also be seen if you've had an X-ray. Through the ultrasound, the baby can sometimes be caught sucking his thumb.
- Week 16: The baby starts to move as the amniotic fluid in the placenta increases. This is the "pregnancy glow" stage.
- Week 17: Vivid and strange dreams can mark your sleep.
- Week 18: You will have frequent visits to the bathroom because you will urinate more and more.
- Week 19 – Feeling better.
- Week 20 – Your uterus has reached your belly button! The urge to nest flares up. You're halfway there!
- Week 21: If you're 35 or older, you're at risk for chronic high blood pressure. We would advise you to see your OB more if you fall into this category (like me).
- Week 22: You may experience hemorrhoids and constipation. You will need to learn some relaxation techniques.
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You are approaching the third trimester, which most women report as the most comfortable period of pregnancy. Enrolling in childbirth education classes can be very helpful for you. As for your baby, it looks almost normal, with all parts slowly growing in the right places.
- Week 23: You can start walking a directional distance as the baby continues to grow.
- Week 24: You are at increased risk of gestational diabetes. Watch what you eat.
- Week 25 – You may have leg cramps and heartburn.
- Week 26: Your fetus sleeps for longer periods. If you watch your food and drink intake, you should have gained a total of 22 kg at most.
- Week 27 – You are probably gaining about 1kg per week.
- Week 28 – Welcome to the third trimester!
- Week 29: The lump in your belly may prevent you from certain activities. You will need more rest and more nutrients for you and your baby.
- Week 30: You'll be out of breath most of the time as your growing uterus fills your diaphragm.
- Week 31: You notice a gradual decrease in your baby's kicks and punches, and the space in your uterus narrows.
- Week 32 – Pregnancy may start to lose some of its luster.
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This stage will be exhausting, but don't forget that you are a few months closer to meeting your newborn. Your shortness of breath becomes more frequent and your blood volume increases to about 50%. You should see your doctor every two weeks.
- Week 33: Don't get too married to the delivery of your dreams. Sometimes there is leakage of amniotic fluid, but don't worry as this is not unusual during the 33rd week.
- Week 34: You may be going crazy with baby's needs. Keep it in perspective.
- Week 35: There is a possibility that the body has this group B strep. Be extra careful. You may also want to start counting your baby's kicks.
- Week 36: The baby may drop lower in the pelvis in preparation for labor. Due to the increase in Braxton Hicks contractions, you may think you are in labor, but you will soon realize that this is a false alarm.
- Week 37: Your breasts may be leaking colostrum, your baby's first food.
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Effacement and dilation of your cervix occurs at this stage as you prepare for labor. You will have gained about 35 kg. the 37heweek, the baby should now be head down, so if it isn't, see your doctor or healthcare provider about it.
- Week 38: Your pregnancy is now considered full and the lanugo, the hair that covers your baby's body, will begin to disappear.
- Week 39: Take early leave when needed.
- Week 40 – Date of delivery or continued monitoring by your obstetrician.
Congratulations are on the way!
Get ready to welcome your baby this week. Your baby's bones are now strong, but the head is softer with its springs to make it easier to pass through the birth canal. As for you, the mother-to-be, you should already have mastered the breathing and relaxation techniques for a smoother delivery of your baby.
You and your partner should be smiling and full of excitement right now. Enjoy every moment when the baby comes. Take lots of pictures because they grow very quickly. Good luck as parents.
Pregnancy FAQs week by week
Which quarter is the most critical?
The most critical trimester is the first. This is when most of the internal organs of the fetus begin to develop.
How do you calculate how many weeks pregnant you are?
To figure out how far along you are in your pregnancy, start counting the weeks since your last period. This way you will know when it expires.
How to tell if a girl is pregnant in the first week?
Swollen breasts, fatigue and nausea are some of the signs of the first week of pregnancy. The girl may also experience food aversions, headaches and mood swings.
Can I jump while pregnant?
Jumping is generally not recommended for pregnant women at any time during pregnancy. The caveat is that professionals may be allowed to do this if your doctor gives them permission.
Are stairs bad for pregnancy?
Although pregnancy changes the mother's physical limits week by week, climbing the stairs is not bad at all. However, be extra careful when using it, especially when its expiration date is approaching.
How soon will a pregnancy test be positive?
A pregnancy test can come back positive after missing your period for a day. It shows that you may already be two weeks pregnant.
What is eight weeks pregnant like?
Babies at eight weeks begin to have facial features. Their hearts were also beating faster.
What can you expect when you are five weeks pregnant?
At five weeks pregnant, expectant mothers experience morning sickness, food cravings, breast changes and frequent urination. Some also deal with vaginal bleeding, for which you can consult your doctor.
Is white discharge a sign of pregnancy?
Yes, white vaginal discharge can be a sign of pregnancy. The further the pregnancy progresses from week to week, the more flow can arrive.
How does your stomach feel when you are pregnant in the first month?
Your stomach may feel full in the first month of pregnancy. The hormone progesterone causes this.
Can a pregnant woman travel in the first trimester?
Yes, a pregnant woman can travel during the first trimester. But make sure there are no serious medical complications that could worsen the trip.
How can I sleep during my pregnancy?
You can sleep on your side during pregnancy. This is the best position to be able to breathe properly while sleeping, especially if you turn to the left.
What are some of the bad signs during pregnancy?
For pregnancy every week, you need to watch out for excessive bleeding, severe nausea and a reduced level of fetal activity. These are some of the bad signs during pregnancy.
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Last updated on January 12, 2023 by Rejie Salazar
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