Are you ready for the most exciting countdown of your life? Well, get ready because nine months from today, there'll be a new member joining the family! Whether it's your first or tenth child, each pregnancy brings its own set of challenges and surprises. But before you start panicking about what lies ahead, let's take a look at what exactly happens during these nine months.
The First Trimester
Week 1: Ah yes, the starting point. At this stage, there is no baby yet - only an egg that has been fertilized by sperm. This tiny cluster of cells will eventually become your precious little one.
Week 4: By now, implantation has occurred and the embryo begins to grow rapidly. You may experience some early pregnancy symptoms such as nausea (cue toilet hugging), fatigue (say goodbye to those all-nighters), and tender breasts (no boobie grabs please).
Week 8: Congratulations! You've officially entered the second month of pregnancy which means various major organs have begun forming including arms, legs, brain stem (halfway to world domination- we kid!), bones among others.
Week 12: Here comes the end of trimester one where physical changes start showing up i.e., growing belly inside out while outside-in swelling on hands and feet in anticipation for forthcoming placenta issues seems just around corner!
The Second Trimester
The second trimester is typically referred to as 'the honeymoon period'. Morning sickness dissipates (finally reaching normalcy) energy levels begin improving (hooray) and if lucky enough-lots more time spent bonking (wink wink nudge nudge)!
Itchy Belly Alert
Oops.You are midway through but that doesn't mean smooth sailing here-on-out.If women don't moisturize their bellies enough repeatedly, it can lead to dryness & stretch marks. So let's say 'hello' to yet another item in our daily routine!
Week 20: Now for what you've been waiting for... Baby gender reveal time! Congratulations new momma or soon-to-be-daddy are expected a special little giraffe (after all the waiting and excitement!!)
Weight Gain Watchers
New moms gain around 25-30 lbs(that's almost like carrying a bike) during pregnancy.In other news,having family-size meals ought to be guilt-free!(Yay!)
The Third Trimester
The cushion period - not that one needs cushions more than ever but with backaches and shooting swellings down those legs!, Making mama comfortable is goal now.
It is important that all expectant mothers become aware of counting kicks regardless of how subtle they may seem. If a baby isn't doing fine from movements there has been already some signs leading up until now then seek medical help immediately!.
Week 28: You have entered your third trimester (woohoo) Your contractor womb just informed us: Time flies literally at this stage as right about NOW everything turns up on accelerator-movement much easier when there is way less space left.Bye-bye sleep hours...
Week 32: At week thirty-two, depending upon where you're located in globe, doctors might advocate getting shots/treatments such as Tetanus boosters among others so ensure optimal baby protection against possible diseases since their immune system develops only after birth by which point prenatal care becomes limited too due incoming bundle of joy between worlds .
For many expecting moms out there still yet preparing or figuring out what exactly they want absolutely definitely included within bags while heading towards hospital-"birth plan,"proofs-admission,photographers announced-family members/ spouse included,babies' cloth and personal hygiene among few(phew)
Week 36: it's almost go-time. At week thirty-six, preparation for an early arrival is required - Just in case!.You will start experiencing cramps/twinges with 'insatiable'; nest-building tendencies may step in as baby kicks you (ever so often now)!! How to tell the difference between real contractions and false alarm what we like to call as "Braxton Hicks" without driving yourself or partner completely crazy? Find professional advice from amp; use of technology.
So here we are 9 months later(yes, really quick)! In summary the past nine months have covered everything that happened(horrors,blessings and all)-from implantation to growth spurts till contraction planning timetable- on final pregnancy front ahead.. Last but not least: Have Fun Hoping You Don't Grow Old During Labour!