Know Everything About The Trimesters Of Pregnancy
In spite of being one of the most beautiful moments in a woman’s life, pregnancy can be stressful. A woman needs to be well informed about the do’s and don’ts of pregnancy. If you are pregnant, or plan to be pregnant in the near future, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the various stages of pregnancy.
Experts around the world usually break up the stages of pregnancy into blocks of about 3 months each. These blocks are commonly known as trimesters, leading to labor after 9 months.
As the name suggests, the First Trimester is the first 3 months out of the 9 months of pregnancy. It is usually the 3rd or 4th week when your partner’s sperm will fertilize your egg. After this, in the 4th week, your egg will reach the uterus to receive nutrients and oxygen. If you did not know already, this process is known as implantation. Week 5 marks the beginning of the formation of your embryo’s spinal cord, brain and heart followed by the eyes, nervous system and connective tissues. Weeks 6 to 8 are important stages of pregnancy as they bring more development to the embryo like genitals and toes.
Tips for women during the First Trimester: Okay, so we gave you a lot of medical terms and medical jargon. But here are some tips for you to watch out for in this stage of pregnancy.
- You may start feeling ‘morning sickness’ by week 5.
- Other possible symptoms may include frequent urination and constipation.
- The first 12 weeks of pregnancy are also marked by a darkening of the nipples due to increased hormonal activity.
Moving on to the next stage of pregnancy, the second trimester marks the beginning of the movement of the fetus inside your body. It is during this period that the genitals of your unborn baby get developed.
Tips for women during the Second Trimester: The second trimester is one of the most active stages of pregnancy. Here is what you should keep in mind.
- You may see a rapid increase in weight levels.
- Morning sickness may disappear and you will feel more balanced – hormonally and emotionally.
- You may feel the baby moving, which is a very exciting thing for most women.
- Most women start noticing a rapid increase in the size of their abdomen during this stage of pregnancy.