to Expect in the First Trimester
You are on your way to becoming a mother or father.
Here we take you through your first trimester, how you
and your baby will develop. Remember you must start
taking things easy now and get plenty of rest.
For the first 6 weeks, the baby is called an embryo.
The heart,o lungs, and brain are beginning to develop
and the tiny heart will beat by the 25th day. The embryo
is enclosed in a sac of fluid to protect it from bumps
and pressure. The baby will grow in this sac until birth.
this time you may not notice a weight gain, but your
breasts may be larger and may feel tender. You may also
have some "morning sickness" or nausea.
your doctor is very important during these early stages.
Your doctor will perform several tests to check the
health of both you and your baby. She will also be able
to answer questions about any concerns or fears you
might have, and she will tell you what you can do to
make your pregnancy as easy as possible.
During this month the embryo becomes a fetus. It has
arms with tiny hands and fingers. Legs, the beginnings
of knees, ankles, and toes are all starting to form.
Organs such as the stomach and liver a simple brain,
spine and central nervous system have also begun to
develop. Pits have formed which will become the baby's
eyes and ears. You may tire more easily and need to
urinate more frequently. You may also, still be experiencing
is very important to eat the right foods, because you
and your baby are changing and growing every day and
you both need proper nourishment. Go to our healthy
eating while pregnant page.
Your third month:
By the end of this trimester, your baby will weigh approximately
1 ounce, and be about 3 inches in length and signs of
the baby's sex are beginning to appear. Finger and toe
nails are developing. The facial features are becoming
well defined, with an obvious chin, nose, and forehead.
Eyes are fully formed and eyelids are developing. The
baby is now starting to move the hands, legs, and head.
At this point you will not feel the baby`s movement.
You may have gained about 3 to 4 pounds.
few symptoms you may experience during the first trimester: