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What to Expect Each Trimester of Pregnancy

What to Expect EACH TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY IST TRIMESTER: WEEKS I-13 YOU Your hormones change rapidly after conception Your heart rate increases as your body brings blood and oxygen to the fetus You may experience fatigue, morning sickness, headaches, and other discomforts YOUR FETUS An ultrasound may detect a heartbeat by week 6 All organs will develop by the end of the 1st trimester The fetus will be about 3 inches long and 1 ounce by week 13 2ND TRIMESTER: WEEKS 14-26 YOU Many uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms should go away by now You'll start to look pregnant as your uterus grows with the fetus You may experience leg cramps or heartburn in this trimester YOUR FETUS Nails, eyebrows, and eyelashes start to grow in The heartbeat is detectable by a stethoscope around week 18 The fetus will be about 14 inches long and 2.25 pounds by week 26 3RD TRIMESTER: WEEKS 27-BIRTH YOU You'll see your doctor more often to make sure everything is going smoothly The doctor will check your blood pressure, uterus length, fetal position, and more Consider taking a childbirth class so you are ready for labor and delivery YOUR FETUS Eyelids open again, the first time since the end of the 1st trimester The fetus shifts into a head-down position, and gains weight rapidly A fetus is considered full term at 38 weeks The lungs continue to grow right up until delivery By delivery, the fetus may be 19-21 inches long and weigh 6.75-10 pounds PROVIDED BY: RIVERSIDE Community Hospital BLOG.RIVERSIDECOMMUNITYHOSPITAL.COM SOURCES: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/ pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/pregnancy/art-20047208?pg-2 http://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/calendar http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/first-trimester-of-pregnancy http://americanpregnancy.org/while-pregnant/first-trimester/ http://americanpregnancy.org/while-pregnant/second-trimester/ http://americanpregnancy.org/while-pregnant/third-trimester/

What to Expect Each Trimester of Pregnancy

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By the time you finish your first trimester, all of your baby’s organs will have begun to develop! Take a look at this infographic for a timeline that shows what you can expect throughout the process.

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