This your first trimester. May be feeling anxiety, vomiting, nausea, light-headedness, fainting, dizziness, exhaustion, and mood swings.
You baby is a tiny ball of cells called an embryo.
You will notice your body starting to change, and clothes may become tighter around your midriff.
Your embryo is now called a fetus, meaning ‘little one’, and has grown to about 1.5cm in size.
This is your second trimester. Any nausea and vomiting you were experiencing will begin to decrease and your tummy will start to grow.
Your baby is now 5cm long, and the vital organs are totally formed and functional.
You will begin to notice an increase in the size of your breasts as milk glands start production. You may feel extra weight in your womb as your waistline continues to stretch and expand.
Your baby is about 12cm in length, and will go through a growth spurt in the next month.
Your waistline will continue to expand and you may feel some discomfort. Indigestion, heartburn, itching and constipation may occur more frequently.
Your baby is approximately 16cm. With an ultrasound you will be able to see your baby kicking, and moving in the womb.
By now you will have gained some weight – about 6kg is a typical amount.
You may start to crave particular foods.
Your baby is growing rapidly and will now measure approximately 30cm.
You may have mixed feelings of nervousness as your birth becomes closer.
Your baby weighs just over a kilogram and will measure approximately 37cm long.
He can open his eyes and turn his head in the womb.
At this stage you may feel a little short of breath, as your baby’s size pushes on your diaphragm and lungs.
As your baby prepares for birth, he will move down lower in the womb.
By 37 weeks your baby is considered full term. You may feel increased pressure in your lower abdomen as your baby prepares for birth.
Your baby is now 45cm long and has begun to fill out, which will help regulate the baby’s temperature after birth.
As you and your baby enter the 40th week, you may be quite anxious for childbirth.
This can be a very happy and exciting time, but also a very challenging time for you.
Your baby is now approximately 50cm long, weighs between 2.4 – 3.8kilograms and ready to be born!