Welcome to PregnancyWeeks.us. Our pregnancy articles will help you know what to expect from each and every week of your pregnancy. This information helps make the experience of pregnancy a bit less stressful as you will understand intimately what is happening with your body and baby each step of the way.

Pregnancy is divided into three trimesters.

First Trimester (weeks 1-12)

For many women, the first trimester of pregancy is the hardest due to one thing, morning sickness. Almost all pregnancy morning sickness takes place in the first three months of pregnancy.

In this phase, baby will grow to about the length of your finger and weigh one ounce. Mom may still be able to conceal the fact that she is pregnant during the first trimester as there is very little weight gain by either her or baby. It is not uncommon for a pregnant woman to lose weight in the first trimester due to morning sickness issues.

The first trimester is also the most dangerous for baby as the risk of miscarriage is at its highest. The risk drops substantially after this period.

Second Trimester (weeks 13-28)

The second trimester of pregnancy is generally the easiest phase in the pregnancy for the woman. It’s a good time to take care of planning measures like decorating baby’s room as well as starting on a pregnancy exercise regimen if you haven’t already.

In the early to middle part of the second trimester, you will begin to feel flutters in your stomach. This is the baby’s movements known as “quickening”. It can be a very exciting time as you realize there is really something growing inside of you!

By the end of the second trimester, Mom will have gained in the neighborhood of 20 pounds. However, most of this weight is fat stores to help your body prepare for what it is going through. At this time, baby only weighs about two pounds.

Enjoy the second trimester of pregnancy. It’s an oasis in between the morning sickness of the first trimester and discomfort of the third trimester.

Third Trimester (weeks 29-40)

The third trimester is no cake walk, as you are ready for baby to arrive and be done burdening the load of your increased body weight which at this phase should be around 25-35 pounds. You will begin to experience Braxton-Hicks contractions sporadically. Labor contractions will be much stronger and closer together in frequency.

In the third trimester, it’s a good idea to make sure you have a bag packed for the hospital as well as all necessary phone numbers and plans in place. You will begin to have more frequent check-ups with your health care provider to ensure all is well between baby and you. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions on your mind during these visits. They have heard it all and are there to help.

Enjoy the last few weeks of pregnancy as baby will be arriving before you know it!

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16 Comments For This Post

  1. Getrude Says:

    i’m in my 19th week and i look so big and i dont eat too much. i even think i’m having twins.

  2. gayani Says:

    as i am in my 2nd month this is my thrid baby more experienced this time use to cope up with the nausea.

    Lil bit more comfortable with the body than previous time..

    Gayani

  3. ridah Says:

    ïm now 9 weeks and have göt sooooo much acidity. Nöö nausea nothing .. Keeping my fingers crossed that ι̊‎​ dont göt nausea later on ..

  4. carole Says:

    Hi I’m 16weeks pregnant.the morning sicknes is gone but im stll very tired.my tummy are very big I wonder if there istn 2babies.the1st october I will go for a sonar so I will see

  5. Flo Says:

    I am now 5 days overdue as baby was due Sept 16,2012. Just to share, throughout all trimesters I haven’t experienced any morning sickness at all and been having cravings for Only healthy food/snacks..felt a bit weird for all been going smnooth but I really give thanks. The only issue I developed recently is severely swollen ankles which pain me at times..guess I had to get something..no escape. For all mothers-to-be I wish u all the best, pregnancy is a long journey and through it all you gotta make the best of it so baby and you can survive.

  6. April Says:

    Hey :) I am 13 weeks with my 3rd child. With this pregnancy it was the first time I delt with morning sickness and had significant weight loss. Now however in the 13th week I am showing…it is much sooner than i did with the other 2. Im not one for surprises so i cant wait to find out the sex :) EXCITED!

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  16. Assyria Says:

    I am 17 weeks 5 days. Still having bad morning sickness and cant eat much what i used to since my first month. Many complications too with bleeding. Had been rushed to er 2 times in my 2nd trimester. And i read this is the easiest. I have gained 3 lbs and not even showing. Anyone else have these issues?

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