What Is A Trimester?
A full pregnancy consists of trimesters lasting three months each in which significant changes and developments take place.
What Are The Trimesters Of Pregnancy?
The first trimester of pregnancy starts at the moment of conception until the fetus is approximately three months in gestation. Some women do not realize they are pregnant during most of the 1st Trimester while others experience various symptoms of pregnancy that we mentioned above.
Almost all women are aware of the pregnancy by the time the second Trimester has begun. The various symptoms of pregnancy including morning sickness and feeling tired all the time have generally diminished by this point in the pregnancy. Many women start to bond with their baby during this period because the baby can be felt kicking and moving around.
During the third trimester the fetus is developing quickly and gaining weight. It is common for women to gain the most weight during this part of the pregnancy. It is important for a mother to take good care of herself during this period so that she gets plenty of rest and the baby will stay in the womb until the 40 week gestation period has ended. Premature births do happen but being under the supervision of a doctor will help with making the right choices. This is also the time to start preparing for the baby coming home as well as for the labor and delivery ahead.
How Do I Know If I Am Pregnant?
Hundreds of anxious women ask that same question when they are trying to get pregnant. Learn how to identify the common pregnancy symptoms to determine if you’re pregnant or not.
Did you know as much as 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriages (Source: Medical College of Georgia Web site)? That’s the worst thing that could happen to a pregnant women and I would not want you to suffer a miscarriage. Check out my miscarriage section to discover how you can detect pre-miscarriage warning signs before it is too late.