First Trimester Of Pregnancy Week-by-Week

Trimesters Of Pregnancy:

Women Pregnancy is typically divided into 3 periods or we can also called them as 3 trimesters, each trimester is about three months (13 weeks) for a total duration of 42 weeks, although the average duration of pregnancy is of 40 weeks.

On your first trimesters you should be very very careful because there are chances of miscarriage. So, be careful and make sure you do pregnancy test at home or visit to a doctor if you miss your periods on time or if you feel any symptoms of pregnancy.

You can also expect some common pregnancy symptoms, early symptoms of pregnancy are different for everyone. Some women may feel the first twinges of pregnancy a week or two after conceiving, while others don’t feel any different for a few months. Below we mentioned everything you need to know about your first trimester of pregnancy.

2 weeks (Fertilization):

At the starting your egg is fertilized 12 – 24 hours later if a sperm penetrates it.If all goes well this is the simple biological occurrence begins a series of increasingly complicated processes that leads to a new baby life. Over the next coming days, the fertilized egg will start dividing into multiple cells as it travels down the fallopian tube then enters your uterus & then it starts to burrow into the uterine lining.

3 weeks (Implantation):

On the third week it nestled in the nutrient-rich lining of your uterus is a microscopic ball of hundreds of rapidly multiplying cells that will develop into your baby and we call this ball as blastocyst, has begun to produce the pregnancy hormone hCG, which tells your ovaries to stop releasing eggs.

4 weeks:

At this stage your ball of cells is now officially an embryo. This is the perfect time to do a home pregnancy test. Now a days many pregnancy tests products are available on market but it doesn’t matter which product you choose. All home pregnancy tests products work the same way. while purchasing the kit make sure to check the expiration date on the box and ensure the box is fully intact, with no wear & tear, if  you find any wear & tear exchange it immediately because this could affect your result.

At this stage your baby will be in the size of a poppy seed.

5 weeks:

While entering your fifth week your baby resembles a tadpole more than a human, but is growing fast. The circulatory system is beginning to form, and form this week your baby’s the tiny heart will start to beat.

At this stage Your baby will be in the size of a sesame seed.

6 weeks:

On sixth week your baby’s nose, mouth and ears are starting to take shape and the main thing is your baby’s intestines and his brain are starts to develop at this stage only.

At this stage Your baby will be in the size of a lentil.

7 weeks:

On seventh week your baby will become doubled in size, but still has a tail, which will soon disappear on upcoming weeks. Little hands and feet that look more like paddles are appeared from the developing arms and legs.

At this stage Your baby will be in the size of a blueberry.

8 weeks:

On the eighth week your baby has started moving around, but you won’t feel your movement yet. Nerve cells are formed, Breathing tubes now extend from throat to baby’s developing lungs.

At this stage Your baby will be in the size of a kidney bean.

9 weeks:

On the ninth week your baby’s basic physiology is in place (he even has tiny earlobes). Baby’s embryonic tail will disappear this week. He weighs just a fraction of an ounce but is about to start gaining weight fast.

At this stage Your baby will be in the size of a grape.

10 weeks:

On the tenth week your baby has completed the most critical stage of his development. Your baby’s skin is still translucent but his tiny limbs can bend and fine details like nails are starting to form in this week.

At this stage Your baby will be in the size of a kumquat.

11 weeks:

On the eleventh week your baby is almost fully formed. He starts kicking, stretching and even hiccupping as his diaphragm develops, but you can’t feel any activity yet on this week.

At this stage Your baby will be in the size of a fig.

12 weeks:

On the 12th week your baby’s reflexes kick in, His fingers will soon begin to open & close, his toes will curl, and your baby’s mouth will make sucking movements. Your baby starts to feel it if you gently poke on your tummy, but you can’t feel his movements yet.

At this stage Your baby will be in the size of a lime.

13 weeks:

13th is the last week of your first trimester. Your baby’s tiny fingers now have fingerprints and his veins & organs are clearly visible through his skin.

At this stage Your baby will be in the size of a pea pod.

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