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Pregnancy week 1 to 4

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Congratulations. You are pregnant!!! Many couples wait to hear this line from their doctors or wait to watch the two lines appear on the home pregnancy kit. Once it is officially declared your are pregnant by your doctor, your joy knows no bounds.

Mothers-to-be, especially first time mom’s are especially interested in knowing everything about their little baby. Right from conception to the day their baby will arrive in style in this world. If you too are a mommy-in-waiting and want to learn more about the little joy growing inside you, the following description of pregnancy week by week will be a helpful read.

Your Baby, Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week

Your baby develops slowly, gradually over a night month period. This period is divided into three trimesters, each explaining the different stages of fetal development. We shall see each of these trimesters consisting of three months each in detail. This will help you learn all about your baby’s development week-by-week.

First Trimester

The first trimester consists of 0 to 12 weeks. This trimester is the most delicate period of your pregnancy. If proper care is not taken during this time, it can lead to miscarriage. Many mother feel different kinds of emotions during this time. Someone may be filled with anxiety and some may get excited. The expectant mother starts observing different physical changes in their body. These include nausea, morning sickness, breast tenderness as well as vomiting. This is the best time to call for an appointment with your doctor. the doctor will tell you all about pregnancy and the precautions one should take for healthy growth of their fetus.

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Week: 0

It’s time for the egg to be released into the uterus. Once the egg reaches the uterus, it patiently waits for the right sperm to fertilize it.

Week: 1

The egg buries itself in the uterine lining. The uterus starts preparing  a cozy, tissue lining for implantation of the fertilized egg. No one knows when you become pregnant. If no fertilization occurs, the uterus may shed the thickened lining leading to monthly menstruation.

Week: 2

Well, you are pregnant, but yet not completely pregnant. Confused?? Ovulation is an important step that occurs before fertilization. When an egg is fertilized, it is implanted into the uterine tissue. The conception has taken place and nature takes it course. The fertilized egg will begin its journey of developing into well-developed baby. You will miss your monthly period and some mother’s may experience spotting. This is called as implantation bleeding that occurs when the fertilized egg buries itself into the thickened endometrium. The day you had your last period is called as the last menstrual period (LMP). Based on this, the doctor will calculate the due date.

Week : 3

Congratulations!! You are pregnant. Your baby is just a mass of cells that are growing fast, really fast. The cells use the nutrition available from the egg cell. In a few days, it will get implanted into the uterus, and a placenta will envelop it to provide it with nutrition and protection.

Week : 4

Time for the egg to get properly embedded into the uterus. Some new mommies will vouch for the fact that they felt the egg getting embedded into the uterus. Some remain absolutely clueless about the various happenings in their womb. It will take another week for the mom to release, a baby is on the way.

Written by: healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: June 05th, 2015