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Pregnancy phases

Pregnancy, synonymous with Maternity.

It’s from this period that precedes the birth that we will approach the different phases, each as beautiful as the other. There are 9 months, 42 weeks of pregnancy, and the first day of the last menstrual period is considered the first day of gestation. It is from this day that the woman is considered to be pregnant, thus giving birth to the counting of the time of pregnancy by the health professionals who accompany it.

It is in the first month, 4 and a half weeks of gestation that, although the woman at this stage still does not know for certain that she is pregnant, the egg implants in the uterus. LIFE already exists in the womb of the expectant mother.

In the 2nd month, between 4 weeks and a half and 9 weeks, the baby weighs between 2 and 8 grams and his heart already beats since 6 weeks. Morning sickness is characteristic of this phase and is caused by the hormonal changes that occur in the woman’s body. They usually last until the end of the third month of gestation. Faced with these symptoms most women discover at this stage that they are pregnant.

At 3 months pregnant, between 10 and 13 weeks and a half, the baby already weighs 40 to 45 grams and measures almost 10 cm. They begin to form the bones, joints, nose and ears and the kidneys begin to produce urine. The risk of miscarriage decreases, as well as morning sickness. Tummy and breasts become bulky. At this stage you must begin to take into account the possible stretch marks that may appear.

Arrivals at the 4th month, between 13 weeks and a half and 18 weeks, the baby weighs approximately 240 grams and measures about 15 cm. It already sucks on the finger and the fingerprints are formed. At this stage begins to swallow the amniotic fluid that has great importance in the development of your lung alveoli. She still has her eyelids closed, but she already notices the difference between darkness and clarity. Its skin is thin and is covered with lanugo (a kind of down).

We are in the 5th month of pregnancy, between 19 and 22 weeks, and the baby already weighs 600 grams and measures approximately 30 cm. He begins to hear the sounds, especially the beating of the heart and the voice of the mother. The eyebrows, teeth and nails begin to form at this point. The mother may have a darker line between the navel and the genital region as well as some contractions.

At 6 months, between 23 and 27 weeks, the baby’s weight ranges from 1000 to 1200 grams and its length between 30 and 35 cm.

At this stage of pregnancy the baby has the most accurate hearing, already perceiving external stimuli and can respond to touch or even startle loud noises. Already begins to open the eyes and to have sleep routine. Your taste buds are already more developed. The pregnant while caressing your belly and talking to your baby can effectively calm you.

In the 7th month, between 28 and 31 weeks, the baby weighs about 1700 grams and measures around 40 cm. The head increases in size because your brain is developing if and for that reason the baby’s nutritional needs are greater. At this stage the baby is already very lively. It is now time for parents to start thinking about buying the crib and the trousseau and preparing the suitcase that will accompany them to the maternity ward.

Arrived at 8 months, between 32 and 36 weeks, the baby already weighs about 2500 grams and measures between 45 and 47 cm. The lungs and digestive system are fully formed, your bones are stronger, and your head is moving from side to side. The baby already has little space to move in the mother’s belly, and it is normal for the pregnant woman to feel less of her movements. At this stage of pregnancy there is a tendency for the legs to swell and the possibility of varicose veins.

The long awaited moment has arrived: 9 months, between 37 and 42 weeks! The baby is now 50 cm tall and weighs between 3000 and 3500 grams. It is fully formed and inside the mother’s belly is only gaining weight. Thus, during these weeks the baby can be born, and that up to 41 weeks and 3 days you can wait for your birth.

After this period, if the contractions do not begin spontaneously, the doctor may have to induce labor in the hospital: and the miracle of the Birth takes place!

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