Weeks and Trimesters of Your Pregnancy

All 40 weeks of pregnancy consist of the parts grouped into trimesters. The first trimester starts from week 1 to week 13. The second trimester ranges from week 14 to week 27. The third trimester is from weeks 28 to 40. This blog will provide you with insights into the first trimester of pregnancy. The information will include the baby’s growth and development, authentic 3d images from 3d 4d ultrasound session taken at our studio, some common pregnancy symptoms, and what to pay attention to. A pregnancy time is always happy and great but could be overwhelming and confusing at the same time.

The first trimester

Most people find out about the pregnancy after several weeks. For that reason, this trimester could be considered the shortest of all three semesters. To make sure that you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy or see your doctor. A urine test will measure a level of hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin hormone. Blood tests are usually performed at the doctor’s office and are considered the most accurate.

Baby’s growth during the first trimester by months

At the end of the first trimester or the thirteen weeks, a baby’s weight is about 1 ½ ounce and measures 3 ½ inches from head to bottom. A baby’s body grows faster compared to the baby’s head. A neck becomes more distinct. The baby’s face is beginning to look more distinguishable, and the baby’s eyes are getting closer together. If you get a 3d 4d ultrasound session, you can catch your baby’s facial expressions, such as frowning or grimacing. Your baby might also be sucking on her thumb! The baby’s kidneys start to produce and release urine into the amniotic fluid. The baby’s liver starts producing bile, and her spleen starts to help to make red blood cells. A baby became more active with her hands and feet. A regular 2d ultrasound could reveal very fine hairs called lanugo. A baby’s bone marrow produces white blood cells. Most recognizable facts of fetal development at this stage: the baby’s liver begins to make bile, her spleen starts to produce red blood cells, and bone marrow produces white blood cells.

Gender determination during an ultrasound session

At the end of the first trimester, you can schedule an appointment for a 2d 3d 4d ultrasound session. At our studio, we can determine the gender of your baby at 13 weeks. At this stage, you can see the whole body of your baby but facial features, of course, are still yet to form. It is a good time to find out a good OB/GYN doctor that will take care of you until the time to give birth. It is recommended to see your doctor every month or four weeks to monitor progress in the development of the pregnancy.

What symptoms to expect at the end of the first trimester

Usually, nausea will go away, but constipation and heartburn are might still be there. About 50% to 90% of expected moms experience stretch marks -red lines developing on the belly, breasts, or thighs. It is natural because of weight gain and hormone changes. To prevent or diminish stretch marks, try to eat healthy food and not gain weight fast but slowly and steadily. Do not worry too much; the stretch marks will fade naturally.

Diet is an essential aspect of pregnancy

Because nausea is not an issue anymore, it is an excellent time to plan a healthy diet with some tasty choices. Don’t forget to eat food rich in calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium to help the baby’s growth of bones and teeth. Calcium could be found in broccoli, fruit juices, and cereal; magnesium in beans, whole grains, avocados, and nuts; vitamin D could be derived from eggs, fish, and milk. Try to drink plenty of water, 10 to 12 glasses a day.

The baby’s heartbeat is recorded

During your scheduled visit to a doctor, he would check your weight, blood pressure, and urine. A doctor also could check your baby’s heart rate by using a tool called a Doppler. You can also come to our center, where we record your baby’s heartbeat on a recording device and insert it into a stuffed toy such as a teddy bear. By doing that, you can create a memorable moment when you will be able to listen to your precious one heartbeat anytime you want.

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