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What is a Trimester?

What is a Trimester?

Do you know what to expect from each of the three trimesters? Here is an overview of each with the common signs of pregnancy trimesters one, two and three. Weeks one to 12: Pregnancy Trimester One The first and most prominent pregnancy symptom is a missed menstrual cycle. You may see pinkish or brownish discharge […]

Fatigue during Pregnancy

Fatigue during Pregnancy

Tiredness is a symptom common during the first and last trimester. In the early stages of pregnancy, the hormonal fluctuations and increased blood flow can be exhausting as your body adjusts to the changes.

7-9 Weeks

7-9 Weeks

Spinal Cord Your baby’s spinal cord and the brain are now almost complete and the head is beginning to look more human-like. Measuring about 1.3cm long, its limb buds have grown into tiny arms and legs with small ridges that will develop into fingers and toes.

29-32 Weeks

29-32 Weeks

Brain The last trimester is a crucial time for brain development. As the brain mass increases, the tissue folds into its characteristic walnut-like appearance.

Week 28 of Pregnancy

Week 28 of Pregnancy

FACTS: If your baby was born now, it would have a 95 per cent chance of survival with special care. It may be between 25-35cm long and could weigh up to .9kg or 2lb.

Week 29 of Pregnancy

Week 29 of Pregnancy

FACTS: The last trimester is a crucial time for your baby’s brain development. As brain-mass increases, the tissue folds into its characteristic walnut-like appearance.

Week 30 of Pregnancy

Week 30 of Pregnancy

FACTS: The baby’s brain is rapidly developing as minute and intricate nerve fibres form. This will allow impulses to travel faster and increase the baby’s ability to learn.

Week 31 of Pregnancy

Week 31 of Pregnancy

FACTS: You may notice that your baby is more responsive to conditions and may become drowsy following a large meal or if the weather is hot.

Week 32 of Pregnancy

Week 32 of Pregnancy

FACTS: Your baby’s lungs will now have most of the airways and airsacs ready for breathing after birth. You may be aware of small twinges as your baby practises breathing inside the womb.

Week 33 of Pregnancy

Week 33 of Pregnancy

FACTS: Your baby is now perfectly formed and in proportion, all it needs to do from this time onwards is gain weight.


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