The FIRST TWO months:
The baby – technically referred to as the embryo forms in the first eight weeks. The brain, lungs, and heart are under development and a tiny heart will start beating by 5-6 weeks. A bag of fluid, called the amniotic sac, surrounds the embryo to shelter it from the physical bumps and pressures inside the sac. The baby will mature and develop inside of this safeguarded sac until the birth.
Pregnancy weight gain will begin to take place, with the breast beginning to enlarge and becoming tender. "Morning sickness" or nausea is apparent at this stage.
Your doctor will begin introducing several tests to check your health along with the baby’s health. It is extremely significant to schedule and make each of your appointments during this stage of your pregnancy.
The THIRD month:
The embryo has formed into a fetus. The arms with tiny fingers are developing. Development of legs, knees, ankles, and tiny toes are all taking place. Vital organs comprising the stomach, liver, brain, spine and central nervous system are in the more advanced stage of development. The baby’s eyes and ears are starting to form.
The first trimester of pregnancy induces frequent urination and slight nausea symptoms.
It is critically essential to eat healthy foods, to provide yourself and the growing baby the appropriate nourishment. See our Pregnancy Weight Gain and Diet page.