Find out the different stages of pregnancy with the pregnancy calendar, week by week. This calendar tells you what is going on with your body and with your baby's development. It lets you know what the early pregnancy symptoms are, how the embryo and fetus develop, and later symptoms. The total pregnancy is divided into trimesters and also week by week.
Most health professionals begin counting from the first day of the last period. There are on average 40 weeks of pregnancy. They are divided into three trimesters. The first trimester is counted from the first week till the end of the twelfth week. The second trimester is from the beginning of week 13 until the end of week 26, and the third and final trimester is from the beginning of week 27 until the end of week 40, which is the end of pregnancy.
Each week will this pregnancy calendar will bring in new developments about what is happening to your body as well as your baby's growth and development from an embryo to a fetus to an unborn baby, ready to come to face the world. This pregnancy calendar will also give you good, sound advice about how to take everything in your stride.
This pregnancy calendar will travel with you through your maternity period and besides knowing how your fetus is developing will help you cope mentally and emotionally. It will also give you advice on how you can meet any challenges on the way. The pieces of information can keep you enlivened during the 40 weeks of intriguing baby-developing time.
Being pregnant is stimulating and exciting, although at times it can be challenging as well. But at the same time you are going to gain a lot of knowledge and experience about the development of a human being at the earliest stages. You are also learning to go into motherhood.
With this week to week information you can feel prepared in what you are going face, and go through in your pregnancy. Each week will tell you the exact changes that you can expect in your body but also how the fetus is developing. Not only will the growth and development be highlighted, but why each change takes place, is explained.
It is important to know your due date. Your doctor or health professional will be able to calculate for you the expected delivery or due date. You can calculate the expected due date by adding 40 weeks to the first day of your last menstrual cycle. However pregnancy takes place about two weeks after the first day of your last menstruation, when you are most fertile, and so that brings the actual age of your baby to be 38 weeks old when fully matured. Very few pregnant women deliver on their due date. Your due date is only an approximation and you can deliver anytime between 38 to 40 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual cycle.