Receiving the information that you are pregnant is definitely one of the most joyous occasions of your life. In the next 9 months, your body will be going through a multitude of changes, not only on physical level, but on emotional and mental levels too. Although pregnancy of each woman is different from the other, this nine month guide to pregnancy will help in getting prepared to the changes that are likely to occur in near future.
Month By Month Guide To Pregnancy
In this month, your baby’s heart, spinal cord and lungs are developed, and its heart has started pumping blood. Some common symptoms that you might experience include breast soreness, frequent urination, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, missed period and bloating.
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Internal organs of the baby continue growing and the formation of arms, tooth buds and eyes begin in this month. Apart from the prior symptoms, you may also start experiencing increased moodiness and increased vaginal discharge.
Muscles and cartilage bones of the baby begin forming. As the nerves, muscles and brain of the baby start functioning, the baby will start moving inside your womb. But the movements are too trivial that you won’t be able to feel them. During this month, you may also start developing symptoms like nosebleeds and weight gain.
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Face and ears get fully developed and bones start hardening. The baby might be able to hear sounds now, but not fully. Lungs will continue developing and the baby will practice breathing with the help of amniotic fluid. Scalp and eyebrow hair will start appearing, but the baby is not able to see yet. Symptoms you might experience include blotchy skin, heartburn and butterflies fluttering inside the womb.
Senses of the baby start functioning, as it can feel touch, sounds and taste, though eyesight still needs development. Vernix Caseosa, brown fat and Lanugo hair starts forming on the baby’s body. Your symptoms may include indigestion, stretch marks, varicose veins, swelling, gum bleeding, leaky breasts, fetal movements, pelvic pressure and constipation.
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By this month, your baby’s head and body are in right proportions. It must have developed a sleeping pattern, and you must be noticing movements at around same times each day. You may start developing bladder infections, hemorrhoids, contractions, leg cramps and shortness of breath.
Now, your baby can hear and see fully, and can see black of nights and light of days through your belly. It must also have become familiar with sounds that it hears every day, and voices of mother and father. It can also taste different types of food that you eat. The baby’s nervous system and brain also grows drastically during this month. Its bone marrow makes blood for the baby and it now produces around 1 pint of urine everyday. You may develop difficulty sleeping, backaches and faintness during this month.
This is the month of rapid growth. You may start experiencing breast swelling, decreased libido, lightening and bladder issues.
Lungs finish up development, and vernix and downy hairs start shedding. Labor pain may start any time during this month, especially during the second half. Watch out for any pain in the stomach area that worsens and diminishes every minute. These may be signs of contractions and you may need to rush to the hospital.