month one-missed menstrual period.
-other signs of pregnancy
9 months of pregnancy
month 2-breast begin to swell.
-pressure on bladder from enlarging uterus results in need to urinate more frequently.
-fatigue is common
month 3-breast become firmer and fuller, may ache.
-nausea,fatigue and freguent urination may continue
-abdomen becomes slightly larger. the uterus is about the size of an orange.
-weight gain may total 2-4 pounds.
month 4-abdomen continues to grow slowly.
-most discomforts of early pregnancy,such as morning sickness, usually gone.
month 5-enlarged abdomen becomes apparent.
-slight fetal movements felt.
-increased size may begin to affext posture
month 6-fetal movements sensed as strong kicks thumps and bumps. some may be visible.
-weight gain by the beginning of this month may total 10-12 pounds.
month 7-increased size may affect posture
month 8-discomfort may result from increased size. backache,leg cramps,shortness of breath and fatigue are common.
-fetal kicks may disturb the mothers rest
-at the beginning of this month weight gain totals about 18-20 pounds
month 9-"lightening" felt as the fetus drops into the pelvis. breathing becomes easier.
-other discomforts may continue
-a total weight gain of 25-35 pounds is typical
-false labor pains may be experienced.