Pregnancy Development Month by Month

Timeline created by kelsey.kerley
  • Month 1

    Signs of pregnancy may not be noticeable yet
  • Month 2

    -Brests begin to swell
    -Need to urinate more frequently
  • Month 3

    -Breasts become firmer and fuller, may ache
    -Nausea, fatigue, and frequent urination
    -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 are usually gone
    -Appetite increases
  • Month 5

    -Enlarge abdomen becomes apparent
    -Slight fetal movements felt
    -Increased size may begin to affect 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

    -Icreased 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 mothers rest
    -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
    -Total weight gain of 25-35 pounds is typical
    -False labor pains may be experienced
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    9 Month of Pregnancy