pregnancy development month by month

Timeline created by babycakes21
  • month 1

    month 1
    missed menstrual period
    other signs of pregnancy may not yet be noticeable
  • 2 months

    2 months
    breasts begin to swell
    pressure on bladder from enlarging uterus results in need to urinate more frequently
  • 3 months

    3 months
    breasts become firmer and fuller may ache
    nausea fatigue and frequent urination may continue
    abdomen becomes slighty larger the uterus is about the size of an orange.
    weight gain may total 2-4 pounds
  • 4 months

    4 months
    abdomen continues to grow slowly
    most discomforts of early pregnancy such as moring sickness ususally gone.
    appetite increases
  • 5 months

    5 months
    enlarger abdomen becomes apparent
    slight fetal movements felt
    increased size may begin to affect posture
  • 6 months

    6 months
    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
  • 7 months

    7 months
    increased size may affect posture
  • 8 months

    8 months
    discomfort may result from increased size backache leg cramps shortness of breath and fatigue are common
    fetal kicks may distrub the mother's rest
    at the beginning of this month weight gain totals about 18-20 pounds
  • 9 months

    9 months
    lightening felt as the fetus drops into the pelvis breathing becomes easier
    other discomforts may continue
    a total weight gain 25-35 pounds
    false labor pains may be experienced
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    9 months of pregnancy