-Missed Mentrual Period
-Other signs of pregnancy may not yet be noticebale
9 month timespan
-Breasts begin to swell.
-Pressure on bladder from enlarging uterus results in need to urinate more often
-Possible nausea(morning sickness)
-Fatigue is common
-Breasts become firmer and fuller,may ache.
-Nausea,fatigue,and frequent urination may continue
-Abdomen becomes slightly larger.The uterus is about the size of an orange
-abdomen continues to grow slowly.
-Most discomforts of early pregnancy,such as morning sickness, usually gone.
-Enlarged abdomen becomes apparent
-Slight fetal movements felt.
-Increased size may begin to affect posture
-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
-Increased size may affect posture
-Discomfort may result from increased size.Backache,leg cramps,shortness of breath, and fatigue are common.
-Fetal kicks may disturb the mother's rest.
-At the beginning of this month,weight gain totals about 18-20 pounds
-"lightening" felt as the fetus drops into the pelvis.Breathing beomes easier.
-other dicomforts may continue
-a total weight gain of 25-35 pounds is typical.
-False labor pains may be expierenced