Month 1Missed menstrual period.
Month 2-Breasts begin to swell.
-Pressure on bladder from enlarging uterus results in need urinate more frequently.
-Possible nausea ("morning sickness")
-Fatigue is common
Month 3-Breasts become firmer and fuller, may ache.
-Nausea, fatigue, and frequent urination may continue.
-Adomen becomes slightly larger. The uterus is about the size of an orange.
-Weight gain may total 2-4 punds (0.9- 1.8 kg)
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 affect posture.
Month 6-Fetal movements sensed as strong kicks, thumps, and bumps. Some may be visible
-Weight gain by the beginning of this moneth may total 10-12 pounds (4.5-5.4 kg)
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 mother's rest.
-At the beginning of this month, weigh gain totals about 18-20 pounds (8.2-9.1 kg)
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 (11.3-15.9 kg) is typical.
-False labor pains may be experienced.