Pregnancy Development

  • Month 1

    Month 1
    Missed mentrual period.
    Other signs of pregnancy may not yet be noticeable.
  • Month 2

    Month 2
    Breasts begin to swell.
    Pressure on bladdder from enlarging uterus results in need to urinate more frequently.
    Possible nausea.
    Fatigue is common.
  • Month 3

    Month 3
    Breasts become firmer aqnd fuller, may ache.
    Nausea, fatigue, and frequent urination may continue.
    Abdomen, becomes slightly larger, The uterus is about the size of a orange.
    Weight gain may total 2-4 pounds.
  • Month 4

    Month 4
    Abdomen continues to grow slowly.
    MOst discomforts of early pregnancy, such as morning sickness, usually gone.
    Appetite increases.
  • Month 5

    Month 5
    Enlarged abdomen becomes apparent.
    Alight fetal movements felt.
    Incresased size may begin to affect posture.
  • Month 6

    Month 6
    Fetal movements sensed as strong kicks, thumps, and bumbs. Some may be visible.
    Weight gain by the beginning of this month may total 10-12 pounnds.
  • Month 7

    Month 7
    Increased size may affect posture,
  • Month 8

    Month 8
    Discomfort may result from increased size. Backage, leg cramps, shortness, of breath, and fatigue are common.
    Fetal kicks may disturb the mothers rest.
    At the beginning of this month, weight fain totals about 18-20 pound
  • Month 9

    Month 9
    Lightening felt as the fetis drops into the pelvis. Breathing becomes easier.
    Other discomforts may countine.
    Total weight gain of 25-35 pounds is typical.
    False labor pains may be experienced.