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Know Your Stages Of Pregnancy Better

Congratulations; you are pregnant! You need to be well-informed regarding the stages of pregnancy. However, with it starts your journey towards creating a new life. So, let's take a look at how a new life develops inside you.

The First Trimester

During this stage, you will have to endure one or more of the following symptoms: tenderness of breasts, tiredness, morning sickness (which can happen any time of the day), headaches, frequent urination, and others. As the first trimester ends, the size of your uterus resembles that of a grapefruit and your baby inside becomes the size of a cherry. Now, you baby has heartbeats, reflexes, and can move its tiny limbs. At this trimester, you have to be very particular about prenatal care and your nutrition. In addition to this, you should exercise regularly keeping the safety of your baby in mind. Remember; a healthy mother gives birth to a healthy baby.

The Second Trimester

During the second trimester, your belly will become large enough to let the world know you are pregnant. There will be certain pregnancy discomforts like sleeping problems. You will also experience Braxton Hicks contractions. During this stage of pregnancy, there will be growth of hair all over your baby's body in order to regulate her body temperature after birth. This is one of the exciting stages of pregnancy, as your baby starts developing her senses. She will feel light as well as darkness and be able to hear various sounds from the world outside. As second trimester ends, your baby will be about 10 inches (25 cm) long and start her kicking movements.

The Third Trimester

The third trimester is one of the stages of pregnancy where you are almost ready to give birth. Your body undergoes a whole lot of changes, you have a frequent urge to urinate, and your tummy looks real big! This is the time to start taking classes on childbirth and breastfeeding. The better informed you are, the less scary the whole thing looks. All the organs of your baby are developed, except the lungs, which continue to develop until the end of this trimester. Now, you and your baby are waiting for the due date to arrive!

Most of the babies are born within one or two weeks after the due date. If it's your second or third pregnancy, you may give birth a week or two earlier than the due date. Keep in regular touch with your doctor.

Out of the three stages of pregnancy, the last stage is full of excitement and extra care. Involve your partner in this exciting journey of nine months and prepare him for fatherhood! Good luck!

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