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Pregnancy Stages & Weight Gain. Where does it all go?. First Trimester. Week 1—Week 12 Body goes through tremendous changes, mostly hormonally. Tiredness, Swollen Breasts, Morning Sickness, Cravings, Mood Swings, Constipation, etc. . Baby in 1 st Trimester (@ 4 weeks). Brain and Spinal

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Pregnancy stages weight gain

Pregnancy Stages & Weight Gain

Where does it all go?


First trimester

First Trimester

  • Week 1—Week 12

  • Body goes through tremendous changes, mostly hormonally.

  • Tiredness, Swollen Breasts, Morning Sickness, Cravings, Mood Swings, Constipation, etc.


Baby in 1 st trimester @ 4 weeks

Baby in 1st Trimester (@ 4 weeks)

  • Brain and Spinal

    Cord are formed

  • Heart Begins to

    form

  • Arm and Leg buds

    appear

  • Your baby is now

    an EMBRYO and 1/25 inch long (a pinhead)


Baby in 1 st trimester @ 8 weeks

Baby in 1st Trimester (@ 8 weeks)

  • Baby is now a FETUS

  • 1 inch long, 1 oz

  • Beginning to form:

    • Arms and legs

    • Major Organs

    • Heart (it beats!)

    • Fingers and Toes

    • Sex Organs

    • Eyes moving forward

    • Umbilical Cord

1 inch= a small paper clip


Baby in 1 st trimester @ 12 weeks

Baby in 1st Trimester (@ 12 weeks)

  • Nerves and Muscles work

  • External sex organs

  • Eyelids close until 28 weeks

  • Head growth stops so body can grow

  • Now 3 inches long, still weighing an ounce (31 M & Ms)

3 inches = the edge of a post it!


Second trimester

Second Trimester

  • Week 13—Week 28

  • Pains go away, but you feel the physical changes:

  • Aches, stretch marks, patches of dark skin, numbing in hands, itchy, swelled ankles


Baby in 2 nd trimester @ 16 weeks

Baby in 2nd Trimester (@ 16 weeks)

  • More of a complete skeleton is forming

  • Skin forms, you can see through it!

  • Meconium forms (1st bowel movement)

  • Starts doing sucking noises (a reflex)

  • 4-5 inches long and 3 ounces (100 M& M’s)

4-5 inches = the long edge of an index card!!!


Baby in 2 nd trimester 20 weeks

Baby in 2nd Trimester (20 weeks)

  • More active, fluttering feeling

  • Covered by fluffy hair called “Lanugo” which protects the skin

  • Eyebrows, eyelashes, and nails

  • Can hear and swallow

  • 6 inches long and nine ounces


Baby in 2 nd trimester @ 24 weeks

Baby in 2nd Trimester (@ 24 weeks)

  • Bone marrow makes blood cells

  • Taste buds form on tongue

  • Footprints and finger prints

  • Real hair grows

  • Lungs form but don’t work yet

  • Baby sleeps and wakes

  • If a girl- a lifetime of eggs are formed

  • If male- testicles form

  • 12 inches long and 1 ½ pounds


Third trimester

Third Trimester

  • Week 29—Week 40 (or birth)

  • Most uncomfortable

  • Trouble breathing, heartburn

  • Feel baby moving

  • Leaking milk

  • Really swollen feet

  • Trouble Sleeping

  • Baby will begin dropping, practice contractions


Baby in 3 rd trimester @ 32 weeks

Baby in 3rd Trimester (@ 32 weeks)

  • Bones formed, but still soft

  • Eyes open and close

  • Practices breathing, but lungs not formed

  • Lanugo falls off

  • 15-17 inches long and 4 lbs


Baby in 3 rd trimester @36 weeks

Baby in 3rd Trimester (@36 weeks)

  • “Vernix” – a protective wax coating, gets thick

  • Body fat increase

  • 16-19 inches long and about 6 ½ lb

  • 37 weeks is full term! Organs ready to function on their own!


For a 29 pound weight gain

For a 29 pound weight gain:

  • Baby 7.5 pounds

  • Blood 3 pounds

  • Breast 2 pounds

  • Uterus 2 pounds

  • Placenta 1.5 pounds

  • Amniotic fluid 2 pounds

  • Water 4 pounds

  • Fat, protein 7 pounds

    other nutrients


Sleeping time to try it out for yourself

SleepingTime to try it out for yourself!

Up to five pillows may be needed.


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