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Month by month pregnancy: First month pregnant


Month by month pregnancy: First month pregnant

Month by month pregnancy: First month pregnant

Contents of the article

  • Common pregnancy symptoms in the first month of pregnancy
  • First month pregnant: internal and external changes
  • What are the months of pregnancy?
  • The quick list for the first month of pregnancy


Perhaps I noticed some unusual changes and prompted you to ask: Can I be ... pregnant !? Or, you may not notice any early signs of pregnancy other than a late period. In either case, you can take a home pregnancy test that will confirm pregnancy, and then visit a healthcare professional for a check-up and schedule the rest of the prenatal visits.

Common pregnancy symptoms in the first month of pregnancy

Early signs of pregnancy in the first month aren't necessarily the most noticeable. However it may include:

  • Mood swings
  • Flatulence
  • cramps
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Skin spots and pigments
  • Frequent urination
  • Engorgement and swelling of the breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Craving or aversion to certain types of food
  • Missed period

Keep in mind that in the first month of pregnancy, there is a chance that most or none of these changes or conditions will occur. You may not suspect that you are pregnant until you notice a late period, and then a complete absence.

First month pregnant: internal and external changes

Embryogenesis (leech): The fertilized egg travels after fertilization from the fallopian tube to the uterus to implant itself in the lining of the uterus. Then the egg begins to divide into a group of cells, to become an embryo. By about the eighth week around, the fetus will have developed a small spine and limbs, and its brain, eyes and ears are beginning to grow.

Changes in your body: When you discover that you are pregnant, you may respond to this news in different ways than you expected. Your feelings are also likely to change from one moment to the next. These emotional shifts, in part caused by pregnancy hormones, are perfectly normal. Give yourself some time to relax and deal with your troubled feelings. In addition to the early pregnancy symptoms listed above, you may also notice a lot of other physical changes.

What are the months of pregnancy?

Pregnancy lasts for nine months, right? Almost. Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks (roughly 10 months), starting on the first day of your last menstrual period. But it often happens that babies are born a few weeks before or after that period, and that the "months" are a little longer than four weeks. Moreover, it is sometimes difficult to determine the exact date of fertilization. Therefore, with all these variables, defining a "nine-month" pregnancy term is only a rough estimate.

For this reason, pregnancies are usually measured in weeks rather than months, and also referred to as "week 12" or "week 32" of pregnancy. The period of pregnancy is also divided into three stages called "pregnancy trimesters":

  • First trimester of pregnancy: weeks 1-13
  • Second trimester of pregnancy : 14-27 weeks
  • Third trimester of pregnancy : 28-42 weeks

So how do you determine how many months pregnant you are? There are different ways to calculate this, but you'll likely be pregnant about one month between the first five to eight weeks of pregnancy - the weeks after your first period. But remember that pregnancy actually occurred a few weeks before what is referred to as the first month.

Birth Time Calculator: In the first month of your pregnancy, you will be eager to know when you are due to meet your first baby, and you will find the Pampers Birth Calculator a very useful tool to give you an approximate date. If your periods are irregular, or you do not remember the date of the first day of your last menstrual period, your health care professional can estimate the length of your pregnancy.