What To Expect

Information About You and Your Baby

Tahmeia McClendon

Hour 6

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First Trimester

Mother's Information

  • Pregnancy test can possibly be positive after 3 weeks
  • Pregnancy signs and symptoms are tender/swollen breasts, fatigue, frequent urination, heightened sense of smell, food aversions, nausea, high body temperature, and spotting
  • Clothes barely fit and are tight
  • Sex drive increases

Baby's Information

  • Single sperm breaks through the tough outer membrane
  • At 8 weeks, baby is about the size of a kidney bean
  • 13 weeks, the little fingertips have fingerprints
  • Also the size of a pea pod and almost 3 inches long by 13 weeks
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Second Trimester

Mother's Information

  • Starts to feel baby kick
  • Baby's gender is determined (can begin to plan accordingly)
  • Belly grows to a larger size (start to show)

Baby's Information

  • 3 1/4 to 4 inches in length
  • Crown is as small as 1 ounce
  • Eventually grows to be the size of a grapefruit
  • Heart pumps 25 quarts of blood a day
  • Ability to move and hear develops
  • Urine forms
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Third Trimester

Mother's Information

  • Due date begins to arrive around week 40
  • Gain body weight of about 1 pound per week
  • Visit doctor every 2 weeks (eventually leads to once a week closer to due date)
  • Actual paid maternity leave is unusual
  • Possibly have a hard time leaving the baby to continue to work

Baby's Information

  • Bones are fully developed
  • Practices breathing
  • About 15.7 inches long and weighs almost 3 pounds by week 30
  • Grows to be the size of a small pumpkin