What To Expect

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First Trimester for Developing Baby

The first 4-10 weeks, the babies organs will begin to develop. Week 11, the baby is now swallowing fluid and the limbs can bend now which leads to kicking. From head to toe the baby is 1 1/4 inches long. By week 14, the veins and organs are visable through the transparent skin. If you're having a girl, at this stage she has 2 million eggs and is now 3 inches long.

The Effects On The Mother

During weeks 4-10 you find out if you're pregnant or not. The first 6 weeks are very critical to the babies development and by week 11 you'll be able to hear your babies heart beat. At this time, your uterus is as big as a grapefruit. By engaging in fitness, it helps you in the future to carry the weight and will make labor a little easier. Week 14 is the last week of your first trimester and you have a low risk of miscarriage. The start of your second trimester, your breasts are larger and are producing mild for the baby.

Second Trimester For Developing Baby

By week 17, the baby will double in weight and become longer. The baby will be about 4 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 ounces. Things are starting to develop gradually including legs, head, and eyes. The baby is starting to grow toe nails and the heart is now pumping 25 quarts of blood each day. The top of the uterus is between pubic bone and navel. The baby will kick and you can actyually feel the movements. At 22 weeks, the baby weights about 3 quarters of a pound and is about 10 1/2 inches lond. The babies eyebrows and lids are now present. If you're having a girl, the vagina is foming as well.

Second Trimester For Mother

For the mom, increased oil development may worsen acne. You're also prone to varicose veins. At week 28, the baby almost weighs 2 pounds and is almost 14 1/2 inches. The baby is opening and closing its eyes and is sleeping and waking up at regular intervals. The mom endures back pains and leg muscle cramps here and there.

Third Trimester For Developing Baby

Week 32, the baby is over 16 inches long and weighs about 3 1/2 pounds. The body is now accumulating needed body fat. The women start to feel random contractions. At 37 weeks the baby now weighs 6 pounds and is 18 1/2 inches long. At the end of this week the baby is now full term. At week 42 the baby is over 20 inches long and weighs 8 pounds.

Third Trimester for Mother

The mother will start to feel the baby drop down and it will increase pressure on the vaginal area. The contraction will start to become more frequent as you get closer to delivering. Most doctors will have you deliver a week early so no complications will affect you and your baby. Most mothers will go into labor on their own. If the cervix isn't ready , the doctor will use several methods to induce labor.

Advice For Fathers

The father will have to give up a lot of time in order to be there for their child. A baby is helpless and needs lots of attention. Being an involved father is a very important role in a child's life. Most fathers end up unintentionally excluding themselves. A way to prevent this is to have an honest and open relationship with your wife.