What to Expect when expecting

By: Trinity Lupo

First Trimester

In your first trimester of being pregnant you will gain about 5 pounds. The placenta starts to develop. You will have abdominal pain, backaches, heartburn, tender breasts, morning sickness, and mood swings. You should also start taking prenatal vitamins.

The baby will start forming its eyes, mouth, nose and toenails and fingernails. Baby will develop facial features. And by the end of the first trimester the baby will be 10 centimeters long.

Second Trimester

Mom, you will need to keep an eye out for gestational diabetes. Your face and hands will swell, and you will have vision changes. You will still have abdominal pain, backaches, etc. but you will be extremely thirsty and you will snore. You will have gained about 14 pounds.

The baby will weigh as much as a chicken breast, the baby will have fingerprints and yawn and hiccup.

Third Trimester

You need to eat plenty of calcium of foods for you and your baby for strong bones, teeth, and muscles. In the third trimester you will have a lot of discomfort like heartburn, abdominal pain, contractions, stretch marks, backache, lack of bladder control, leaky breasts, and by the end of trimester three, you should of gained up to 30 pounds.

The baby will be 2 and a half pounds in the beginning and 16 inches long. All five senses will be developed, and the brain will grow faster than ever before in this stage of pregnancy. The baby will even start to blink and having dreams.

Advice for father

In the first trimester, you should take her out while its still the two of you because soon you will have another one in the family. Give her back rubs, this is when her back will start to really hurt, and her hormones will be going crazy. ALWAYS say shes right, because most of the time she is. Make sure she is eating all the correct foods for her and the baby.

In the second trimester if your job doesn't pay enough for mom, baby, and you. Find a new job that pays more, as soon as possible. Also keep taking her out, make sure she knows that you care for her and the baby. Also keep rubbing her back. Start to look for baby supplies the baby will need. Like a crib, stroller, diapers, wipes, clothes, etc.

In the third trimester keep taking her out places, because once that baby comes, it's all about the baby. Buy the baby supplies, get a hospital bed ready, because you never know when the baby will come.

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