What to Expect during Pregnancy

By Cameron Faison & Deveon Lewis

First Trimester (Months 1-3)

Mother: The Mother would have to count 40 weeks ahead from the start of her last period.

The Mom carries 23 chromosomes

When the Mother hits the Implantation stage the Baby is in the placenta and it starts to form.


Baby: The sperm and egg unite in one of the Fallopian Tubes to form zygote

A zygote has 46 chromosomes

The baby carries 23 chromosomes from the father, this will help determine how how the baby would look and what its gender is.

The babies body will begin to form during the 5th week, the embryonic period.

Second Trimester (Months 4-6)

Mother: In the first 14 weeks the second trimester starts, the baby becomes about 3 1/2 inches long and weighs about 1 1/2 ounces. Also all babies skeleton start to form and harden and gains the ability to hear. The baby starts to contains some of its senses.


Baby: Baby skeleton begins to form, is about 3 1/2 inches long and the baby weighs about 1 1/2 ounces and it gains the ability to hear and it starts to kick and flutter.

Third Trimester (Months 7-9)

Mother: The third trimester starts at 26 weeks and the baby starts to grow, it weighs about 2 1/4 pound and the baby grows fingernails and toenails, real hair and the skin starts to smooth out and it also can blink its eyes. In the final weeks the urethra and placenta is up to weigh.


Baby: The baby can blink its eyes and start to grow its fingernails, toenails, and it has a head full of hair and during the full term the baby, can get up to 7 pounds and grow more than 19 inches long.