"What to expect"

Alexis Mitchell, 5th hour

First Trimester

During the first trimester of a women's pregnancy, which is about one to three months, the size of a women's uterus goes from the size of a pear to a grapefruit. The baby's due date is calculated the first day of your L.M.P (last menstrual period). The women body begins to ache and swell up such as the breast, feet, she begins to gain weight. She becomes fatigued all of the 24 hours in a day. However, the baby is just an embryo that's the size of a kidney bean that's constantly moving with a rapid heartbeat. The baby just now forms its body parts and facial appearances.

Second Trimester

During the second Trimester of a women's pregnancy, which is roughly around four to six months, the women starts to pee frequently, sweats a lot, is breathless which means she needs to require more exercise and drink water fluently. Her body becomes sluggish, the ankle and feet swells, you will now start to see the baby bump from the baby being in her stomach. She gains about 16 to 22 pounds, her ovaries produces as much as in three years in one day and her sex drive increases. On the other hand the baby is now 3 1/2 inches long, weigh about 1 1/2 ounces. It starts to kick and flutter, now able to hear, its heart pumps 25 quarts of blood each day and the finger prints form.

Third Trimester

During the third trimester of a women's pregnancy, which is about seven to nine months, the women's uterus reaches the rib cage. The women urinate more, she has back pain, heart burns, needs to avoid caffeine, drink 8 ounces of water a day, she has pre contractions, very intense dreams about not being a good mother. The baby is now about 5 1/2 pounds, about the size of a honey dew melon, it now blinks its eyes, the skin smooths out, the fingernails, toenails, and hair grows out. Billions of neurons to the baby's brain and the baby comes out on the average about 19 inches long and 7 pounds.

Father Advice

During a women's pregnancy the father is worries about what kind of father he will be. He don't think he can afford the baby, the relationship with him and his girl will change. He feels isolated because he cant do nothing to help the women while she's pregnant. He has to do more labor and learn responsibility because now he cant be free like he was before. The father needs to talk to the baby whiles its in the women's stomach so the baby can be attached to him too. The father learns patience and becomes a better person. The father wants better for his child then he had when he was a child. To the soon to be father just help the women out when she needs it and continue to want better for your child. because guarantee you will provide that to your child.