12 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 12 Weeks Pregnant You begin to have a “pregnant glow” by the time you are 12 weeks pregnant. Increased blood volume and pregnancy hormones work together to give you that glow. The greater blood volume brings more blood to the blood vessels and hormones increase oil gland secretion, resulting in a […]

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9 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 9 Weeks Pregnant At 9 weeks pregnant, you may find yourself with a persistent stuffy nose. Nasal congestion and nose bleeds are fairly common during pregnancy. Try using a vaporizer or humidifier to help lessen the symptoms of pregnancy. You continue to feel tired, nauseated, and possibly dizzy. You also may […]

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8 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 8 Weeks Pregnant When you are 8 weeks pregnant, your uterus is now the size of an orange. You may have early pregnancy symptoms such as acne, tender, swollen breasts, nausea, and extreme fatigue. Indigestion and bloating are common complaints of pregnancy. A slowed digestive process causes these symptoms and allows […]

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4 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 4 Weeks Pregnant Congratulations! Now that you’re 4 weeks pregnant, your focus from now on is to be healthy. Rest, eat right, get regular exercise, and establish a steady schedule of prenatal visits with your care provider. You’re doing everything for two now, which means taking care of two people the […]

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5 weeks pregnant

5 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 5 Weeks Pregnant Your body is creating a new life, and at 5 weeks pregnant you may be feeling exhausted and unusually irritable or emotional. Your increased metabolism and growing uterus may be causing more frequent urination. Your breasts may be particularly tender now and you may find that sleeping in […]

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6 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 6 Weeks Pregnant At 6 weeks pregnant, morning sickness may be rearing its ugly head. Nausea affects one third to one half of all pregnant women and usually subsides or even disappears by the start of the second trimester. It may be caused by a higher level of estrogen, as well […]

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10 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 10 Weeks Pregnant At 10 weeks pregnant, changes in your body that may start to appear include complexion changes (blotchiness, acne), mood swings, and weight gain. Tiredness and nausea are very common still. Your waist is starting to disappear. Hormonal changes occur during pregnancy that can affect the gums. The gums […]

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11 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 11 Weeks Pregnant By 11 weeks pregnant, most women have gained very little weight. It is important to stick to (or start) eating a healthy diet. You will only need about 300-500 calories extra a day while you are pregnant. Make those calories premium, they help your baby grow. Avoid junk […]

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7 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 7 Weeks Pregnant More symptoms of pregnancy may appear in when you are 7 weeks pregnant. Nausea and morning sickness, constipation, vaginal discharge and excess saliva are some. Rapid acceleration of hormones can cause your face to break out. Wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleaner and drink […]

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Follow your pregnancy week by week with our complete weekly pregnancy guide! Our weekly pregnancy calendar will help you to find out what to expect weekly during your pregnancy. From the first trimester to delivery, you'll learn about what's happening each week, and you can take a peek into your weeks ahead to see what changes are in store for your pregnancy and your baby.

Pregnancy

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Pregnancy Week By Week Follow your pregnancy week by week with the pages below! Throughout your pregnancy, so much happens to your body and the new person growing inside you. It’s exciting to find out what is going on each week of your pregnancy and to be prepared for the early signs, prenatal tests, maternal […]

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25 weeks pregnant

25 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 25 Weeks Pregnant During week 25 of pregnancy, you will be starting to show more and your skin begins stretching to accommodate your changing body. Make sure you keep your skin hydrated to ease or avoid itching associated with your enlarged belly. When you’re 25 weeks pregnant, you may also experience […]

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26 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 26 Weeks Pregnant At 26 weeks pregnant, your uterus is now about 2½ inches above your belly button. Your weight gain will increase to about a pound per week. You may also experience rib pain, indigestion, heartburn, or stitch-like pains down the sides of your abdomen as your uterine muscle stretches. […]

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27 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 27 Pregnant At 27 weeks pregnant, you are getting larger which means your pelvic muscles are strained. To keep them strengthened, which will assist tremendously in the birth process, practice Kegel exercises. They also strengthen the bladder muscles, which can help alleviate incontinence. To help identify the muscles involved, think about […]

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28 weeks pregnant

28 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 28 Weeks Pregnant When you are 28 weeks pregnant, you have probably gained between 15 and 25 pounds. You may be experiencing leg cramps and mild swelling of ankles and feet, shortness of breath, lower abdominal pain, varicose veins, heartburn and indigestion. You may also be feeling Braxton Hicks contractions in […]

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29 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 29 Weeks Pregnant At 29 weeks pregnant your uterus is now about 3 and a half to four inches above your belly button. You should be paying attention to your baby’s movements, you will notice patterns of rest and wakefulness in your baby. If you notice any abnormal movement patterns or […]

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37 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 37 Weeks Pregnant By 37 weeks of pregnancy, most pregnancies are considered “full term.” In most cases, nothing will be done to stop your labor once it starts. If you are having your first baby your baby may have “dropped” lower into your pelvis. Usually, in a woman who has already […]

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30 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 30 Weeks Pregnant At 30 weeks pregnant, you may be experiencing constipation. Constipation is a common complaint of pregnancy. The pregnancy hormones that allow you to maintain your pregnancy also slow the digestive process considerably. Exercising regularly and eating foods high in fiber is important and will help keep you regular. […]

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31 Weeks Pregnant

31 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 31 Weeks Pregnant At 31 weeks pregnant, the waiting (and sometimes anxiety) begins. You’re a few short weeks away from giving birth, and may be having mixed emotions. This is completely normal, especially for a first timer. Talk about it with your care provider if you feel especially overwhelmed. You’ll need […]

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32 weeks pregnant

32 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 32 Weeks Pregnant At 32 weeks pregnant, your uterus is measuring about 5 inches above your navel and is pushing your organs every which way (wherever there is room). This may cause heartburn or constipation. In order to lessen the symptoms of constipation, drink lots of water and eat plenty of […]

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33 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 33 Weeks Pregnant By week 33 of pregnancy, about half a pound a week of your weight gain is going to your baby. You may be feeling very tired, and have Braxton Hicks contractions in preparation for labor. Your pelvis may feel pressure from your baby, causing aches and discomfort. Your […]

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34 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 34 Weeks Pregnant During week 34 of pregnancy, you might notice more swelling than you had before, especially in your ankles, fingers, and face. Continue to drink lots of fluids (water is best), and rest when you can with your feet elevated. Remember, if you notice sudden, extreme swelling in any […]

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35 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 35 Weeks Pregnant Around 35 weeks pregnant, you also might be experiencing more discomfort from hemorrhoids caused by the increased pressure of your growing baby on the veins in your rectum. You might also be constipated, which makes hemorrhoids worse because you might strain for a bowel movement. Try to avoid […]

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36 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 36 Weeks Pregnant When you are 36 weeks pregnant, you may begin to see your health care provider every week. Your doctor may give you an internal exam to determine if cervical effacement (thinning of the cervix) or cervical dilation (opening of the cervix) has begun. Lightening (also called engagement) may […]

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38 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 38 Weeks Pregnant By the time you are 38 weeks pregnant, you may be going to the bathroom more than ever. Your bladder is extremely compressed as your baby is pressing on it As your due date approaches, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with what to expect in […]

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