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Pregnancy Week by Week

As women stroke their round bellies and ponder the mystery unfolding inside them, and as their partners feel that first ripple of life under their curious fingertips, it is natural to wonder how their baby is changing throughout the pregnancy week by week. Then there are the physical symptoms. The nausea and tiredness, the calves that cramp in the night, and the breasts that have never been so LARGE. Women often wonder if the amazing changes they are experiencing are normal, and when they should seek help.

As if pregnancy symptoms aren’t enough to cope with, there are all the appointments and tests. Plus trying to remember when to see who, about what, and how often? We want to help you understand and contend with what is happening during your pregnancy week by week. Therefore, we’ve put together a guide to the three trimesters of pregnancy. It explains how your baby is developing, what symptoms you may experience and the tests and appointments that may be needed.

Pregnancy Week by Week Articles

The First Trimester – Weeks 1 to 14

By Hannah Dahlen Your baby’s development Pregnancy really begins when an ovum is fertilised by one of the 500 million sperm that approach it. Only twelve hours after the initial fusion of ovum and sperm the first cell division occurs. By the fourth day following fertilisation the tiny group of cells leave the fallopian tube and enter the mother’s uterus, where they implant. Three weeks after fertilisation, or at just five weeks of pregnancy, as women realise their


The Second Trimester- Weeks 15 to 28

By Hannah Dahlen What is happening? The second trimester is a period of rapid growth for your baby. By 18 weeks of pregnancy the baby will weigh around 200gms and be approximately 14cm long. The body now grows more rapidly than the head, so the baby seems more in proportion. The legs will have also lengthened and the skeleton begins to harden. The eyes,