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Stages of pregnancy

Motherhood is one of the most wonderful and heartwarming experiences a woman can ever go through. Nurturing and caring for a tiny little part of you and carrying it for nine months is definitely an out-of-the-world feeling. You are bringing a new life to this world and everyday your baby is growing a bit more and oh the warm, gushy feeling you get every time you think about it!
Let’s take a look at how your little bundle of joy is developing every month:
One month: Your baby is just an embryo from which all the body parts and organs would develop in the next few months.
Two months: The baby is now about the size of a kidney bean and is constantly moving. In fact, it has also developed tiny fingers.
Three months: At this stage the baby weighs around one ounce and is nearly 3 inches long.
The first trimester is very crucial for the development of your baby. The fetus will develop all of its organs by the end of the third month. You should start maintaining a very healthy diet and quit all the bad habits like smoking and drinking.
Four months: The baby’s skeleton has started to develop from rubbery cartilage to bone and the baby is now about 5 inches long.
Five months: By now your baby has grown more than 10 inches long and it has developed eyebrows and eyelids.
Six months: Your little darling has put on baby fat so its slightly wrinkled skin is now smoothing out.
The second trimester is known as the “golden period” because it’s the most comfortable time for most of you lovely mothers. Its smooth sailing from this time since your sleep cycle is more restful and you get extra energy surges during the day.
Seven months: At this stage your tiny one can open and close its eyes and weighs around 3 pounds.
Eight months: Your baby’s fat layers are making him rounder, and his lungs are well developed.
Nine months: Most babies differ in weight and size, but the average one is more than 19 inches by now, and weighs nearly 7 pounds.
The third trimester lasts till the birth of your baby. You should start seeing your doctor more frequently and do regular checkups so that your doctor can monitor how your body is preparing for childbirth. This can be a good time to take up classes or read books regarding labor and delivery.
Happy Motherhood!