FIRST TRIMESTER
DESCRIPTION: DURING THE FIRST TRIMESTER YOU EXPERIENCE FEW SIGNS OF PREGNANCY.


YET YOUR BABY IS GROWING FAST AND DEVELOPING ALL THEIR MAJOR ORGANS. THESE THREE MONTHS ARE CRITICAL TO YOUR BABYS HEALTH. THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR BABY’S DEVELOPMENT, CHANGES TO EXPECT IN YOUR BODY AND IMPORTANT TIPS TO KEEP IN MIND DURING THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.
MONTH ONE
FOR THE FIRST SIX WEEKS THE BABY IS CALLED AN EMBRYO, THE LUNGS AND BRAIN ARE STARTING TO DEVELOP AND THE TINY HEART WILL BEGIN BEATING ON THE 25TH DAY.  TO PROTECT IT FROM BUMPS AND PRESSURE THE EMBRYO IS ENCLOSED IN A FLUID FILLED SAC, WHICH WILL GROW IN INTO BIRTH.  THE UMBILICAL CORD IS ALSO DEVELOPING MADE UP OF BLOOD VESSELS THE CORD WILL CARY NOURISHMENT FROM YOUR BODY TO THE BABY AND CARRY AWAY THE BABY’S WASTE.


MONTH TWO
DURING MONTH TWO THE EMBRYO BECOMES A FETUS.  ARMS WITH TINY HANDS AND FINGERS  ARE SEEN ALONG WITH LEGS AND THE BEGINNINGS OF KNEES, ANKLES AND TOES.  THE STOMACH AND LIVER ALSO BEGIN TO DEVELOP.  THE BRAIN IS GROWING FAST AND THE HEAD SEEMS VERY LARGE COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE BODY.  TINY EARS START FORMING AND HAIR BEGINS TO GROW.


MONTH THREE
THE BABY IS NOW ABOUT THREE INCHES LONG AND WEIGHTS ABOUT ONE OUNCE.  SIGNS OF THE BABYS SEX BEGIN TO APPEAR.  FINGER AND TOENAILS ARE ALSO DEVELOPING.   BY THE END OF THE MONTH YOU WILL HAVE GAINED THREE OR FOUR POUNDS.