Most women don’t realize that they are pregnant before the second month. That’s when fatigue and nausea set in and breasts feel tender. The baby who is still an embryo at this stage, begins to develop a placenta and umbilical cord by the third month. But it is not before the fifth month that you’ll know the gender of your child. You can also start feeling the movement of your baby inside of you.
By the sixth month your little one would have grown to about one foot long. An ultrasound will reveal the eyes blinking and its ears well developed. You might want to start talking to your child, reading to it, and switching on music at this time.
By the end of month 7 you would be amazed at the extent to which your body would have stretched to accommodate the life constantly growing inside of you. The seventh month is also the beginning of the first trimester during which period your little one would have been almost fully formed. You’ll be amazed to feel it burping and hiccupping.
The third trimester also marks the time for most couples to start classes in childbirth. The stomach distends beyond imagination with the belly button almost standing up. The belly also fells itchy and scratchy while your hands and feet tend to balloon. In short, it is a restless time for both you and your baby.
The ninth month marks the final leg of your pregnancy journey. By this time, mothers to be start feeling really uncomfortable carrying all that weight around. Some women also experience, what is known as, Braxton Hicks contractions which prepare you for the birthing event.Note: As a pregnant woman, you are specifically warned to seek medical advice prior to initiating any exercise program, diet, or treatment provided by Cryobanks. You should not use any information on this website for diagnosing or treating a medical or health condition. Cryobanks will not be liable for any complications, injuries, loss, or other medical problems arising from, or in connection with, the use of, or reliance upon any information on this website.