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If you haven’t been following our pregnancy week by week guide to help you stay on top of what to expect during every week of your pregnancy, we’re here to give you the ultimate summary and walk you through everything you need to know about your pregnancy. Pregnancies can be overwhelming when you don’t know what to expect, especially as your body undergoes numerous changes. But when you know the changes, it helps relieve the anxiety and make you enjoy the pregnancy.
First, you should start off by checking this article: Pregnancy Week By Week: Week 1-9 to update you on the first few weeks of your pregnancy, and then let us unfold your weekly pregnancy expectations below:
At 10 weeks pregnant, your baby is the size of a strawberry! During this week, you’ll be able to see your baby move around on a scan, but won’t be able to feel it yet. Expect your baby’s head to still be a lot bigger than the body, but the baby’s face is starting to show features as the ears start to form, the mouth has an upper lip, and the nose has two nostrils. You’re most likely still getting morning sickness and getting the early pregnancy symptoms, but you can find the full list of symptoms and what to expect in this article.
At 11 weeks pregnant, you may start to spot a slight pregnancy belly, especially if you’ve been pregnant before. It will be a tiny bump or just the result of bloating. No one will be able to identify you’re pregnant just yet. You can find out more about the growth and development of your baby during your 11th-week of pregnancy as well as the symptoms to expect during this week in the full article here.
As you start a new trimester, many of the early pregnancy symptoms can start wearing off. However, there is still a chance you could feel some of the previous symptoms you experienced in the first 12 weeks. Your baby is now the size of a plum, weighs almost 18 g, and is around 5.4 cm. At 12 weeks pregnant, your baby looks like a tiny human with its organs, muscles, and features in the right place. Find out more details on what symptoms you’re feeling as well what’s happening inside your 12-week-pregnant belly here.
At 13 weeks pregnant, your baby is around 7.4 cm and almost the size of a peach. During this stage, your baby weighs around 25 g. At 13 weeks pregnant, your baby’s sex organs are fully developed and will allow you to identify your baby’s gender. Isn’t that exciting? Read the full article here to find out more details on your 13 weeks pregnancy.
This is the second week of your second trimester and hopefully, your morning sickness has eased or is at least bearable. While many of your early pregnancy symptoms will be gone, there are other pregnancy symptoms you’ll be experiencing during week 14 such as pregnancy glow, thicker and shinier hair, larger breasts, and many more. Read the full article to find out other 14 weeks’ pregnancy symptoms here.
One of the most common 15-week-pregnant symptoms is an increase in vaginal discharge. Because of the increased blood flow around your pelvic area, the body tends to produce more milky fluid to keep your vagina clean and protect it from infection. Unless it changes texture or odor or you start to feel pain when peeing, there’s nothing to worry about. At 15 weeks, your baby is the size of an apple! Read the full article here to find out what else to expect during your 15th week of pregnancy.
For many moms-to-be, you’ll no longer feel the morning sickness or extreme fatigue. You’ll also be able to sleep better which means you’ll have more energy during the day.
Your belly and just how pregnant you appear will depend on whether or not you’ve been pregnant before as well as your genes. For first-time mothers, it can appear like you’re bloated or just slightly gaining weight. However, if you’ve been pregnant before, a baby bump will probably be visible and so it’s best to announce the happy news. Read the full article here to find out more about your 16th-week pregnant belly.
Your 17 weeks pregnancy symptoms can include stress or anxiety as the excitement of pregnancy starts to wear off and the realization of the responsibilities ahead start to dawn. Take the time to enjoy your pregnancy and take things one step at a time to reduce stress and anxiety. You’ll probably be experiencing other 17 weeks’ pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue, swollen gums, constipation, and many more. Read the full article here for more information.
At 18 weeks of pregnancy, your baby is almost 14.2 cm and is approximately the size of red pepper with a weight of 190 g. This week, your baby’s reflexes are developing and the senses are coming together. This week is very exciting for your baby’s development as they start to hear sounds and develop their senses. You can find out more information in the full article here.
At 19 weeks pregnant, your baby is the size of a mango! At this stage, a baby’s reproductive system has developed entirely; that means if you’re having a baby girl, her vagina, uterus, and fallopian tube are intact and her ovaries even contain around 6 million egg cells! If you’re carrying a baby boy, then his testicles have not only formed but have also been secreting testosterone since week 10! Find out more about your baby’s development and the symptoms you’ll be experiencing in the full article here.
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