For mom, fatigue or morning sickness (which may occur at any time of day) are all early symptoms of hormonal changes.
The second trimester
second stage of pregnancy (weeks 13 - 26) the fetus is growing by leaps
and bounds and usually measures about 7 inches long. By this
time, you may actually feel the first kick! It's a
milestone for many women who report the experience as having
made the pregnancy truly "real" for the first time.
Movement may also be seen during an sonogram
exam and the sex determined around week 20.
The third trimester
final stages of pregnancy, (weeks 27 to birth) kicking becomes
stronger. At this time, the classic ligament aches, back pain
or sleeplessness of pregnancy are readily apparent to all
expect your almost-newborn to experience another growth spurt
just before birth, putting on an extra two pounds of weight
in the last few weeks, and growing to approximately 20 inches
in length before labor
More about pregnancy stages around the Web:
on the Web, discover more detailed information on the weeks
and months leading up to the big day with expert advice on
what to expect at each trimester, facts on fetal development
and growth, plus helpful tips on coping with physical and
emotional changes during each stage of your pregnancy ...
Pregnancy Week by Week
- Check out expert advice at the WebMD guide with detailed information on the first four
weeks of pregnancy include related advice for the 1st, 2nd
and 3rd trimesters, what to expect during labor and birth,
and further tips on nursery setup.
Week by Week Pregnancy Calendar - Take an in-depth look at what happens - from week 1 through
40 - including Flash media slideshow, and related articles
and resources for further information.