How does our pregnancy develop?
- You may have become pregnant around 15 days after your last period, since that is when ovulation occurs, that is, when one of the ovaries releases the egg that descends through the Fallopian tube to the uterus to await fertilisation. Keep in mind that, in a normal cycle, fertile days are those that are halfway through the cycle (from days 12 to 16).
- From the first to the third week, the embryo is developing until it implants inside the uterus. This is the most at-risk stage due to the problems that can arise during these days. You will note certain symptoms such as, for example: swollen breasts, mild abdominal pain similar to premenstrual pain, implantation bleeding and even greater fatigue.
- In the fifth week of pregnancy, the embryo grows at a frantic pace, quadrupling in size.
- As of week 11, a calmer stage begins. You will note that the discomfort you usually have first thing in the morning starts to gradually decrease.
- In week 20, you will already be halfway through the pregnancy. Your baby will measure about 20-25 centimetres and will already react to external stimuli.
- Arriving at week 27, you should be aware that your habits will start to have direct consequences for your child. It would be wise to lead a healthy and slow-paced lifestyle to avoid problems. Perhaps you feel some emotional changes in yourself during the seventh month of gestation and increased breast volume. It is common for mothers to go up three sizes during the gestation period.
- Around 35 weeks of pregnancy, if you had a premature labour, the baby can survive without any problems, since their lungs have matured enough to start life outside the uterus without any respiratory problems. At this point, the baby will weigh almost 3 kg and measure around 40 cm.
- In week 40, the foetus has now completely developed. It will be ready for birth. The moment of labour will only be a question of time.
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