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The Human Development In Three Trimesters

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Trimester 1
Trimester 2
Trimester 3
Dangers in Each Trimester
Giving Birth
Medical Tools Used to Monitor the Fetus
Other Options of Getting Pregnant

Trimester 1

              The first months of pregnancy is called the first trimester. The baby is about the size of a dime in the first month. During the first trimester, a woman's body goes through many changes. As the body adjusts to the growing baby, some symptoms may occur and be discomforting to the mother to be. Some are nausea, fatigue, backaches, mood swings, and stress. Tiredness may also occur even if the mother has had enough sleep. That is your body's way of telling you that more sleep is needed for two people now, you and the growing baby.
              Going to the bathroom often is very common. That happens because early in the pegnancy, the growing uterus presses on your bladder. Since every woman and pregnancy is different, some women may notice breast changes. A woman's breast size may increase or decrease because it is preparing itself to store milk for when the baby is born. Pregnancy can also cause acne caused by hormones and progesterone.
              By the end of this month of pregnancy, the baby is four inches long and weighs a little over an ounce. The eyes move closer into thier positions, and the ears are also in position. Even though you can't feel your baby move yet, your baby will move inside you in response to pushing on your abdomen. You will be able to hear your baby's heart beat by the third month, the ending of trimester 1.
                                             -Joelda Lamour

FETAL DEVELOPMENT

2 weeks
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The developing embryo is dividing, and it floats down from the fallopian tube, towards the uterus.

4 weeks
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Now called a blastocyst, is still multiplying,and is attached to the uterus wall.

6 weeks
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The embryo's tiny heart begins to beat. The embryo itself is about a 1/4 inch long.

8 weeks
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The fetus is protected by the amniotic sac, filled with fluid. The arms and legs have lengthened.

12 weeks
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Now the baby can and does sometimes cry silently.The brain is also fully formed.

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