What Should I Expect During My Pregnancy, As My Baby and I Progress?

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Pregnancy is a wonderful thing, and every part is something special that should be enjoyed, despite any discomforts. You are carrying a child, and he/she is growing inside of you. As each month passes, you and your child will be growing together. Here are some things to look forward to and/or expect.
During the First Trimester (3-12 Weeks)

Your Baby
* Frequent mood swings possible
* Fuller, sore breasts and darkening around nipples
* 3-5 pounds gained
* Fatigue, nausea, vomitting, headaches, dizziness
* Frequent urination and increase in vaginal discharge
* Hair growth begins
* Extremities, eyelids, and other facial features fully formed
* A little over 1 ounce in weight
* Growth from 1 inch to about 4 inches
* Kidneys begin to send urine to your bladder

During The 2nd Trimester (13th-25th Week)
Your Baby
* More cravings for certain foods
* 6-16 pounds gained
* Feel baby's movements
* Milder mood swings
* Begin to look more pregnant
* Increased perspiration
* Morning sickness milder
* Swallows, hears, eye movement
* 6 ounces-2 pounds in
* More active
* An audible heart beat
* Full organ development
* Sleep patterns developed

During The 3rd Trimester (26th- 38th Week)
Your Baby
* 15-35 pounds gained
* Possible lower back pain
* Breast size increase
* Increase breast fluid leakage
* Feel more baby movement
* Stretch marks more visible
* Difficulty sitting and positioning yourself for long
* About 3-8 pounds
* Harder bones
* 15-20 inches in length
* Sucks fingers and toes
* Kicks and stretches
* Usually turns to birthing position or head down
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