Week By Week Pregnancy Belly

Pregnant Belly: Third Trimester (Weeks 28 to 40)

Your excitement and anticipation are at their peak, and the size of your belly is likely reflecting that. Grow baby, grow! You’re in the home stretch.

Your uterus is right under your ribs now. Prior to delivery, the last few weeks of your pregnancy will see a decrease in your weight gain. It feels like your belly skin is stretched to the absolute limit.

Women find themselves carrying high, low, or wide during this stage. And you might not even notice that the shape of your belly has changed. It may just look bigger!.

During the final few weeks of your pregnancy, you’ll probably go through a lot of changes. Your baby is pressing against your lungs and bladder because there isn’t much room left in your belly anymore.

Expect to experience some shortness of breath and more bathroom visits during the third trimester due to the position of your uterus (if that’s even possible!)

Due to all the weight gain and extra fluid in their bodies, many women also experience mild ankle and foot swelling. To reduce some of the swelling, you can:

  • Avoid standing for too long
  • Remember to stretch often if sitting for longer periods of time
  • Put your feet up while sitting
  • Drink lots of water
  • While having swollen feet is fairly typical, it’s also important to pay attention to your body.

    If you notice that the swelling wont go down after following the above tips (or if you notice extreme swelling in your fingers and face as well), then youll need to call your doctor as this might be a sign of a serious condition called preeclampsia.

    The following things will be examined by your doctor during your third trimester checkups:

  • Your weight
  • The fundal height
  • The size of your baby
  • The position of your baby
  • The presentation of your baby
  • Additionally, there will be many more doctor visits during this time than there were before. Most pregnant women see a doctor once every month from weeks 4 to 28, twice every two weeks from weeks 28 to 36, and then once a week for the remainder of the pregnancy (weeks 36).

    You may need to visit your healthcare provider more frequently than the examples above if you have multiples, are older, or have any underlying conditions, especially during the third trimester.

    While it can be challenging, hang in there. Keep in mind that everything we’re doing is to make sure your child grows as healthily as possible.

    Pregnant Belly: First Trimester (Weeks 1 to 12)

    Although the size and shape of your belly may not significantly change, even if you aren’t yet showing, you will undoubtedly feel pregnant!

    It’s time to start using Mustela’s Stretch Marks Cream even though your belly isn’t quite stretching out yet. It’s never too early to begin moisturizing your skin to lessen the visibility of stretch marks.

    Some women’s bellies don’t change much during the first trimester of pregnancy. Although your stomach may appear a little rounder, bloating is more likely to blame than a developing baby.

    However, you and your significant other might be the first to notice a tiny bump by the end of the first trimester!

    There are numerous changes occurring inside your body, specifically in your uterus, even though you may not notice them on the outside. The typical woman’s uterus is about the size of an orange before becoming pregnant. It will be the size of a grapefruit by the end of the first trimester.

    By the end of this trimester, anticipate that your clothing will feel a little tighter. Your uterus is now the size of a large grapefruit, which causes your clothing to become tight during this time.

    But unless you’re too excited to wait, which we completely understand, there’s no need to buy maternity clothes just yet.

    You can anticipate that your doctor will examine your pregnant belly in relation to the following during your first trimester checkups:

  • Your weight
  • The size of your uterus
  • It’s the strangest thing. The following day, your belly is completely flat while the day before, you appear to be pregnant. Just as quickly as your belly appears, it disappears.

    You might be thinking, “What’s up with that?”. This is partly caused by bowel distention, which is brought on by constipation and too much gas during the first trimester.

    The good news is that after the first trimester, when their digestive systems have somewhat leveled out and have adjusted to their new pregnancy hormones, many women experience relief.

    3D Views: My Baby, My Body

    See their progress for yourself with our 3D interactive tool.

    If you are 14 weeks pregnant, your first trimester symptoms may be fading. But don’t be surprised if they don’t vanish right away. Here are some new pregnancy symptoms you might experience at 14 weeks, so be patient and take it easy:

    Your muscles and ligaments are probably aching and hurting as they stretch to make room for your developing baby. At 14 weeks pregnant, round ligament pain is frequently the cause of cramps, but if you have any concerns, speak with your doctor.

    Your energy is probably returning as you leave the first trimester’s unpleasantries behind. (#ThankGoodness) Keep the good feelings going with natural energy boosters.

    When morning sickness starts to subside, you might notice that your appetite goes into overdrive. Remember that what you eat is fueling baby’s rapid growth. You should try to eat an additional 300 calories each day. When you are 14 weeks pregnant with twins, you should consume an additional 680 calories per day because you are now in the second trimester. Keep a lot of nutritious snacks nearby in case you get the munchies. Avoid overindulging in greasy, fatty foods to ensure that you and your unborn child receive the proper nutrients. (Of course, enjoying a bowl of ice cream once in a while is fine. ).

    One of the (many!) attractive side effects of pregnancy is that your hair may start to become thicker and shinier.

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