Pregnancy Stages | Argos

Pregnancy Stages

The average pregnancy lasts 9 months and is divided into 3 stages; first, second and third trimester.

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HOW IS MUM DEVELOPING?

The first trimester is where your body is getting ready for the task of developing a baby. You may begin to feel slightly sick and more tired than normal. Ensure you take extra care of yourself as your body needs support to develop for the months that lie ahead.

HOW IS BABY DEVELOPING?

The amniotic sac is a water-tight sac that will protect and cushion your baby throughout your pregnancy, will be fully formed within the first month of pregnancy. The placenta will also be developed at this point, transferring nutrients to the baby.

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HOW IS MUM DEVELOPING?

Your belly will be gaining size, likely to cause swelling of the feet and ankles. Also, nasal congestion and lower back pain at this stage is completely normal. As your body is using energy to develop your baby, ensure that you are taking extra care of yourself.

HOW IS BABY DEVELOPING?

Your baby will have significantly developed. Their fingers and toes will be well-defined, whilst eyelids, eyebrows, eyelashes, nails and hair will all be formed. At this stage, your baby can yawn, stretch and even make faces! Baby's gender will be identifiable, that's if you want to know!?

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HOW IS MUM DEVELOPING?

No surprise - you're beginning to feel excited and impatient to finally meet your baby. You may notice several normal physical changes, including stretch marks, as well as dry itchy skin. Due to your baby's size now, you may develop cramps around your body, heartburn and swelling of the ankles.

HOW IS BABY DEVELOPING?

Your baby is nearly ready to meet the world! Baby's body is maturing and growing, with the lungs almost fully developed. Their hearing is fully developed, and they're able to respond to stimuli including sound and light, which causes movement in the womb.

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