1 to 3 Months Pregnancy Period – Baby Growth & Development

1 to 3 Months Pregnant - 1st Trimester Baby Growth & Development

Pregnancy – The Beautiful Time of a Woman’s Life 

When a woman has successfully received the positive results of pregnancy, then you can’t imagine the level of her happiness. Pregnancy is getting company in one’s skin. There are so many wonderful things about being pregnant: 

  • You can eat what you crave. 
  • The pregnancy glow is unbeatable
  • The joy of being kissed by your husband on tummy
  • Those mesmerizing pregnancy dreams
  • You get the attention of the people 

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THE INITIAL PHASE OF THE PREGNANCY 

The initial phase of the pregnancy is very crucial. As in this phase, the stability of the baby growth is determined. This is the predominant reason that pregnant women are given quintessential care during the first trimester of their pregnancy.

So to make you know about the importance and biological facts about the first trimester of the pregnancy, we have published this blog: 

So let us begin: 

MONTH ONE – IT’S JUST BEGINNING 

CHANGE 1: CUSHIONING OF THE EMBRYO 

The amniotic sac starts getting formed around the fertilised egg. This sac is just like the cushion which guards the embryo against being attacked by outside actions. This cushion is present in the womb throughout the pregnancy.

CHANGE 2: DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLACENTA

The placenta is a crucial organ for transferring the nutrients to the baby from the mother. This round & flat organ also helps to transfer the waste from the baby to the mother. 

CHANGE 3: PRIMITIVE FACE

When it is the first month, the primitive face will emerge which will have large dark circles for eyes. At this stage, the blood cells after taking the proper shape will experience a beginning in the blood circulation. The mouth, throat and lower jaw will get developed.

Do you know?

The first month will leave a 6-7 mm, long baby, in your womb. For envisioning, you can take the rice grain into account.

MONTH TWO – HALF GROWN BABY 

CHANGE 1: DEVELOPMENT OF THE BODY FEATURES

  • The facial features of the baby continue to develop. 
  • The ears start growing as the little skin folds at either side of the head.
  • The extremely tiny buds keep on getting developed which will ultimately grow in the form of the legs and the arms.
  • The initiation of the finger, toes and nose gets developed.

CHANGE 2: FORMATION OF THE NEURAL TUBE

At this stage, the neural tube which consists of the following gets well-developed: 

  • Brain
  • Spinal Cord
  • Neural Tissues

Also, the bone gets developed and replaces the cartilage. 

CHANGE 3: MOVEMENTS IN THE EMBRYO

In the second month, the bone embryo starts showing movements but the mother cannot feel those.

NOTABLE POINT

When you approach the end of the second month, then your baby is now a fetus.

Do you know?
Following physical features will be experienced in the baby at the end of the second month:

LENGTHWEIGHT 
Your fetus will grow to 1 inch. Your baby’s overall weight will be ⅓ ounces.

 

MONTH 3: WHOLE DEVELOPMENT

As soon as you reach the ending of the first trimester, your baby becomes fully developed. 

CHANGE 1: DEVELOPMENT OF EXTREMITIES

At this point, your baby will have developed all the following: 

  • Arms
  • Hands 
  • Fingers 
  • Feet 
  • Toes 

CHANGE 2: MOUTH & FISTS

Also at this point, your baby will be able to open and close its mouth and fists.

CHANGE 3: FINGERNAILS AND TOENAILS 

At the beginning of the third month of the pregnancy, the fingernails and the toenails begin to develop. The teeth have also started to get developed.

CHANGE 4: EARS & REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS 

Both the ears and the reproductive organs have completely developed at this period. But still, it will be difficult to distinguish the gender of the child.

CHANGE 5: WORKING SYSTEMS

During the thor month, the following systems start to function: 

  • Circulatory systems 
  • Urinary Systems 
  • Bile Production

Do you know?

When you approach the beginning of the second trimester, then you will experience the following:

LENGTHWEIGHT 
Your baby’s length will be 7.6 to 10 cm.The baby will weigh about 1 ounce.

HAPPY NEWS!

As soon as you have completed, the first trimester, the chances to experience miscarriage will get significantly lowered. 

Congratulations On Getting Begun With The Second Trimester!

CHANGES IN A WOMAN’S BODY

A Big salute to the pregnant women who undergo so many changes. The hormones which are released affect all the organs of the body. The first symptom of being pregnant is the missed periods. After that, the women may experience the following:

  • Exhaustion without doing anything 
  • Extremely Tired Body 
  • The Constantly Upset Stomach
  • Frequent Mood swings 
  • Tenderness in the Breasts
  • Heartburn & Gastric Problems 
  • Sudden Weight gain
  • Extreme Headaches 
  • Cravings for savoury food
  • Hate for some food items
  • Chronic Constipation

PLEASE!

During the first trimester, you are suggested to take complete rest. You should not be eating heavy food.

CONSULTATION WITH THE DOCTOR 

When you are consulting the doctor during the first trimester, then you can expect the following:

  • ULTRASOUND EXAMINATION

The doctor will perform an ultrasound test to confirm whether you are pregnant. 

  • BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKING

During the pregnancy, the blood pressure levels keep on fluctuating. So the doctor instructs you to regularly get checked with the blood pressure.

  • TEST FOR STIs, HIV and HEPATITIS 

To make sure that the baby will not undergo any problem during pregnancy, the doctor will consider testing you for STIs, HIV, HEPATITIS.

  • ESTIMATION OF THE DUE DATE 

The doctor will give you an estimation of the delivery date. The delivery date will be 266 days from the first day of the period (which you had the last time)

  • SCREENING OF THE RISKS

The growth of the baby should not be interfered with. To corroborate that, it will be ensured that you are not suffering from anaemia and thyroid.

  • GENETIC SCREENING 

If you are interested in getting a genetic screening of your baby done, then you must ask the doctor about the same. It will help you to know any birth defects your baby is at risk of suffering from. 

Dr. Sumita Sofat
28+ years of experience
1 Lakh+ successful pregnancies
No-cost EMI Treatment Options available
For details, Call Us Now: +91-88472-44122

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR BABY

A pregnant should be acquainted with all the things which are to be done and avoided during the pregnancy: 

Do’sDon’ts 
Intake of the Prenatal VitaminsNo strenuous activities
Proper Exercise and Yoga No alcohol and smoking 
Strengthening of the Pelvic Floor with the Kegel Exercises No intake of the excessive caffeine 
Keep one’s body hydrated No Non-Prescribed medications
Intake of the sufficient calories No illegal drugs

THINK ABOUT THAT 

  • Should You Tell The Family, Friends And Employers? 

As we all know that the first trimester is considered very crucial for stability in the pregnancy. Also, this is the period in which the chances of miscarriage are maximum. So first of all you should let the pregnancy get stable. Once you enter the second trimester, then you can surely consider telling friends and family about that. 

  • Where Would You Like To Deliver?

The women usually end up thinking about delivering a baby during the first trimester. The women can surely consider giving birth to the baby either at the hospital, birth centre or home. You have enough time to think about the various pros and cons. 

  • How Can I Make My Pregnancy Risk Free? 

We have usually heard of cases of a high-risk pregnancy. But do you, which factors contribute in making the pregnancy highly risky:

  • Being young ( if your age is less than 18 years)
  • Being in the advanced maternal age 
  • Being either overweight or underweight 
  • Suffering from the following: 
  • Blood Pressure 
  • Diabetes 
  • HIV
  • Cancer 
  • Other Autoimmune disorders
  • Being pregnant with twins or even multiples
  • What If You Lose The Baby Before The First Trimester Is Over?

It may be because of certain problems. You should not ignore this if this has happened more than once or twice. If you do not take it seriously, then eventually, you may be suffering from several infertility problems (male/female).

TIPS FOR HEALTHY PREGNANCY 

  • BE CALM AND RELAXED 

When you are pregnant, keeping your mind calm and relaxed is an important condition for a healthy pregnancy. Do not make yourself distressed or engrossed in negative thoughts. According to the folks, what a pregnant woman thinks has a direct impact on the behaviour of the child. 

  • DON’T BE IN BED ALL THE TIME 

Pregnancy does not mean that you are sick. Instead of lying down all the time, you must do some home chores. But do not exert yourself. Do not lift heavy things.

  • EAT WHAT YOU LIKE 

In pregnancy, you will crave to eat some food items. Owing to dietary restrictions, do not ignore your craving. 

In case, you are suffering from infertility problems. Then please visit us. We shall help you to make you experience the joy of being parents of a healthy baby. We carry out a lot of ART procedures based on the cause of infertility.

Dr. Sumita Sofat
28+ years of experience
1 Lakh+ successful pregnancies
No-cost EMI Treatment Options available
For details, Call Us Now: +91-88472-44122

 

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