Pregnancy Week by Week — early pregnancy signs

Pregnancy Week 5 - Week 6

Baby Growth Your baby is about the size of a sweet pea. The eyes, ears, nose, and mouth are beginning to develop. The lungs and pituitary gland are forming. Your heart and circulatory system, as well as intestines, brain, muscles, and bones are developing. You & Your Body You may notice some bleeding. This can be normal but consult with your doctor to eliminate the possibility of a miscarriage. Your hCG levels continue to build. You may notice these early pregnancy symptoms: breast sensitivity/discomfort, fatigue, and frequent urination. Tips Schedule your prenatal appointment, if you haven’t already. This is also...

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Pregnancy Week 3 - Week 4

Baby Growth Size of a grain of salt. Your baby’s organs begin to develop. Your baby is considered an “embryo.” You & Your Body Possible pregnancy symptoms at this time include fatigue, morning sickness, food cravings and aversions, breast tenderness, frequent urination, spotting (from implantation), bloating, and a heightened sensitivity to smell. No baby bump yet! Tips Your baby is already exposed to whatever you are taking in. Plan a healthy, well-rounded diet.  But do NOT “eat for two” at this time.  Most doctors don’t recommend a consumption increase until your second trimester.  Drink plenty of water. Kick those unhealthy...

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Pregnancy Week 1 - Week 2

Baby Growth  Where’s my baby?  Did you know that for doctors to maintain consistency, your pregnancy start date is actually marked by the first day of your last period?  Unless you have a very short follicular phase  -- the phase before ovulation -- there’s not even a baby yet!  You & Your Body  Besides that positive pregnancy test indicating raised hCG levels, watch for that rise in your BBT, staying up to indicate your progesterone levels are staying elevated to support a growing embryo. Tips If you haven’t already, add folic acid supplementation to your daily nutrition (through an approved...

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