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The Real Stages of Pregnancy According to Moms Who Have Been There

Author: Sheetal Goswami | January 15, 2018

Pregnancy Stages

The pregnancy is an important and exciting stage in the life of every woman. Future moms have a great desire to have a baby. So, they are worried about the coming pregnancy and try to absorb the maximum amount of information about this unusual condition for themselves.

The main reason for such phobia is the lack of knowledge as the pregnancy passes through the weeks, the development of the fetus, how the toxicosis and other sensations are transferred and which are constantly reminiscent of friends and doctors. When a woman is aware of what processes occur in her body for childbirth, she can easily endure all difficulties. Therefore, a woman should the main stages of pregnancy and prepare accordingly:

First Stage (1-12 weeks)

Hormonal changes take place in your body. The mammary glands starts to swell and nipples color is changed. Toxicosis, heartburn, constipation daily nausea occurs frequently. Use all possible methods to combat toxemia. At this time, the kid grows rapidly. It is transformed from an embryo into a fetus, body parts are formed and he/she begins to move slowly inside the stomach.

Second Stage: (13-27 Weeks)

By this time the malaise passe and back pain start. The belly grows and it becomes difficult for pregnant ladies to do usual works. In 20th week, you will begin to feel the movements of the baby inside your stomach and your suffering starts now.

As the baby continues to form organs, the skeleton hardens. The Kidneys start to work by this time. The sex of the child can be determined with the help of ultrasound. In case of premature birth during second stage, intensive therapy is required to save the life of the baby.

Third Stage: (28-40 Weeks)

Your tummy grows and so are your breasts. You gain weight rapidly and there is stiffness in the movements because of it. It's hard to climb the stairs, walk for a long time and do household work that demand physical labor. During this period, you need to stay in touch with doctors to avoid the trauma of unforeseen health hazards.


How Does Everyday Life Change Due To Pregnancy?

Give up Bad Habits

Give up alcohol, smoking and even more drugs if you want to have a healthy baby. These are the causes of congenital malformations and diseases.


Everything that you eat is absorbed by the kid. So, avoid harmful meals and fast food. In the daily diet, take all trace elements, natural vitamins.

Sleep & Wakefulness

Avoid extensive physical activities as far as possible. This does not mean that everything is prohibited. Take rest with mild physical exertion. Do not lift the weight as it can cause a placental abruption, miscarriage, premature birth.

Get Ready for Medical Emergencies

There are situations from which neither you nor anyone else is immune. Some emergency medical situations are:

  • Pain in the abdomen,
  • The child stopped moving inside your stomach or the movements are intensified,
  • Contractions are too painful or the uterus does not relax during the rest period and
  • Deterioration of general well-being: dizziness, changes in blood pressure, etc.
Prepare for Childbirth

When the respiratory system is developed in a child, he/she turn over in the uterus upside down. In this period, the baby grows up to 300-400g per week. So, during the pregnancy period, the total weight of the fetus reaches up to 3 to 4 kg.

Get Admitted in Hospital

Normal delivery takes place between 38 to 40 weeks. However, the exact timing of childbirth is quite different for different ladies. The main thing is that you should go to hospital for regular check-up, pay attention to the doctor’s advice and implement them regularly.

Harbinger of Birth

  • It becomes easier to breathe, since the fetal head is inserted into the small pelvis,
  • The uterus is almost ready to fight,
  • There is a feeling of heaviness in the lower abdomen, in the lower back,
  • A couple of days before the birth itself, a mucus plug comes out of the genital tract,
  • From the nipples is allocated colostrum and
  • Occurrence of regular fights.

Contractions begin for several seconds with a long break. Gradually, the rest time is shortened, and the time of contractions increases. When they become regular in every 5-7 minutes, go to the hospital provided that you live near it. If you need to cover a long journey, go immediately in ambulance van.


At the end of pregnancy, a woman may experience unpleasant sensations in a zoon stomach and lower back. Don’t get restless because of it. When the delivery date arrives, get admitted in the hospital and give birth to your child. Doctors can conduct operation for painless and trouble-free child birth if you are uncomfortable with normal delivery.

Final Words

Pregnancy lasts 9 calendar or 10 obstetric months for which the average duration is 280 days from the first day of the last menstruation to childbirth. All expectant mothers should take care of themselves during this period for childbirth. Females can go for Tummy tuck operation if their body shape is disfigured after childbirth.


Author Bio:

Sheetal Goswami is Working as Blogger for Tricity Institute Of Plastic Surgery, a well-known plastic surgery institute in Chandigarh which specializes in Tummy Tuck Surgery or Mommy Makeover Surgery. She has been blogging for several years about the fusion of Medical Science. She is a voracious follower of medical achievements and loves to share all about it.