Changes to Your Baby and Your Body During Pregnancy

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This six-page handout educates women about changes to their baby and their body during each trimester of pregnancy. It defines the first trimester as lasting from conception to week 16, the second trimester from week 16 to 28, and the third trimester from week 28 to 40. For each trimester, it identifies changes to the baby's body, functions, sensitivities, movements and behavior, and size and appearance over time. The document explains that hormonal changes in the mother's body affect almost every organ in the body, and discusses specific physical changes the mother experiences during each trimester, listing common changes and effects of pregnancy and clarifying those symptoms for which a doctor should be called.

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Health Information Translations
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
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Translation from English text
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Keywords:
Female, Mothers, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Trimesters, Women's Health
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
8/19/2016
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