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Pregnancy begins a significant life journey, characterized by unique changes and emotions at each stage. At Pregnancy Treasures, we comprehend the diverse experiences that accompany every trimester. This quick guide on what to expect at each trimester is to help you navigate through the distinct phases of your pregnancy, with support and understanding.

 

First Trimester (Week 1 to Week 12):

During the initial weeks, you may experience early signs of pregnancy such as fatigue, nausea (morning sickness), tender breasts, and heightened emotions due to hormonal changes. The baby’s development kicks off rapidly during this period. By the end of the first trimester, the fetus’s major organs have begun to form, and the heartbeat becomes detectable. It may not sound fun but you will get through this phase of your pregnancy journey.

 

What to Expect:

  • Nausea and morning sickness
  • Fatigue and increased urination
  • Emotional ups and downs
  • Tender, swollen breasts

 

For this stage of pregnancy, we recommend our Guppy Beats Ultrasound.

 

Second Trimester (Week 13 to Week 26):

Often referred to as the “golden period” of pregnancy, the second trimester is marked by a reduction in early pregnancy symptoms. You’ll likely feel more energetic, and your baby bump will become more noticeable. Around 20 weeks, you may feel the baby’s movements for the first time, known as “quickening.” This stage also includes more ultrasound scans, where the baby’s growth and development can be thoroughly assessed.

 

What to Expect:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Visible baby bump
  • Feeling fetal movements
  • Gradual weight gain
  • Possible disappearance of nausea

 

For this stage of pregnancy, consider our Gender, Meet Your Shrimp, Dolphin Tail, and even our Marvelous Mermaid Ultrasounds.

 

Third Trimester (Week 27 to Week 40+):

The final stretch of pregnancy brings a mix of anticipation and physical change. As the due date approaches, you might experience discomfort due to the growing baby putting pressure on your organs. Braxton Hicks contractions, also known as practice contractions, may occur, preparing your body for labor. Your healthcare provider will monitor your baby’s position and growth more closely during this phase.

 

What to Expect:

  • Increasing backaches and discomfort
  • Swelling in the hands, ankles, and feet
  • Shortness of breath as the baby grows
  • Braxton Hicks contractions
  • Nesting instincts and final preparations

 

During this stage of pregnancy, you can revisit any of our previous ultrasound journeys as well as our Eviction Notice Ultrasound.

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