When you're looking down the long road to motherhood, week 40 can look more appealing than week one. It can seem a long time to wait to feel that tiny fist wrapped around your finger. So what is week one really like, and how exactly can you tell you're one week along?
Like "one-week pregnant," two weeks along exists only in retrospect. That doesn't mean the second week of pregnancy doesn't matter, though. There's no baby yet, but there's a lot of preparation going on.
If you're trying for a baby, this is your big moment. Conception typically occurs during week three, which means you are not just technically pregnant, you're actually pregnant. At last, a microscopic ball of cells to call your own.
You're having the symptoms -- morning sickness, bloating, missed period -- but you aren't sure if you're really pregnant. Four weeks is about the right time to take the pregnancy test and get an accurate diagnosis. Why? Read on to find out.
In week five, your fetus is about the size of a sesame seed! You're popping folic acid and trying to fight off morning sickness. Here's what you and your partner should know about this early stage of prengnancy.
During week six of your pregnancy, those cravings and bouts of morning sickness are in full swing! The good news? You might be able to hear your baby's heartbeat. What else can you expect when your little one is a half-inch long?
You're two-thirds of the way through your first trimester and really starting to feel -- if not actually look -- pregnant. At this point, you may also be experiencing some unpleasant side effects. But what exactly is going on during week nine?
By Week 10, if you were to look closely at your baby, you'd notice she doesn't look like a tadpole anymore. Her embryonic tail, at the bottom of the spinal cord, has disappeared and her rapidly developing spinal nerves have become visible. What else can you see?
Hopefully your morning sickness has started to subside and your energy level has increased. You might even be starting to see that "pregnancy glow." But you will be experiencing some new changes ahead. Let's take a look.
The day comes when you take a drive without a pit stop and get through a day without getting sick. Hopefully first-trimester symptoms are starting to ease up in week 12, leaving plenty of room for a new set of sensory experiences.
In week 13, pregnancy is probably starting to be a whole lot more fun. Lots of women find the middle months to be the easiest, with fewer unpleasant symptoms and new reasons to be excited. So what should you expect in this banner week of pregnancy?
You're rounding third on month four, and with just 25 waist-expanding weeks until the moment you've been waiting for, you might be feeling better than you have in some time. What should you expect in week 15?
This is a big week for baby mamas! You might find out your little one's gender, and you can also start feeling your baby's movements. Also, it's time to book that babymoon you've been dreaming about -- you deserve it.
Pregnancy is a strange and wonderful time at 17 weeks along. Sure, your gums are bleeding and you're dizzy all the time, but you've got life growing inside you! Find out what your little guy or gal is up to.
You're about to enter your third trimester of pregnancy, and with all the changes happening in your life and your body, you might feel overwhelmed. Take a moment to relax while reading our guide to being 20 weeks pregnant.
Here are some of the things you might be feeling, thinking about and wishing your partner knew as you head into week 23 of your pregnancy. And yes, the skin on your belly actually will stretch a little more.
By the time you hit 24 weeks, the novelty might be wearing off. Still, you're nearing the home stretch, and believe it or not, this may be the most comfortable you feel until after your love bug arrives. So what do you need to know?
Hello, 25 weeks! You're halfway through month six, and your baby's body is taking leaps and bounds toward the first breath, the first cry and the first grip on your finger. Motherhood is close. But what comes first?
If, up to now, you've barely been showing, week 27 could be your entry into the "obviously pregnant" zone. You're getting so close -- what should you expect during this transition between the second and third trimesters?
You're in the third trimester now, and your baby bump has swollen to a baby boulder! If you haven't decorated your nursery or picked out a baby name, it's time to get cracking. We've got a few more hints for moms at 28 weeks.
While you might be experiencing less-than-pleasant things such as constipation and swelling in your hands and feet, take a look at the exciting developments happening with your baby during your 29th week of pregnancy.
Welcome to the big 3-0 -- your 30th week of pregnancy, that is. You've got about 10 weeks to go until your baby arrives, so let's take a look at what's happening during the homestretch of your pregnancy.
Fasten your seatbelts, ladies: While you may carry to 42 weeks (or, Lord help you, beyond), "full term" is just six weeks off. That means in a month and a half, you've got the green light to give birth to that tiny person you're carrying around.
Feel like you just might burst? Hang in there: At week 32, you've got as little as five weeks until you're full-term, and just eight until you enter "overdue." You're nearing the end. And the beginning. And that baby is huge.
What's the mind-body experience you'll have at 33 weeks? Every kick helps you count down to the day you'll deliver your little acrobat. The nursery's ready, but there are still some things to think about and some important preparations to make.