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Pregnancy week by week, trimester by trimester ⠀⠀⠀⠀

Are you newly pregnant? Wondering what the next few months might look like?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pregnancy is dated 40 weeks and consists of three trimesters. Your due date is calculated from the first day of your last period although conception will have occurred in week 2 or 3. Sperm can live up to 7 days and your egg for 24 hours, actual conception might have occurred a few days after sex. If you are not pregnant yet, taking a test can lead to a mix of emotions. With a few exceptions, there is no such thing as a false positive. However if the test gives a negative result it could sometimes mean you have tested too early and maybe the next one will be positive. Week 5 is usually when people miss their period and realise they are pregnant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the first trimester, most of your baby’s development takes place so once you realise you are pregnant it’s then a good time to think about what you are eating and drinking. You may find you start to feel tired and unwell (usually between week 6 and 9) and if you live in a place like London, commuting every day in those early days can be tough.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Week 9 your embryo graduates to being a fetus. Week 12 you have your first scan and may be able to hear your baby’s heartbeat for the first time. This can feel like a huge sense of relief and after that, you will start to feel a lot better. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You will probably start telling people your big news and actually start to feel normal again as you enter the second trimester.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @jacky_rpunkt⠀⠀⠀

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