Weeks of pregnancy: advice on health and nutrition, what happens to your body in the nine months and the fetus, exams, appointments
Pregnancy week after week
Expecting a baby does not mean being sick. Indeed, many are feeling even better than before, especially starting in the second quarter. Given this, it is right and advisable for all nine months take better care of yourself and follow a lifestyle that is as healthy as possible. Then there are checks to be carried out, small precautions to be taken and some information that is useful to have to live the extraordinary waiting period without fear.
You will find everything in this new one pregnancy guide week after week.
In this article
First trimester of pregnancy – Weeks 1-13
The conversion table between months and weeks of pregnancy
- First month: from the first day of the last menstruation up to 4 weeks + 3 days (0w – 4w + 3).
- Second month: from 4 weeks + 4 days to 8 weeks + 5 days (4w + 4 – 8w + 5).
- Third month: from 8 weeks + 6 days to 13 weeks + 1 day (8w + 6 – 13w + 1).
- Fourth month: 13 weeks + 2 days to 17 weeks + 4 days (13w + 2 – 17w + 4).
- Fifth month: 17 weeks + 5 days to 21 weeks + 6 days (17w + 5 to 21w + 6).
- Sixth month: 22 weeks + 0 days to 26 weeks + 2 days (22w – 26w + 2).
- Seventh month: 26 weeks + 3 days to 30 weeks + 4 days (26w + 3 – 30w + 4).
- Eighth month: from 30 weeks + 5 days to 35 weeks + 0 days (30w + 5 – 35w).
- Ninth month: 35 weeks + 1 day to 40 weeks + 0 days (35w + 1 – 40w).
How to calculate the weeks of pregnancy?
The answer of Dr. Beatrice Brambilla of STUDIO INTRECCIO TREVIGLIO, multidisciplinary study of personal services. Facebook page -> facebook.com/studiointreccio
1-5 Week 1 to 5 of pregnancy
Menstruation does not come: amenorrhea is a so-called “symptom of probability”, since when pregnancy begins, menstruation no longer appears.
It is not the only one. Among the most common symptoms:
- menstruation delay
- small blood loss
- more sensitive breasts
- darker nipples
- sensitivity to odors
- very hungry
- hard and swollen belly
- tension in the lower abdomen
- urge to pee
- sudden changes in mood
- nasal congestion
However, these signs are not enough to believe that the conception has occurred, but it suggests to carry out the pregnancy test. Come on, do it now!
Read all about 1-5 weeks of pregnancy
6 Sixth week of pregnancy
It can happen that you feel a little low in tone in the first few weeks of pregnancy and not being able to understand why, even though expecting a baby was just what you wanted. The responsibility is to be attributed both to the new hormonal structure, to which the body must adapt, and to the doubts, questions, fears that understandably arise in the face of a change such as that of becoming a mother.
As soon as the pregnancy test is positive, there is a lot of anxiety to have a visual confirmation of the presence of the baby with ultrasound. Calculated that the pregnancy test is usually done between the fourth and fifth week and calculated the time to make an appointment with the gynecologist, the most impatient they do the first ultrasound around the sixth week of pregnancy.
The sixth week ultrasound
It is a transvaginal ultrasound that allows you to see:
Can also be felt the heartbeat.
Read all about the sixth week of pregnancy and the first visit to the gynecologist when a pregnancy is discovered.
7 Seventh week of pregnancy
For about half of women the first period of pregnancy is characterized by the annoying onset of nausea accompanied by vomiting, especially in the morning. Are you among them too?
Good habits / anti-nausea remedies
- eat little and often
- prefer salty and dry foods, such as crackers or rusks
- do not associate liquid and solid foods
- drink sparkling water
- avoid coffee, tea, juices and foods that are very fatty or have strong flavors
- no smoking and alcohol (and not just for nausea
- chew for a long time
and avoiding coffee, tea, too fatty or flavorful foods, other small habits can help relieve nausea. Here are some of them:
- Do not sit too long to avoid compressing the stomach, especially after eating.
- Don’t lie down with a full stomach.
- When you can, do it long walks, in places where the air is clean and fresh: in addition to facilitating digestion, it helps to distract you and not think too much about nausea.
- Avoid long car journeys, as well as closed and crowded places, where the air easily stagnates.
- No to unpleasant smells. Obviously the list is subjective, but once you have identified the smells that are most annoying to you, stay away!
Natural remedies for nausea
- anti-nausea bracelets
- rehydrating popsicles and products such as citrosodine or bioketase
Read all about nausea and what happens in the seventh week of pregnancy
Hyperemesis gravidarum is not a “simple” malaise, but a disabling disorder which, due to repeated vomiting, can prevent the expectant mother from eating properly and living a normal life. Therapy includes lifestyle changes, medications, and possibly psychological support. In severe cases, hospitalization is required.