Pregnancy is usually measured in months, while doctors and midwives use weeks. How to find your way around? Here is a table to quickly evaluate the correspondence between weeks and months of gestation.
We are used to thinking about pregnancy in terms of months, while gynecologists and midwives measure it in weeks: a more precise method, considering that the length of weeks is fixed (7 days), while that of months is not.
The three quarters of pregnancy:
- First trimester: 0 to 13 weeks;
- Second trimester: 13 to 26 weeks;
- Third trimester: 26 to 40 weeks
First trimester Tips
What happens to the body in the first trimester of pregnancy? After all, this is the most saturated period of fetal development.
It happened from 4 to 6 weeks, and at the same time, you probably felt the first signs of toxicity: nausea, constant drowsiness, increased salivation and irritability. It is still difficult to predict how pregnancy will develop, but it is important to remember that now your body has a new life, which should be trepidated to protect.
To begin with, you should give up your bad habits – quit smoking if you haven’t had time to do so yet, and stop drinking alcohol. However, if a couple of glasses of wine were on your menu shortly before you found out you were pregnant, there’s nothing wrong with that, so don’t panic.
Also, it is worth visiting a gynecologist and make an ultrasound – see the heartbeat of the embryo and get your first photo of the future baby. Many state clinics prefer not to make an ultrasound before the first screening, but the ultrasound procedure itself is not harmful to the crumbs, so it is better to “overdo it” and make sure that everything corresponds to the time limit.
By 12 weeks you should definitely decide where to get on the record and pass one of the most exciting and important events in pregnancy – a screening study for 11-13 weeks, which includes a detailed ultrasound and double hormone test (measurement of human chorionic gonadotropin and placental protein associated with pregnancy).
Finally, viral diseases should be avoided, although it is not uncommon for a pregnant woman to feel all signs of malaise at this point – 5-6 weeks. On the one hand, this is a perfectly normal story, because the pregnancy provokes physiological immunosuppression, on the other hand, it is very important to ensure that the fever does not rise and not to engage in self-treatment.
Even the most harmless drugs in “normal life” can harm the barely formed embryo. Nevertheless, remember that 80% of pregnancies begin with a “cold” and end with a safe delivery on time, and therefore should not exacerbate the situation.