Being a mother, is the best experience a lady ever had! It makes you feel as now you are going to, make a new life live. Pregnancy is a natural process but gets complicated for first time mothers. Today, we will be providing you some of the common information which might help yo to stay free and normal. We will discuss in this article mainly for “Pregnancy information for first time Mothers”.
Pregnancy is a very beautiful stage in a women’s life which must be enjoyed fully. Many women get depressed and stressed due to some common thinkings which are like; O my god, will I be able to pass it successfully, who will be caring me now , it’s very critical stage bla bla.
These are really very stupid questions! You are the only being now, who can feel the changes in you; not even you doctor or the husband can completely understand this. As a fact, you are the only one who can care the best for you now.
Pregnancy is a very exciting phase, when a life is slowly originating inside you. This time, the eagerness to know the baby formation, its development, how it gets nutrients etc are very common.
The very exciting thing about pregnancy is; just take a laptop and search the baby in womb of the week as you are going on; like 6 or 8 weeks. When you see the image of developing fetus on-screen, feel as this is your developing baby! Isn’t it very exciting.
Mechanism of Baby formation during pregnancy:-
When you conceive, only a sperm is allowed to fertilize your ovum. When the ovum is fertilized with sperm; it slowly takes the form of an embryo. At this time, your menstrual cycle temporarily gets stopped as the endometrial lining is not allowed to be broken now.
The first sign of pregnancy is missing dates of pregnancy. At the 4 weeks, the pregnancy is diagnosed. Week wise the embryo gets developed and after 8 weeks it gets converted into a fetus and starts developing.
Following are the information of baby formation stage-wise:-
It is very interesting to know how your unborn baby develops, how its body parts and senses develop. Let us know it week wise.
0-8 weeks pregnant-
Three weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period, your fertilized egg moves slowly along the fallopian tube towards the womb. Find out what happens next.
9-12 weeks pregnant-
By now the face is slowly forming, and the eyes are more obvious and have some color in them. You might still be feeling tired and sick, but this should clear up soon. Find out what else happens in the third month of pregnancy.
13-16 weeks pregnant-
At 14 weeks, the baby is about 85mm long from head to bottom. If you have been feeling sick and tired, you will probably start to feel better when you are around 13 or 14 weeks pregnant.
17-20 weeks pregnant-
Your baby’s body grows bigger so that the head and body are more in proportion and the baby doesn’t look so top-heavy.
21-24 weeks pregnant-
When you are 24 weeks pregnant, the baby has a chance of survival if it is born. Most babies born before this time cannot live because their lungs and other vital organs are not developed enough.
25-28 weeks pregnant-
Your baby may begin to follow a pattern for waking and sleeping. Very often this is a different pattern from yours, so when you go to bed at night, the baby may wake up and start kicking.
29-32 weeks pregnant-
By about 32 weeks the baby is usually lying with its head pointing downwards, ready for birth.
33-36 weeks pregnant-
Your baby’s bones are starting to harden now, even though the skull bones will stay soft and separated to make the journey through the birth canal easier.
37-40 weeks pregnant-
The amniotic fluid now turns into waste, called meconium, in the baby’s intestines, and the soft hair (lanugo) that covered your baby’s body is now almost all gone.
How your unborn baby gets nutrition in womb?
It is a very surprising question, your baby is not eating or drinking something orally; so how it must be getting the nutrition. When the embryo is attached to your body, it is preserved with amniotic sac and other parts that keeps the developing fetus safe.
A thread kind of structure called umbilical cord is attached to the baby’s navel which connects placenta through which the developing fetus receives its nutrition and is also the passage to flush urine and wastes.
Pregnancy information for first time Mothers
During pregnancy, one of the most bewildering question that tickles every women’s mind; is what to and what to not.
Do’s and Dont’s during pregnancy:-
Here, we will be telling you some of the common things that should be followed for a healthy pregnancy.
- Go with morning and evening walk; after 5 months start increasing the walk timing like 20 minutes to 1/2 hour.
- Green leafy vegetables, colorful fruits etc are very good and contributes in healthy pregnancy.
- Nuts and cashews are good, but being warm in nature those can damage your fetus. During 1st trimester take these in limited amount.
- Folic acid and Iron are the the major compounds that must be in your diet.
- French beans, orange, cabbage, mango, coconut water etc are very good for expecting mothers.
- Instead of heavy meals; go with mini meals. Try to eat some light food every hour, it will ensure a healthy pregnancy.
- Keep yourself stress-free and happy; always remember when you smile your baby smiles, and when you turn sad your baby cries.
- Pineapple and Papaya are the two things that must be avoided.
- Pani puri, chaat etc like food can damage the fetus.
- For the 1st trimester, you need to keep a strict eye on your health and diet.
- Gowns, loose-fitting cloths, trousers etc like cloths should be used during pregnancy. You should be comfortable with your clothing as well.
- During pregnancy, don’t take any extra medicine without consulting your doctor.
These were some of the common things which must be known by a pregnant women. Take care and live well!
She is a learner and health conscious person. She is always interested in seeking knowledge regarding Ayurveda, herbal medicine and Yoga to cure any health ailments naturally.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine and interested in Naturopathy.