Happy, yes, but. Pregnant. I. Am. Pregnant. I AM PREGNANT. That sounds rather unusual ... but sensational, no?
Baby side: a heart that beats
This is the beginning of the establishment of organs: organogenesis. The heart tube (future heart of your baby) starts to beat from the 23rd day and the vital organs continue to be put in place. "Sketches" of the upper limbs appear. The digestive tract is outlined, as well as the vertebral column and the pulmonary and abdominal cavities. The eyes, the nose and the mouth are revealed little by little in a head that now represents about a quarter of the length of his body. The embryo is bathing and now lives in a pocket containing the amniotic fluid.
At the end of the fourth week, the embryo measures 4-5 mm and weighs less than one gram. Its form of small tadpole is visible on ultrasound.
Mom's future side: and you feel a little "thing"
Six weeks have passed since the beginning of your last period, and that's the end of your first month of pregnancy. Your body is now overwhelmed with unusual hormones. They ensure that the growing embryo finds the best conditions to develop well. Only a small number of women already feel that they are pregnant.
Other symptoms such as nausea, roller coaster sensations, fatigue, tension in the breasts and tightness in the lower abdomen appear in many women during the first phase of pregnancy. While annoying, these transformations are however normal. What if you slow down the pace?
Losses, or what? You are a little worried because your vaginal secretions are more important. Nothing more normal in your condition, do not worry. In fact, these losses protect your vagina from infections. Similarly, if you have tugging in the lower abdomen, do not panic: the ligaments that support your uterus move to accommodate the new size of your pelvis.
Medical question: can the midwife follow your pregnancy?
Yes. From the first medical check-up to birth to ultrasounds and various birth preparations, the midwife can follow your pregnancy if you do not have an illness. And if, during your pregnancy, medical problems occur, she would take the advice of the doctor.
Make an appointment with your gynecologist to ensure that the egg is properly located in the uterus. He will also prescribe laboratory tests.
Since you are in medical appointments, go and visit your dentist to make sure that everything is fine on the side of your teeth (no cavities) and your gums (the presence of untreated periodontal disease) may eventually lead to premature delivery).
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