Week by Week Pregnancy in Details

First Trimester (Week 1 – Week 13) The first trimester is a period of major development for your foetus and of profound physical and emotional changes for you. You may realise that you are pregnant straight away, however many women will not realise they are pregnant until at least week four or five. This is one…

42 Weeks Pregnant

Welcome to a “post-term” pregnancy. If you’re reading this, you’re one of the rare moms-to-be who makes it to 42 weeks pregnant. Don’t let all those people asking you where your baby is and why you haven’t been induced make you feel like something’s wrong. Every mom-to-be and baby is different and your due date…

41 Weeks Pregnant

At week 41 of pregnancy, the anticipation might feel like it’s killing you, but rest assured that plenty of mother go past their due date and everything turns out just fine. You might actually be thankful to have had this extra time before dirty diapers and newborn feedings rule your world. Because of your baby’s extra…

40 Weeks Pregnant

After months of anticipation, your due date comes around, and you are still pregnant. It’s a frustrating but common situation in which you may find yourself. The birth may not be as overdue as you think, especially if you’re relying solely on a due date calculated from the day of your last period, as women…

39 Weeks Pregnant

Typical 39 weeks pregnant symptoms, the ones that aren’t signs labor is happening now, are similar to what you’ve been experiencing the past few weeks. At each of your weekly visits, your healthcare practitioner will do an abdominal examination to check your baby’s growth and position. An internal examination may also be done to see…

38 Weeks Pregnant

Increased mucus discharge at this stage is normal as your cervix softens and prepares for labour. As the baby moves into the birth canal many women will also experience increased pelvic pressure and back pain. Pregnancy massages and maternity belts may provide some relief for these discomforts. Swelling in your body, especially your feet, is…

37 Week Pregnant

At 37 weeks pregnant, symptoms can be confused with signs of labor.  A vaginal discharge which is slightly tinged with a little blood is an indication that labour is a few days away.  Call your healthcare practitioner immediately if you have heavier spotting or bleeding. Be on alert for any bleeding at this time. As…

36 Weeks Pregnant

At this stage of 36 weeks pregnant, you may feel your baby start to ‘drop’ down into your pelvis. This process is called ‘lightening’ and usually happens a few weeks before labour, especially if this is your first pregnancy. This process may increase pressure on your pelvis, which could cause some discomfort, especially when walking….

35 Weeks Pregnancy

Your uterus, now pushing up to under your rib cage, is crowding your other internal organs. You will probably feel the urge to urinate more frequently and suffer from heartburn and other gastrointestinal discomforts. Your baby should be moving head-down to your pelvis region, which will reduce pressure on your ribs, chest and lungs but…

34 Weeks Pregnant

Your body is under huge physical strain at this time and you are probably not getting enough rest with all the tossing and turning at night, so it is completely normal to feel fatigued. Take special care of yourself. Be careful not to stand up too quickly after sitting or lying down. Low blood pressure…