THROUGH THE WEEKS
is a very special time for both you and your partner.
Knowing what is happening to you and your growing
baby and also what are the dos and don’ts will
make this period enjoyable and memorable. The
information given herein may help you to reduce
you anxiety calmly and knowledgeably.Pregnancy
usually lasts for 40 weeks, calculated from the
first day of your last menstrual period. (LMP)
provided you have regular cycles.
If your LMP was on the 01-01-2000
Your expected Date of Delivery is 08-10-2000.i.e.:
9 month and 7 days OR 40 weeks OR 280 days later.
Though normal pregnancy may last from 37 weeks
– 42 weeks.
is divided in to 3 parts called “trimesters”
weeks 1 – 13
weeks 14 –
weeks -- 40
the sake of convenience, we have divided and discussed
pregnancy in terms of lunar months or 4-week periods.
Lunar months = 9 calendar month.
pregnancy will be divided as below
5 – 8
9 – 13
14 – 16
17 – 20
21 – 24
25 – 28
29 – 32
33 – 37
38 – 40
each of the above period, major issues and concerns
of pregnancy are highlighted;
of the important issues presented herein are:
development or the growth of your baby inside
and Emotional changes taking place in you.
Complaints - Problems.
about your regular visits to your Obstetrician
doctor who deals in pregnancy / women)(What about Gynaecologist ?-SD)