Pregnancy. Changes in the body of the woman month by month
One of the main curiosities that pregnant women have is to know how the development of the baby takes place week by week and how it is changing, evolving and growing. Therefore, ultrasound is a very special moment, since you can see your baby's movements through a monitor. There is a lot of informat
One of the main curiosities that pregnant women have is to know how the development of the baby takes place week by week and how it is changing, evolving and growing. Therefore, ultrasound is a very special moment, since you can see your baby's movements through a monitor. There is a lot of information about the changes of the baby inside the womb, but little is said about how the pregnant woman's gut evolves.
The belly of the pregnant woman month by month
The uterus of a woman increases ten times its size throughout the pregnancy and goes from weighing 60 grams to 1000 grams. This growth causes the displacement of other organs, the back curves backwards, the stomach and lungs move upwards. But, far from the discomfort or changes that it produces in a woman's body, the growth of the abdomen is the most evident evidence of pregnancy.
Month 1. The belly in the first month of pregnancy: Although the woman may already experience some symptoms of pregnancy such as nausea, dizziness or breast enlargement, the uterus has not yet grown enough to be visible. The embryo has the shape of a tadpole and does not measure more than a millimeter.
Month 2.The uterus in the second month of pregnancy: the changes in the body of the pregnant woman are still not appreciable for others but at the end of this period, the baby is already 1.9 centimeters tall, the uterus has begun to expand and has the size of a cluster of grapes.
Month 3.The body of the woman in the third month of pregnancy: The uterus begins to be palpated above the pubic line. At this time it is normal to feel sleepy and tired and have a great sensitivity in the chest. The baby is now 7 centimeters tall and an ultrasound will show the first images of the fetus.
Month 4.The gut in the fourth month of pregnancy: The uterus is the size of a small melon, if you palpate below the navel you will notice it. Its growth presses some blood vessels hindering blood circulation so you may feel swollen feet or small spider veins or varicose veins may appear. The baby is already 12 centimeters tall and his head is much larger than the body.
Month 5.Growth of the belly in the fifth month of pregnancy: the uterine fundus has reached the height of the navel. The waist has widened and the pregnancy is totally evident. The baby measures about 20 centimeters. In week 20 of pregnancy one of the most important ultrasounds of pregnancy is performed as they will discard or diagnose possible malformations and confirm the sex of the baby.
Month 6.The gut of the pregnant woman in the sixth month: The uterus, which has continued to grow during the last weeks, already exceeds the navel line by 4 centimeters. The baby measures about 30 centimeters and is surrounded by half a liter of amniotic fluid. He still has room to move and rotate on himself inside the womb. At this stage of pregnancy you will notice your kicks.
Month 7. Your body in the seventh month of pregnancy: the uterus is 11 centimeters above the navel. The increase in the volume of the uterus causes the stomach and bowel to move, favoring the appearance of the annoying burning and acidity of pregnancy. The baby already measures around 40 centimeters.
Month 8. The belly in the eighth month of pregnancy: the uterine height is 34 centimeters. The uterus has grown so much in these weeks that it has displaced the lungs upwards, this makes you feel fatigued when making small efforts, since the lung capacity is lower. The baby is between 45 and 59 centimeters and has little room to move. At this stage of pregnancy, an ultrasound can only show you in parts.
Month 9. Growth of the gut in the ninth month of pregnancy: the uterus has reached the height of the ribs and the fundus is about 40 centimeters from the pubis. Pregnancy has reached its final stretch, at this time the erasure or shortening of the cervix and dilation of the birth canal to allow the delivery of the baby will occur.
Once the baby is born, the uterus progressively returns to its initial state. Little by little you will recover your figure but this will be a process that can take up to 12 months.