Your breathing will become easier as the fetus orientation changes. It is now head down and bottom up as it drops and settles into the pelvic channel. This is referred to as lightening. As there is now less pressure on your upper abdomen it gives...

You continue to pick up weight weekly. The rapidly growing fetus now starts to push against your rib cage and organs. This could lead to rib and middle back pain, possibly referring pain into the front of your chest. The fetus pushing up into your rib cage...

A lot of skin stretching will have taken place by now, at least 90% to be precise. Not much stretching to go, your skin will be grateful. Your looser joints with the combination of the increase in weight may lead to lower back pain with...

To accommodate your growing fetus which would have doubled in size in the last four weeks, the uterus will now be the size of a watermelon resting above your belly button. As a result, your belly button will most probably pop. The uterus now pushes...

This month the fetus would have grown to the size of a melon. The fetus is growing quickly and gains on average 28 grams per day. From 21 weeks you will start to feel your little bundle’s arm punches and kicks in your womb. This...

By month four your hormones have, for the most part, settled into their new levels. You may start experiencing a feeling of butterflies or bubbles in your abdomen. This is known as quickening. These are the first fetal movements. How exciting! There is a real and noticeable...

Your body finally starts to settle and adjust to the influx of pregnancy hormones it has been dealing with. Nausea levels will start to decrease. However, moodiness and food aversions might continue. Your energy levels will start to return to normal. A glimmer of your...

As your pregnancy hormone levels continue to adjust nausea, vomiting and your sensitivity to specific foods will continue to increase. This is known by most people as the dreaded morning sickness. Fatigue and moodiness are likely to increase. This can leave you with lower energy...

The first month of your pregnancy is generally uneventful for most expecting mothers. Some women only know that they are pregnant once they have missed their period or after they have done a pregnancy test that is positive. For most women, the hormone hCG, which...