The stirrings of new life have begun! The first month of your pregnancy officially begins at the start of your last menstrual period – before you’ve even conceived! Find out about what happens in your body from the moment of conception to the end of the first month of pregnancy.
Your Pregnancy Month by Month
Do you know what to expect in each month of your pregnancy? Well, you'll have the next nine months to find out! But, if you want to know a little about the changes your body will go through and the symptoms you're likely to experience, we're here to help.
Scroll through our month by month guide to pregnancy and, right from the first month of pregnancy, we'll help you:
- Find out which symptoms are normal and which could be cause for concern.
- Get lots of advice on how to stay healthy and comfortable throughout your pregnancy.
- Pick up some great tips on things you can do to prepare for your new baby.
- Find out about the growth and development of your baby during each of the pregnancy months.
When you’re one month pregnant (between 4 and 8 weeks) you may start to notice some of the earliest symptoms of pregnancy. From tingling nipples to morning sickness, find out all about the symptoms and developments here.
At two months pregnant, you c an expect to start experiencing many of the symptoms of early pregnancy. Hormones are super active and can cause fatigue, cramps, morning sickness, and more. Find out more about what to expect when you’re two months pregnant here.
When you’re three months pregnant, your baby will be going through a rapid period of development and, by the end of this month, will be about the size of an avocado. Many women find the symptoms at this stage of pregnancy uncomfortable and exhausting. Find out more about what to expect at 3 months pregnant here.
By four months pregnant, your belly will be showing and you will have told most of your friends and family you’re expecting – exciting times! Many of the tiring and uncomfortable symptoms of early pregnancy will wear off, too, and you should have a burst of productive energy. Find out more about what to expect when you’re four months pregnant here.
At 5 months pregnant, your baby should be very active in the womb. You should also be feeling pretty active – an energy boost called “the nesting instinct kicks” in and sets you to cleaning like crazy! Find out more about symptoms and developments between weeks 20 and 24.
At six months pregnant, you’ll probably start to experience some uncomfortable symptoms. It may seem backward, but staying active is one of the best ways to fight them off. Find out more about what to expect between weeks 25 and 28 here.
At 7 months pregnant, you’re entering the final trimester and the countdown to delivery begins! Find out more about symptoms and developments between week 29 and week 32 of pregnancy here.
At 8 months pregnant your body will begin to prepare for labor and delivery. But there’s still a lot of development going on inside the womb. You may be feeling anxious and uncomfortable and it’s essential you give yourself plenty of rest. Find out more about what to expect between pregnancy weeks 33 and 36 here.
At nine months pregnant, your baby is nearly ready to be born (in fact, he or she will be full term at 38 weeks!). What can you expect at 9 months pregnant? What are the symptoms? How will you know when labor is finally starting?