By pregnancy week 9, your baby is well established in the womb. But there is still a risk of miscarriage so hold off on telling your wider circles of friends and family for another 3 weeks. You may find that the racing pregnancy hormones cause mood swings and/or fatigue – lots of exercise and good nutrition should help you stabilize these symptoms. Find out more about other developments and symptoms here.
The Pregnancy Symptoms Calendar
Exploring each of the pregnancy weeks
Pregnancy is a time of rapid physical change - both for your body and your growing baby - it can be hard to keep up with the stages of pregnancy week by week. But, don’t worry, we’re here to help!
Welcome to our handy calendar, where we’ll give you information on symptoms and your baby’s development, as well as helpful tips and checklists each week from the very first week of pregnancy through to when you’re finally ready to deliver.
Created by moms, for moms, we explain the different stages of pregnancy week by week and make sense of the doctor speak!
Simply click on any of the weeks below and we’ll do our very best to tell you all you need to know about pregnancy at that stage.
At 10 weeks pregnant, your baby is about the size of a small lime. He or she is developing rapidly and your body is hard at work. This can mean that mood swings and fatigue continue. You may also still have early pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness to contend with, which can make things super tough. Cheer yourself up by reading about your baby’s developments and changes.
By the time you’re 11 weeks pregnant, you’ll most probably notice your waistline thickening, even though you’re not actually “showing” yet. Your baby is almost completely formed and the rest of your pregnancy will be spent developing systems and organ functions – as well as getting much, much bigger! Find out more about the symptoms and developments in pregnancy week 11 here.
Pregnancy week 12 is one of the most exciting milestones for many expectant parents. At the end of week 12 (when you’re 3 months pregnant), the chance of miscarriage reduces significantly, which is why it’s recommended that you wait until this stage before announcing your pregnancy. The moment has finally arrived! How will you share your exciting news?
At the end of this week, you’ll have completed your first trimester of pregnancy. And, almost overnight, your belly may “pop out” and you’ll begin to show. Hopefully, most of the unpleasant symptoms of trimester one are behind you and you can look forward to glowing skin and a burst of energy in the second trimester. What other developments can you expect in week 13 of pregnancy?
By pregnancy week 14, your baby is about the size of a lemon. And, if you weren’t showing last week, you’ll almost certainly be sporting a little round belly in week 14 (although every woman is different!). Your baby is quickly developing and almost all of his or her organs are now fully functional. Find out more about pregnancy week 14 here.
At pregnancy week 15, women often experience bleeding gums because of the hormones and increased blood flow. It can be a really good idea to book a trip to the dentist around this time to make sure your dental health’s okay. What other symptoms and developments should you expect at 15 weeks pregnant?
Another exciting pregnancy milestone arrives at 16 weeks pregnancy. You may be able to find out your baby’s gender at an ultrasound (just don’t be too disappointed if he or she gets shy and hides from the camera!). Have you and your partner decided whether to find out or keep Baby’s gender a surprise? What other symptoms and developments happen at this stage of pregnancy?
Week 17 of pregnancy is the beginning of a wonderful stage for many women. The uncomfortable symptoms of the first trimester wear off, your skin glows, and your hair grows quickly and shines with health. Your baby is also in an intense stage of growth. Read more about the symptoms and developments here.
During pregnancy week 18, your baby (and your belly!) continue to grow rapidly and you may need to invest in some maternity clothes if you haven’t already. You should also make sure you’re staying active and eating well. Read more about your symptoms and your baby’s development when you’re 18 weeks pregnant here.