Every month a woman who`s reproductive system is correctly working gets a monthly notice.
This is her menstrual cycle, the shedding of the lining of the uterus which is basically blood released from the vagina. The bleeding lasts on an average 3 to 5 days, but sometimes commonly may last a little longer. In the first half of the cycle, levels of estrogen (a female hormone) will begin to increase. Estrogen is what makes the lining of the uterus grow and get thicker. The lining of the uterus is a region that will carry the embryo if a pregnancy is to occur. At just about day 14 of an average 28day cycle, the egg will leave the ovary, this is ovulation. Eventually after the egg leaves the ovary, it will travel down the fallopian…show more content… Take the time now, while you 're feeling better and your energy is up, to start planning for your baby 's arrival. During the second trimester, your baby is growing quickly.
Between your 18th and 22nd week of pregnancy you 'll have an ultrasound so your doctor can see how your baby is progressing. You also can learn the sex of your baby, unless you 'd rather be surprised. Although you should be feeling better now, big changes are still taking place inside your body.
The Third Trimester
The third trimester begins in week 28 of pregnancy and lasts until you give birth, which may be around week 40 of pregnancy . It’s likely that labor will start a couple of weeks earlier or later, at least 50 percent of all babies are latecomers. If you do make it to (or past) week 40, you can try a few tricks to naturally induce labor on your own . But once you reach week 42 of pregnancy , you’ll be overdue, at which point your doctor will induce labor if it doesn’t begin on its own. Your little one will get a whole lot larger in the third trimester, growing from about
2 1/2 pounds and 16 inches long in week 28 of pregnancy to between 6 and 9 pounds and 19 to
22 inches long in week 40. Indeed, your baby is growing fast, don 't be surprised if this