Expectant Mums

  • You are not officially pregnant yet!
  • You are considered pregnant from the first day of your last normal menstrual period. 
  • Your body is preparing for possible conception.
  • Ovulation and conception occurs.
  • Your baby’s gender, eye color, hair color, and many other features have already been determined.
  • Brain, spinal cord and heart begin to develop.
  • You might not experience any changes in your body. However, some women report mild cramping and increased vaginal discharge.
  • One of the earliest signs is a tingling feeling in your breasts.

      Tips to help you through the week:

  • It's never too early to start taking folic acid supplements
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Arm and leg buds begin to develop. 
  • During the fourth week of pregnancy, some women get food cravings.
  • Early pregnancy symptoms include:
  • Morning sickness
  • Tender breasts
  • Headaches
  • Baby’s heart beats at a steady rhythm.
  • The eyes, skeleton and ears structures are forming. 
  • 50% of women experience increased morning sickness.

        Tip to help you through the week:

  • Taking a dry cereal as soon as you wake up is a great idea!