One of the most awesome parts of life is the birth of new life in and of itself. Pregnancy is a goal of many couples, as they look to start a family and live the rest of their lives together. Approximately nine months pass before a baby is born, making the process no simplistic task for sure.
Many first time mothers aren’t prepared for the experience of being pregnant. It’s not just about the birthing process but the entire time a mother is carrying a child. There are so many milestones in the development of the child inside the mother and so many things to not only consider and adhere to during pregnancy but also to prepare for upon birth.
At the same time, it is a wonderful and life-changing experience to bring a child into the world. And that is only the beginning. Next comes raising your child!
But first, explore a few facts about pregnancy. Did you know that the synapses of the brain begin to form at around 17 weeks of pregnancy? The electrical activity of the brain is actually detectable within about six weeks of gestation.
Your child is going to physically develop all throughout pregnancy, but the last stages of pregnancy is when the actual majority of the baby’s physical development occurs.
At about eight weeks, the mother’s womb is about the size of a lemon. You have heard the term second trimester right? This refers to the time between weeks 13 and 28 of a woman’s pregnancy.
Were you aware that when pregnant, your uterus can actually grow and expand 20 times the size it is normally? There are indeed many marvels to pregnancy, and it is a beautiful thing to bring a child into this world. If you plan to get pregnant, prepare by learning all you can.