This is the video to watch to see the development of a healthy pregnancy belly week by week. It's a must-see life-affirming belly bump video picture series which has deservedly been watched over 80 million times!
We think that this video is a remarkable record of the stages of pregnancy weekly which add up to a full progress record month by month. It should re-assure mothers to be, on how their belly development will progress until birth. Do keep watching to see the delightful pictures of this ladies' baby.
The Story of the Amazing first 2 Weeks of the Development of Your Baby
The most wonderful experience that can happen to a woman is to be pregnant. It is a truly amazing process of life and being able to go through 9 months of carrying another living, breathing person inside of you will change you forever.
When you think about pregnancy, you think about 9 months. But you actually have to start from the first day of your last menstrual cycle. Women have no idea when they ovulate or conceive, but they do know when the first day of their last menstrual cycle occurred. Ovulation won't take place for another 2 weeks, so you may actually conceive during week 3.
If you are planning on becoming pregnant, now is the time to start getting your body ready. You need to start taking prenatal vitamins, which contain folic acid and iron (two very important nutrients for fetus development early in pregnancy).
Also, start tracking ovulation by taking your basal body temperature and watch for the signs.
Making Health Changes to Ensure that your Body is in the Best Shape
If you're trying to conceive (or think you might already be pregnant), start making health changes to ensure that your body is in the best shape for carrying and nurturing your baby. In addition to taking prenatal vitamins (with folic acid), these are the biggies: cut out alcohol, cigarettes, and any illegal or recreational drugs. You may also need to switch or stop taking some prescription and over-the-counter medications. So tell your doctor that you're trying to conceive and make sure any medications you're taking are safe for pregnancy.
Is it official yet? Not quite—but be assured that your body's got those baby-making mechanics well under way. After fertilisation, your ovaries start ramping up the production of progesterone, a hormone that prepares your uterus to host the newly fertilized egg, or zygote, that will live there for the next 38 weeks or so. via parents.com
Happy Baby Making! Now Let's Look at Week 2!
This is around the week of ovulation. You are now at the midpoint of your menstrual cycle (if you have a regular 28-day cycle), about to ovulate and are most likely to get pregnant. Your uterus has shed its lining and is preparing itself to house your fertilized egg. Your egg is ripening in one of your ovaries and is getting ready to be released.
A woman is truly fertile for about 4 days a month and this is determined by when she is ovulating. You need to keep track of your menstrual cycle, your basal temperature and the consistency of your cervical mucus. These will give you the best signs of when you are about to ovulate.
Prepare to have fun trying to make your baby! Watch the video above if you haven't already to see the healthy development of a pregnancy belly week by week.
Fashion Limbo and It's All About That Pregnant Belly!
Sooner or later, every pregnant woman enters that period of fashion limbo.
Right now, you're too big for your jeans but too small for maternity wear. So get creative: Thread a rubber band around your jeans button, through the buttonhole and back around the button again. You'll get a couple more weeks mileage out of your favourites that way. Or keep your skirt partially unzipped in the back and wear a blouse, sweater or jacket over it to hide the evidence.
When you're ready to venture into the world of maternity fashion, be savvy about your wardrobe. Buy as you grow, look beyond the maternity department for cute stuff that fits, and don't sacrifice your personal style! via whattoexpect.com
There’s a wide range of normal when it comes to baby bump size, even at 20 weeks. So don’t be concerned if your bump is bigger or smaller than the bump next door. Just remember that other factors like your size and shape, whether this is your debut pregnancy or you’ve already got one (or more) under your belt, and even genetics can dictate what your 20 weeks pregnant belly looks like and how you’re carrying. As always, check in with your doctor if you’re really worried, but try not to over-scrutinise.
All bumps are beautiful and normal, no matter how big or small. via whattoexpect.com
Pregnancy Belly Week by Week – Week #12
It's only been 12 weeks since your last period, but already your baby is fully formed: all organs, muscles, and bones are in place and the reproductive system is well on its way, too. From this point on, the fetus will continue to grow and mature at a fast pace. Your baby is also very active at this stage, but it's still too early for you to be able to feel the movement.
Up until now, you may have been enjoying keeping your little secret while you've had little or no bump to show for the new member of your family growing inside. But now, you've probably noticed that you're starting to thicken around your belly. If you've had any previous pregnancies, you'll start to bulge earlier than if this is your first time. Either way, just bear in mind that your bump is on its way!
As your belly starts to expand, it will stretch the muscles and ligaments and this may cause pain in the area. Seek advice from your healthcare professional if this becomes troublesome. via flo.health
Conclusion to Our Pregnancy Belly Week by Week Post
The images in our video above show how your pregnancy belly week by week grows and develops. Now let's sum up our view on all this.
When you're dealing with the physical changes brought on by pregnancy, a growing belly isn't the only obvious concern. There is a wider morphing process (literally) that takes place: hips expand, feet swell, breasts blow up and the entire shape of one's physique alters. Just when my fashion choices felt solidified in my expertise of my own body, that body changed on me. How could I now dress a body I hardly knew?
How could I pick out a garment meant to sit on an organism that was constantly changing in ways I couldn't control?
I ultimately had to give myself over to nature—what other choice did I really have? My body was transforming to welcome a child, and I felt nothing but gratitude for that miracle. My body is now home to what feels like my heart, my child. via www.self.com