The pregnant motherTThe pregnant motherThe pregnant motherEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemNAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC00290.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth look at what you, as an expecting mother, will undergo during pregnancy. The three trimesters of pregnancy are discussed.</p><p>You are entering into an exciting period of your life. Pregnancy is filled with physical and emotional ups and downs, and each trimester brings its own share of issues and concerns. Knowing what is happening to you and your developing baby will help you to enjoy and appreciate the changes that occur during this special time. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Take a pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy as soon as possible after you have missed one period.</li> <li>If you are taking any medications or working with chemicals, some of them may be hazardous to your baby.</li> <li>The nine months of pregnancy are divided into three trimesters of three months each.</li></ul>
La femme enceinteLLa femme enceinteThe pregnant motherFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemNAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC00290.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Un regard détaillé sur ce que vous vivrez en tant que future maman. Cette section contient de l’information sur les trois trimestres de la grossesse.</p><p>Vous vous préparez à vivre l’une des périodes les plus exaltantes de votre vie. La grossesse regorge de péripéties physiques et émotionnelles et chaque trimestre apporte son lot de questions et de préoccupations. Sachant ce qui se passe dans votre corps et dans celui de votre bébé en développement, vous pourrez comprendre les changements inhérents à cette période spéciale.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Passez un test de grossesse aussitôt que vous notez l’absence de menstruations afin de confirmer que vous êtes enceinte.</li> <li>Si vous prenez des médicaments ou que vous travaillez avec des produits chimiques, certains pourraient être dangereux pour votre bébé.</li> <li>Les neuf mois de votre grossesse sont divisés en trois trimestres. </li></ul>

 

 

The pregnant mother317.000000000000The pregnant motherThe pregnant motherTEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemNAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC00290.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth look at what you, as an expecting mother, will undergo during pregnancy. The three trimesters of pregnancy are discussed.</p><p>You are entering into an exciting period of your life. Pregnancy is filled with physical and emotional ups and downs, and each trimester brings its own share of issues and concerns. Knowing what is happening to you and your developing baby will help you to enjoy and appreciate the changes that occur during this special time. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Take a pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy as soon as possible after you have missed one period.</li> <li>If you are taking any medications or working with chemicals, some of them may be hazardous to your baby.</li> <li>The nine months of pregnancy are divided into three trimesters of three months each.</li></ul><p>It is important that you take a pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy as soon as possible after you have missed one period. Your baby’s most important organs and structures develop in the first few weeks of pregnancy. The earlier you confirm the pregnancy, the sooner you can take the steps to properly care for yourself, to ensure your baby’s health. If you are taking any medications or working with chemicals, some of them may be hazardous to your baby. The sooner you know that you are pregnant, the earlier you can avoid using these substances. </p><p>The nine months of pregnancy are divided into three trimesters of three months each. Each trimester brings its own distinct set of changes, both physically and emotionally. If you do not experience all of the symptoms of pregnancy in each trimester, don’t worry! Each pregnancy is different, and each woman’s body responds in a unique way. The Pregnancy Babies Resource Centre counts the weeks of pregnancy starting with the date of the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period, which is estimated to be about two weeks before the date of conception. When counted this way, pregnancy will last a total of 40 weeks. </p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Pregnancy Timeline</span><div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=Pregnancy_timeline_MED_ANI_EN.swf" </div> </figure> <p>In this section, you will learn about the changes you will go through, both physically and emotionally, during pregnancy. Information about what to expect at medical visits, and what concerns to look out for, is also provided.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/the_pregnant_mother.jpgThe pregnant mother

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