PregnancyPregnancyPregnancyPEnglishPregnancyPrenatalNANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NALanding PageCollection Hub<p>​​​​​On average pregnancy last for nine months and is divided into three trimesters. Each trimester brings its own distinct set of changes. Learn about the changes you will see in your body, and the week-by-week development of your baby. </p><p>​​​On average pregnancy last for nine months and is divided into three trimesters. Each trimester brings its own distinct set of changes, both physically and emotionally. Learn about the changes you will see in your body, and the week-by-week development of your baby. </p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">The pregnant mother</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Pregnancy lasts for nine months on average. 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. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=317&language=English">The pregnant mother</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=318&language=English">Confirming your pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=319&language=English">Pregnancy: The first month</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=320&language=English">Pregnancy: The second month</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=321&language=English">Pregnancy: The third month</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=322&language=English">Pregnancy: The fourth month</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=323&language=English">Pregnancy: The fifth month</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=324&language=English">Pregnancy: The sixth month</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=325&language=English">Pregnancy: The seventh month</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=326&language=English">Pregnancy: The eighth month</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=327&language=English">Pregnancy: The ninth month</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=334&language=English">The expecting father</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Fetal development</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>The unborn baby does most of their development in the first three months, and is basically fully formed by the end of the first trimester. Learn about the week-by-week development of your baby. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=328&language=English">Fetal development</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=329&language=English">The first trimester: Month one</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=330&language=English">The first trimester: Month two</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=331&language=English">The first trimester: Month three</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=332&language=English">The second trimester</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=333&language=English">The third trimester</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Health care in pregnancy</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Good health and nutrition are crucial to your baby’s development. Other important considerations include prenatal testing, exercise, staying away from harmful substances called teratogens, screening for infections and genetic testing if necessary. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=335&language=English">Health care in pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=336&language=English">Choosing a health care provider</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=337&language=English">Health care visits</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1989&language=English">Nutrition before and during pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1991&language=English">Pregnancy nutrition: How to ease digestive discomfort through diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1980&language=English">Food safety during pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=339&language=English">Exercise</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=340&language=English">Kick counts</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=341&language=English">Things to avoid during pregnancy: Teratogens</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=342&language=English">Prenatal testing</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=343&language=English">Genetic counselling</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Pregnancy complications</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find information about a number of complications that can arise during pregnancy, including nausea and vomiting, miscarriage, high blood pressure, infections, rhesus incompatibility, problems with the placenta and overdue pregnancy. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=346&language=English">Pregnancy complications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=347&language=English">Nausea and vomiting</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=348&language=English">Miscarriage</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=349&language=English">Ectopic pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=350&language=English">Rhesus hemolytic disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=516&language=English">Pregnancy-induced hypertension</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=351&language=English">Viral infections in pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=352&language=English">Bacterial infections in pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=353&language=English">Other infections in pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=354&language=English">Complications of the placenta</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=355&language=English">Complications of the umbilical cord and fetal membranes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=356&language=English">Overdue pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=357&language=English">Twins and multiple babies</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Maternal conditions and pregnancy</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>A variety of chronic illnesses can have an effect on your pregnancy. If you have a chronic illness, it is important to learn how it can affect you and your unborn baby, and what can be done to manage the condition during pregnancy. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=358&language=English">Maternal conditions and pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=359&language=English">Asthma</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=360&language=English">Cancer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=361&language=English">Diabetes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=362&language=English">Eating disorders</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=363&language=English">Epilepsy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=364&language=English">Heart disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=365&language=English">Phenylketonuria</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=366&language=English">Sickle cell anemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=367&language=English">Systemic lupus erythematosus</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=368&language=English">Thalassemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=369&language=English">Thyroid problems</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Problems with the baby: Birth defects</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Occasionally something goes wrong with a baby's development during pregnancy. Birth defects can be caused by things such as teratogens or genetic disorders, or could be unknown. Find information on different types of birth defects. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=370&language=English">Problems with the baby: Birth defects</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=341&language=English">Things to avoid during pregnancy: Teratogens</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=371&language=English">Neural tube defects</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=372&language=English">Heart problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=373&language=English">Digestive system problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=374&language=English">Lung problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=375&language=English">Kidney and bladder problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=376&language=English">Genital problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=377&language=English">Skeletal disorders</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=378&language=English">Eye problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=379&language=English">Ear problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=380&language=English">Cleft lip and cleft palate</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=381&language=English">Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=382&language=English">Neonatal abstinence syndrome</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Pregnancy loss</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>A pregnancy loss can happen through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth and therapeutic abortion. It is important to realize that losing a baby, regardless of when or how it happened, is difficult to deal with and that you will need time to grieve for your baby. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=383&language=English">Miscarriage</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=349&language=English">Ectopic pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=384&language=English">Stillbirth</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=385&language=English">Therapeutic abortion</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=386&language=English">Grief and loss</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Resources</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find resources about information such about cord blood banking and decision making during pregnancy. Also find information about informed consent, research and clinical trials. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=344&language=English">Cord blood banking</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=388&language=English">Decision-making in pregnancy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=389&language=English">Informed choice and informed consent</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=345&language=English">Pregnancy in teenagers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=390&language=English">Pregnancy resources</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=387&language=English">Research and clinical trials</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/pregnancy_landig_page.jpgPregnancy

 

 

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