What to Expect in Each Trimester
For many women, a typical pregnancy lasts 40 weeks—starting from the first day of
your last normal period. Even though 40 weeks may not seem like a lot of time, women
experience a number of pregnancy symptoms along the way. Pregnancy is grouped into
three trimesters as your baby continues to grow.
Learn more about what to expect during pregnancy by matching the symptom to the trimester.
Keep in mind, though, every woman is different and so is each pregnancy.
Numb or tingling hands
Morning sickness: Some women may experience an upset stomach with or without vomiting.
Extreme tiredness: As your body begins to change, it’s important to make changes to your routine such
as eating frequent small meals and getting enough quality sleep.
Stretch marks: You might begin to notice these changes around your breasts, stomach, and legs as
your body continues to grow and expand.
Numb or tingling hands: Also known as carpal tunnel syndrome, woman may experience this symptom midway through
their pregnancy as the baby continues to grow.
Contractions: Many women experience real or false labor pains.
Trouble sleeping: The baby is getting bigger and putting more pressure on your organs, which may interfere
with your ability to sleep well.