A little bleeding does not mean miscarriage, but contact your midwife if you are in pain.
During pregnancy, the body changes in many different ways. Heartburn and acid reflux are common. The risk of holes in the teeth increases during pregnancy. The gums bleed more easily. Even the hair quality can change.
Increased movements of the abdomen during pregnancy are also common, and the risk of fungi in the abdomen increases.
Sometimes there may be a little bleeding at about the time that the period would normally have come. Most often it is not dangerous, all the mucous membranes of the body bleed more easily than normal, but it can also be a warning of miscarriage.
If you experience bleeding that hurts, you should contact your midwife or maternity center.
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Try to move if you are able and able, walk or exercise, depending on how used you are to exercise. It is a great way to prepare your body for pregnancy, when you will now have more weight to carry.
The embryo is now big as a strawberry, about three centimeters and the feet are about two millimeters in size. The face starts to look human. The feeling develops and the embryo can already get hiccups sometimes.
The embryo may already be moving, but because it is so small, you cannot feel any movement yet.
Until this week, embryos for boys and girls look alike, but now it shows what gender the child will get. It depends on whether the sperm that fertilized the egg seven weeks ago contained an X or Y chromosome. The father thus decides the sex of the child, since the mother can only give X chromosomes. The combination of XY chromosomes becomes a boy, XX becomes a girl. Read more about how the genes determine sex and eye color.
The heart is now developed and beats at 155-195 beats per minute, twice as fast as an adult.
If you feel nausea, then endure – the worst is usually over within a few weeks.
Read our articles on good pregnancy diet – nutrition that you and the growing fetus need and tips on delicious mum drinks and snacks.
Calculate the date of birth and the week of pregnancy
When will the child come? How to calculate the approximate delivery date!
If you have regular menstruation at 28 day intervals, you can already use this old formula to calculate the month and day after the first missed period:
Starting from the first day of the last menses.
Subtract three months.
Add seven days.
You can get a more reliable date for the estimated birth at ultrasound at the midwife in week 17-20.
Not many babies are born exactly on the date of birth from the ultrasound. A full pregnancy lasts anywhere from 37 full weeks + 0 days to 41 full weeks + 6 days. Of all children in Sweden, 92 percent are born between week 37 + 0 and 41 + 6. About four percent are born before the week of pregnancy 38.
Therefore, you can get slightly different answers about “pregnancy week”
The fact that the calculations of the birth week can vary between different midwives is usually due to the first day of the last period when determining the duration of pregnancy, not after when the ovulation occurs because it depends entirely on the menstrual interval a woman has.
Different women have different distances between their periods: Some know that they usually have shorter menstrual cycles, others have a check that it is considerably longer between times, and again others have irregular periods.
If the pregnant woman knows about her own menstrual cycle, the midwife can sometimes correct her calculations accordingly. Regardless of what the men’s cycle looks like, ovulation occurs about 14 days BEFORE the next menstrual period, the first day.
This means that if you have had 35 day intervals between your last menstruation, the midwife can expect the ovulation to take place 21 days after the first day of the last menstrual period. If you normally have 28 days between your periods, then ovulation has occurred 14 days after the first day of the last period.
Thus, there may be slightly different calculations of your pregnancy week at the initial assessment.
Difficult? Yes, maybe, but at week 17-20 you will be more sure about the approximate birth day.