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Information for Each Month of Pregnancy
How your baby has grown
Height: 0.2cm / Weight: 0.4g
① The moment when the sperm and egg unite in one of your fallopian tubes and succeed in fertilization, a new life is born. The fertilized egg moves through the Fallopian tubes and repeats the cell division. This is called an embryonic period. The egg is being implanted on the uterus wall in 7 to 10 days to gradually grow.
② Your baby has yet to take a human form. 5 days after the implantation, the neural tubes that become the spinal cord, and tissues that will form a body’s main organs such as the heart, blood vessels, muscles and internal organs are created sequentially. Your baby's delicate skin is now protected by soft and tender cilia tissues, which absorb the accumulated nutrition in the uterus membrane and transfer it to your baby. This becomes the basis of the placenta.
How your baby's body changes
You feel almost nothing.
If your period cycle is 28 days, the egg discharged from the ovary during an ovulatory phase, which is 14 days after the first day of your last period, unites with the sperm in one of your fallopian tubes to fertilize. In this period, the implantation is yet to occur and you rarely feel a change in your body. Despite their being no external changes, however, some sensitive women may show symptoms similar to a cold from which they feel chilly, feverish or a bit drowsy.
① Detect your pregnancy at home with a home pregnancy test kit. When it comes to pregnancy detection, the sooner the better so that you can be more cautious in your physical movements. Buy a pregnancy test kit from a pharmacy nearby to take a pregnancy test at home.
A pregnancy test kit works by testing the pregnancy hormone hCG, which is discharged in urine when pregnant. Drop the first urine in the morning onto the stick-type reagent to check if you are pregnant or not. Although it is testable 7 days after fertilization, the concentration of hormones varies in people and you may test negative if your pregnancy is in the earliest stage.
② Unless your period starts a week after your normal starting date, go see a doctor. If your period does not start and you feel like your body and mind scream ‘pregnant,’ you should go and see an obstetrician to be examined accurately. Before you go to the hospital, make sure to bring your health insurance card and wear a top and bottom just in case for an internal examination. Wearing a long skirt rather than pants is recommended. It is advised that you make a note of the starting date of your last period, intervals, temperature changes, and medication details if you take an effective diagnosis within a short period of time.
What You Should Do
① Eat regularly. The nutrition and oxygen that are needed for a baby during this period come from the mother. For your baby’s sake, you should be more cautious about what and how you eat. Eat three regular meals for your own health and your baby’s normal growth.
② Avoid crowded places. Avoid places like department stores and movie theaters to prevent yourself from being infected with influenza or rubella virus. Consider not taking public transportation during rush hour if you are a stay-at-home mom.
③ Always put pregnancy first. You may accidentally expose yourself to risky environments as you may not know that you are pregnant. Similarly, if you plan to be pregnant, avoid taking medications, X-ray examinations and CT scans after the date of the ovulation day until the next expected date.