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Your Pregnant Body Month by Month


Updated July 17, 2014

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Pregnancy Month One
Newly pregnant belly - 6 weeks
Photo © M. Schmidt
You've barely missed your period, if at all yet. Most of what happens this month is thought about in hind sight. This is why it's important to act pregnant before you actually conceive.

Physical Changes in Pregnancy

  • As your last period starts you are not pregnant.
  • After ovulation, the egg and sperm join and begin the journey to the uterus.
  • As you miss your first period, or even a few days before, you may begin to suspect you are pregnant.
  • Take a pregnancy test.

Emotional Mom

  • The two week wait from ovulation until you can take a pregnancy test may be emotionally draining.
  • If you have been planning a pregnancy, you may feel slightly bewildered that your emotions fluctuate between joy and fear over the up coming pregnancy.

Pregnancy Month One

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