Stages of pregnancy
HSE article for Stages of pregnancy
Weeks 0 to 12 of pregnancy is called the first trimester. Learn about the things you need to do and the physical and emotional changes you may experience during these weeks.
The second trimester is from weeks 13 to 28 of pregnancy. Learn about physical and emotional changes you may experience during this time.
The third trimester begins in week 28. Find out about preparations for birth and pregnancy-related conditions that may affect you during these weeks.
Babies learn in the womb through touch, sound, movement and taste. Looking after your own health and reducing your exposure to certain dangers helps to protect your baby's brain development.
The first 12 weeks of pregnancy is called the first trimester. Read a week-by-week guide on 0 to 8 weeks of pregnancy.
The first 12 weeks of pregnancy is called the first trimester. Read a week-by-week guide on 9 to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
The second trimester of pregnancy begins at week 13. Learn more about how your pregnancy develops from week 13 to 16.
You are still in the second trimester of pregnancy during week 17 to 20. By week 20 you are at the halfway point of your pregnancy. Learn more about how pregnancy is developing.
Your unborn baby is beginning to get into a pattern of sleeping and waking. Learn more about how your pregnancy develops from week 21 to 24.
25 to 28 weeks is the last stage of the second trimester. Learn more about how your pregnancy develops during these weeks.
You may be aware of lots of movements and they will usually be lying with their head pointing downwards by week 32. Learn more about how your pregnancy develops during these weeks.
As you approach the end of the third trimester, you may be gaining around 1lb a week and half of this will go to your unborn baby. Learn more about the developments from weeks 33 to 36.
In the final weeks of pregnancy, your baby is ready to be born. Learn about what happens from weeks 37 to 40.
Find out the changes to expect in your breasts during pregnancy, and what you can do to reduce the symptoms.
You will probably become aware of your baby's movements between 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. A baby's movements can be described as anything from a kick, flutter, swish or roll.