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The First Trimester

In this section, we will present information week by week about how your baby is growing, symptoms that you may be experiencing, thoughts to consider and tips for a healthy pregnancy.

Week 1

Welcome to week one!

Even though we call this the first week of pregnancy, you are not actually pregnant.

This might sound a bit confusing, but your pregnancy will be initially dated based on the first day of your last period. Which means that week one is the week of your period when your body is developing a follicle and before you ovulate (release an egg). You may be hoping that this is the month you will achieve a pregnancy!

Even though we call this the first week of pregnancy, you are not actually pregnant.

How my Baby Grows

Symptoms Mama may Feel or Experience

Thoughts to Consider

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Dr. Cheryl Sharp,
Certified Nurse Midwife
Chief Content Officer