Nameberry Pregnancy 101: Your week by week guide

February 13, 2018 Pamela Redmond

by Emma Waterhouse/Nameberry

All aboard the emotional rollercoaster!

Whether you’re newly pregnant or trying to conceive, the next nine months are going to be a whirlwind ride! Along with heightened emotions, physical exhaustion and an ever-expanding baby bump, you can expect a rush of unsolicited comments, opinions and advice on everything from pelvic floor exercises and pain relief to breastfeeding and baby names. Better buckle up!

Don’t get us wrong: pregnancy is, without doubt, one of the most miraculous things you’ll ever experience. But with your body — and your life! — changing rapidly before your eyes, the jumble of information suddenly flying at you from every angle can quickly seem overwhelming.

With this in mind, we’ve put together this super easy-to-digest guide to having a happy and healthy pregnancy, plus (of course) a top tip or two from the experts on choosing the perfect name for your little one at the end of it all. Pregnancy does have its perks, too!

Weeks 1-4: From TTC to BFP

Weeks 5-8: Reality Bites

Weeks 9-12: Scans, Screening and Sharing Your News

Weeks 13-16: Welcome to the Second Trimester!

Weeks 17-20: Blue, Pink, or Green?

Weeks 21-24: Perfect Prep

Weeks 25-28: Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3…

Weeks 29-32: The Third Trimester Is Here!

Weeks 33-36: The Home Stretch

Weeks 37-42: Hello, World!

The Fourth Trimester

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show of the same name.

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