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Nameberry Pregnancy 101: Your week by week guide

February 13, 2018 Emma Waterhouse

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Or you’re trying to be. 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

Nameberry’s Guide to Baby Gear

About the author

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse — better known as @katinka around these parts — joined the team in 2017, writing about everything from pregnancy and birth to unique baby names from fiction and fantasy. As Nameberry's head moderator, she also helps to keep our active Forums community ticking. A linguist by background, Emma speaks six languages and lives in England's smallest county with her husband and three young children. You can reach her at emma@nameberry.com.

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