The first trimester lasts from week 1 through to the end of week 13 of your pregnancy. You may not look pregnant yet, but you’re probably feeling it. It’s an exciting time as there is a lot going on. Your baby is beginning to develop, and your body is changing too.
We’ve got some great tips to see you through this first stage and help you feel prepared for everything that’s ahead - from dealing with all those unfamiliar hormones, to bonding with your growing baby bump! If you’d like to see what stage of development your baby may be at each week Ready Steady Baby! has a really interesting timeline.
Top tips from parents-to-be
Tip #1: Feeling unwell
If you're not feeling like yourself at the start of your pregnancy, don't worry - many women don’t feel 100%. As every pregnancy is different, you may feel great. Or even have ups and downs. In these first few weeks, your hormones are pretty busy – and this can affect how you feel.
Tip #2: Talk about it
Tip #3: Bump selfies
Tip #4: Talk to bump
Take some time to form a bond with your growing baby. Your little one will hear and recognise your voice even at this early stage, so you can start talking to your bump, let them hear some music, and encourage your partner to get involved as a way of helping your baby develop.