Dr. Orfanoudaki Irene MD PhD - Obstetrics

Pregnancy is the most wonderful event for every woman.
Every pregnancy is different and treated as a special case since it is a unique and unique experience.

The pregnancy lasts for 40 weeks (280 days), starting on the first day of the last menstrual period.
To figure out how many weeks you are pregnant, you need to remember your last period.
So if for example your last period was June 1, then the first week of pregnancy is considered the week 1-7 June.

So let's see what symptoms pregnancy creates.

The first sign of pregnancy that the woman perceives is the delay in the appearance of her period.
There may be brown blood spots, but not a regular period. However, there are other common symptoms, such as:

  • Morning sickness and tendency to nausea and vomiting

  • Frequent urination

  • Breast pressure and pain in nipples and breasts

  • Change in nipple color

  • Bleeding or period cramps

  • Sensitivity to smell, change in taste

  • Exhaustion

  • Pain in the middle or pains similar to those of the period

  • Constipation

  • Changes of emotions

  • Sleepiness

Pregnancy per quarters:

  • 1st trimester of pregnancy. It is the most important period in the life of the fetus, as organogenesis occurs during its duration.


  • 2nd trimester of pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, the uterus and thus the abdomen grow and becomes apparent and perceived by and around the pregnancy.


  • 3rd trimester of pregnancy. In the last trimester of pregnancy, the embryo is now fully formed, most of its organs are ripe and continue if they develop.

Pregnancy per week:

  • Pregnancy Weeks 1-4: The embryo is implanted in the uterus, the endometrium walls are fat. The woman has not yet realized her pregnancy.


  • Weeks of Pregnancy 5-6: The woman suspects pregnancy due to delay in the period. The embryo has bean size and the umbilical cord is formed.


  • Pregnancy Weeks 7-10: The heart of the fetus begins to grow and its major organs (brain, lungs, liver, eyes, ears, fingers) are almost formed. The mother has morning nausea and her hormones begin to affect her mood.


  • Pregnancy Weeks 11-14: In these weeks of pregnancy, the mother will perform hematological testing and check for neck translucency. The risk of miscarriage is greatly reduced. The baby's genital organs and placenta have been formed.


  • Weeks of Pregnancy 15-18: The first moments of the baby that Mom realizes, start! The baby reacts to the sounds. Amniocentesis occurs where necessary, and parents learn the sex of the child. Pregnancy is already visible in the mother's body.


  • Pregnancy Weeks 19-24: The baby begins to kick, has a fluff already in the past weeks and the mother has to perform the second level ultrasound. The fetal bones grow stronger. Its weight reaches 500-600 grams and if there is childbirth, the baby survives an intensive care unit.


  • Weeks of pregnancy 25-30: Baby weighs 1 kg. Its growth continues, and the uterine contractions begin.


  • Pregnancy Weeks 31-35: The baby weighs 2 pounds and changes position to be head-down. The mother's womb has grown quite well and is likely to cause frequent urination, dyspepsia and difficulty in breathing.

  • Pregnancy Weeks 36-40: The development process within the uterus is complete and the baby is ready to be born. The mother is preparing for childbirth. If delivery is normal, the doctor will wait for the 40th week. If cesarean is planned, delivery may be a little earlier.


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