What is Pregnancy?

A woman experiences pregnancy when she has an egg that has been fertilized and an embryo has started developing. Pregnancy spans approximately 40 weeks and is divided into three trimesters. The first trimester, lasting 13 weeks, is marked by early signs such as missed periods, nausea, and fatigue. Support can be found to better understand pregnancy with Schneck OBGYN services.

During the first trimester, the fetus undergoes significant development, forming crucial structures and major organs so prenatal care is important. Avoiding toxins and infections is important to prevent harm to the fetus. Taking care of oneself involves lifestyle changes, like avoiding harmful substances, staying physically active, and practicing self-care for a healthy pregnancy.

Schneck's Family Life Center
provides comprehensive healthcare services and support to meet the unique needs of pregnant women in our community.

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