It is a very special time. Your body is changing and your baby is growing. The beginning of a pregnancy is a very exciting time. A lot happens during these first three months. The fertilized egg rapidly divides into layers of cells and implants in the wall of your womb where it carries on growing. These layers of cells become an embryo, which is what the baby is called at this stage.
During this trimester, your baby grows faster than at any other time. By six weeks, a heartbeat can usually be heard and by the end of week 12, your baby’s bones, muscles, and all the organs of the body have formed. At this point, your baby looks like a tiny human being and is now called a fetus. He or she will even be practicing swallowing! What a wonderful miracle! New life inside the womb where all is safe.
This process, as your belly grows and the baby too, is a very important memory to document. Your body will undergo so many once-in-a-lifetime changes. Capturing this moment in time for the future will be a very important choice for you and your baby.