You at 1 month pregnant
If you suspect that you are pregnant and can’t wait to see if you miss your next period, take a home pregnancy test. Be sure to read the directions carefully and make sure any equipment you use is clean to ensure you get the most accurate answer.
Your baby at 1 month pregnant
It is merely a group of cells multiplying and growing rapidly. The outer layer of cells will become the placenta and the inner layer will grow into an embryo.
The placenta is an organ that transfers nutrients from you to your baby as it develops and processes your baby’s waste.
Once your growing embryo travels from your fallopian tube into the womb, it will burrow itself into the lining of your uterus. This is called implantation.
During the first two weeks of your embryo’s development, a very primitive face starts to form. Your baby’s eyes, mouth, lower jaw and throat have started to develop.
Its blood cells are also taking shape to prepare for circulation.
At this point, your baby will measure approximately five millimeters – smaller than a grain of rice.
Things to think about
Keep your fluids up too. This doesn’t include alcohol though. Alcohol and pregnancy aren’t a good mix. Currently, there is no proven safe amount of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. This is because the placenta cannot completely filter out alcohol meaning that a percentage still makes its way to your baby. Alcohol can cause problems in unborn babies when pregnant women consume it.
Remember to drink plenty of water and consider experimenting with some healthy non-alcoholic alternatives.
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The information of this article has been reviewed by nursing experts of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). The content should not substitute medical advice from your personal healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations/diagnosis or treatment. For more advice from AWHONN nurses, visit Healthy Mom&Baby at health4mom.org.