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Pregnancy Journey Guide

Families come in all shapes and sizes. And new additions
to a family can be an exciting but unsure time. 


AHN Women supports your family

We help moms, babies and their support systems with information on staying healthy and happy. Caring for you in every trimester, including the fourth, is #LivingProof.

Know what happens to you and your baby

  • Month 1

    Mom: Mood changes; may feel anxious or worried.

    Baby: Nerve cells are forming through the embryo.

    Tip: Eliminate or minimize caffeine consumption. Experts say between 150 to 300 mg should be the daily maximum.

  • Month 2

    Mom: Increased blood volume.

    Baby: Heart beats with regular rhythm.

    Tip: 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity each day is sufficient. Break it up into smaller increments, if necessary (e.g., 10 minutes, three times a day).

  • Month 3

    Mom: Hair and nails should grow nicely.

    Baby: Fetus may start growing hair.

    Tip: Avoid nail polish and hair dyes that may contain harmful chemicals such as toluene, formaldehyde, and quaternium-15.

  • Month 4

    Mom: Nausea is resolving and appetite will increase.

    Baby: Placenta is fully formed.

    Tip: Know what foods to eat and which ones to avoid.

  • Month 5

    Mom: Heart beats faster.

    Baby: Active and turns.

    Tip: Try prenatal yoga that can include asana (physical postures), pranayama (breath work), meditation, and relaxation. Or, try meditation and relaxation on your own. Always check with your doctor before doing a new activity.

  • Month 6