Pregnancy Milestones to Look Forward To
By Capital Women's Care
December 08, 2016
Category: OBGYN

Pregnancy is truly an amazing and unique journey for every woman.

Find out what big milestones you have to look forward to during your pregnancy.

While pregnancy may also feel like a whirlwind of emotions, before you know it your baby will be here and it will be so easy to forget pregnancywhat you went through those nine months. Of course, our Montgomery County, MD OBGYNs--Dr. Aliya Poshni, Dr. Eric Ashkin and Dr. Leslie Masiky--believe that there are some exciting pregnancy milestones that you should certainly look forward to and enjoy.

The End of Your First Trimester

Many women still wait until they have passed their first trimester to tell the world they are expecting. The first trimester can often be tough, with morning sickness and exhaustion, but now you are out of the woods and should certainly celebrate this milestone. Enjoy getting to see the smiles on people’s faces when you tell friends and family that you are expecting your own bundle of joy. Plus, you’ll also get back some of the energy that you lost during those first 12 weeks.

The First Heartbeat

It’s the most amazing sound in the world to hear your baby’s heartbeat. When you come in to see our Montgomery County obstetrician for an ultrasound you will finally get to hear the whooshing sound of your baby’s heart. The first time you experience this it can be amazingly overwhelming and exciting. Don’t be afraid to show your emotions in the moment.

The First Ultrasound

Most women wonder what their child looks like and the first time you get to take a look at the little baby inside you this is a moment that you won’t forget. As the baby grows it’s exciting to see the baby somersaulting, wiggling and kicking around in there. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for a printout of your ultrasound as a special keepsake.

The First Pregnancy Outfit

Once your belly starts to pop out, it’s time to find clothes that actually feel comfortable to walk around in. Enjoy shopping for those stretchy pants and adorable dresses that show off your new pregnant body. Plus, who doesn’t love a reason to shop?

The First Contraction

Yes, we understand that a lot of women worry about the actual labor and delivery part, but the first contractions are often known as Braxton-Hicks or “practice” contractions to get your body ready for the real thing. While these contractions can be a bit uncomfortable the positive news is that your little one is almost on its way!

Are you looking to find an obstetrician or gynecologist in Montgomery County, MD that you can trust? Then turn to the experts at Capital Women's Health. We are here for you every step of the way.

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