Does A Normal Pregnancy Require A Baby Doppler?
What is a normal pregnancy?
Although every pregnancy is completely unique and different, there are in face some things that are still considered normal in pregnancy:
- A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks and is grouped into three trimesters. The first trimester is weeks 1-12, the second being weeks 13-28, and the last weeks 29-40.
- Symptoms of early pregnancy include the ceasing of your menstrual periods, soreness and growth of breasts, fatigue, nausea, changes in moods and other symptoms.
- Pregnancy tests measure the hormone human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) in the urine or blood.
- Symptoms later pregnancy can include continued nausea and heartburn, problems with sleeping, swelling of the feet or hands, hemorrhoids, and even mild contractions.
- At the end of 37 weeks, a baby is considered full term and its organs are normally ready to function on their own.
- As the due date approaches, babies normally settle into a head-down position for birth.
- At birth, the average weight of a baby is between 6 pounds 2 ounces and 9 pounds 2 ounces and the average length is 19 to 21 inches long. Most full-term babies fall within these ranges. To get peace of mind, a baby doppler is invaluable.